Institute for Law and Economics

Penn Law

Past Events, 2009-2010

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

CHANCERY COURT PROGRAM

Chancery Court Program

NCS v. Omnicare

Discussion: 4:30 to 6:30 PM

Moderators:
Hon. Leo E. Strine
Vice Chancellor, Delaware Court of Chancery
Michael L. Wachter
William B. Johnson Professor of Law and Economics
University of Pennsylvania Law School

Panelists:
Stephen P. Lamb
Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
David McBride
Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP
H. Jeffrey Schwartz
DLA Piper LLP
Donald J. Wolfe
Potter Anderson & Corroon LLP

 

Friday, April 9, 2010

CORPORATE ROUNDTABLE

Corporate Roundtable

Mutual Funds

Sessions: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

By Invitation

 

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

LAW AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP LECTURE

Joseph D. Gatto
Chairman of Investment Banking for the Americas
Barclays Capital

Managing Through Change, Managing Through Crisis in Financial Services

Lecture:     4:30 to 5:30 PM
Reception: 5:30 to 6:30 PM

Open to the Public

Joseph Gatto

Joseph D. Gatto is Chairman of Investment Banking of Barclays Capital Americas. He is also a member of the Barclays Capital Investment Banking Executive Committee.

Prior to joining Barclays Capital in 2008, Mr. Gatto was Vice Chairman of Lehman Brothers and Co-Head of Corporate Finance and was a member of the firm’s Investment Banking Executive Committee and Senior Client Council. At Lehman, he had also served as Global Chairman of Mergers and Acquisitions. Before joining Lehman Brothers in 2005, Mr. Gatto spent 21 years at Goldman, Sachs & Co. becoming a partner in that firm in 1994 and serving as Chairman of Consumer Products Banking. Over the course of the last ten years, he has advised clients on over $300 billion of transactions, primarily in the consumer, industrial and retail sectors.

Mr. Gatto earned his AB (magna cum laude) from Princeton University, his MBA from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School and his JD (cum laude) from the University of Pennsylvania Law School.

He is a member of the Board of Overseers at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, a Trustee of the Brunswick School, a member of the Advisory Councils of the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University and of the Institute for Law and Economics at the University of Pennsylvania.

 

Friday, February 26 & Saturday, February 27, 2010

PENN / NYU LAW AND FINANCE SYMPOSIUM

Penn/NYU Conference

Friday:     9:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Saturday: 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM

By Invitation

View Conference Website

 

Thursday, February 18, 2010

ILE / WHARTON FINANCE SEMINAR

Anil Kashyap
Edward Eagle Brown Professor of Economics and Finance
The University of Chicago Booth School of Business

Will the U.S. Bank Recapitalization Succeed? Eight Lessons from Japan

Seminar: 3:00 to 4:30 PM

Anil Kashyap

Anil K. Kashyap is the Edward Eagle Brown Professor of Economics and Finance at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. His research focuses on banking, business cycles, corporate finance, price setting, and monetary policy. His research has won him numerous awards, including a Sloan Research Fellowship, the Nikkei Prize for Excellent Books in Economic Sciences, and a Senior Houblon-Norman Fellowship from the Bank of England.

Prior to joining the Chicago Booth faculty in 1991, Kashyap spent three years as an economist for the Board of Governors for the Federal Reserve System. He currently works as a consultant for the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, and serves as a member of the Economic Advisory Panel of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, and as a Research Associate for the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER).

He is one of the advisors to the Cabinet Office of the Government of Japan for its research project on “The Japanese Economy and Macroeconomic Policies over Last Twenty-Five Years” and is on the Board of Directors of the Bank of Italy’s Einuadi Institute of Economics and Finance.

Kashyap is also one of the academic members of the Bellagio Group (whose non-academic members consist of the Deputy Central Bank Governors and Vice Ministers of Finance of the G7 countries).

Kashyap serves as co-organizer of the NBER’s Working Group on the Japanese Economy and of the NBER’s Working Group on the Functioning of Financial Firms and Resolution of their Distress, is a member of both the American Economic Association and American Finance Association, and cofounded the U.S. Monetary Policy Forum. He is one of the two faculty directors of the Chicago Booth’s Initiative on Global Markets.

He regularly speaks on the financial crisis, Japan, the global economy, and the direction of economic policy.

He graduated from the University of California at Davis in 1982 with a bachelor’s degree in economics and statistics with highest honors. In 1989, he earned a PhD from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He enjoys rotisserie baseball, bridge, and the Indianapolis 500.

 

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

CHANCERY COURT PROGRAM

Chancery Court Program

High-Stakes Showdown in Delaware:
Key Participants Look Back at Paramount Commc’ns v. Time

Discussion: 4:30 to 6:30 PM

Moderators:
Hon. Leo E. Strine
Vice Chancellor, Delaware Court of Chancery
Michael L. Wachter
William B. Johnson Professor of Law and Economics
University of Pennsylvania Law School

Panelists:
William T. Allen
Nusbaum Professor of Law and Business
Director, Pollack Center for Law and Business
New York University School of Law

Martin Lipton
Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz
Theodore N. Mirvis
Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz
Paul K. Rowe
Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz

 

Thursday, January 7, 2010

CORPORATE GOVERNANCE CONFERENCE
with Hebrew University Faculty of Law
in Jerusalem

Sessions: 2:00 to 7:00 PM

By Invitation

 

Friday, December 11, 2009

CORPORATE ROUNDTABLE

Corporate Roundtable

Empowering Shareholders?

Sessions: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

By Invitation

 

Thursday, November 5, 2009

ILE / WHARTON FINANCE SEMINAR

Howell Jackson
James S. Reid, Jr. Professor of Law
Harvard Law School

Regulatory Reform in the Real World

Seminar: 3:00 to 4:30 PM

Howell Jackson

Howell Jackson is the James S. Reid, Jr., Professor of Law at Harvard Law School. His research interests include financial regulation, international finance, consumer protection, federal budget policy, and entitlement reform. Professor Jackson has served as a consultant to the United States Treasury Department, the United Nations Development Program, and the World Bank/International Monetary Fund. He is a member of the National Academy on Social Insurance, a trustee of the College Retirement Equities Fund (CREF) and its affiliated TIAA-CREF investment companies, a member of the panel of outside scholars for the NBER Retirement Research Center, and a senior editor for Cambridge University Press Series on International Corporate Law and Financial Regulation. Professor Jackson frequently testifies before Congress and consults with government agencies on issues of financial regulation. He is co-editor of Fiscal Challenges: An Inter-Disciplinary Approach to Budget Policy (Cambridge University Press 2008), co-author of Analytical Methods for Lawyers (Foundation Press 2003) and Regulation of Financial Institutions (West 1999), and author of numerous scholarly articles. Before joining the Harvard Law School faculty in 1989, Professor Jackson was a law clerk for Associate Justice Thurgood Marshall and practiced law in Washington, D.C. Professor Jackson received J.D. and M.B.A. degrees from Harvard University in 1982 and a B.A. from Brown University in 1976.

 

Thursday, October 29, 2009

DISTINGUISHED JURIST LECTURE

Hon. Lewis A. Kaplan
United States District Judge
Southern District of New York

Private Securities Litigation - Time for a Fresh Start?

Lecture: 4:30 to 5:30 PM
Reception: 5:30 to 6:30 PM

Open to the Public

Hon. Lewis Kaplan

Judge Kaplan was appointed United States District Judge for the Southern District of New York on August 9, 1994 and entered on duty August 22, 1994. He received his A.B. with high honors in political science from the University of Rochester in 1966 and his J.D. cum laude from Harvard Law School in 1969. He then served as law clerk to Honorable Edward M. McEntee of the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit.

Judge Kaplan joined the New York law firm of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison in 1970 and was a partner in the firm from 1977 until joining the bench. Since his appointment to the bench, Judge Kaplan has handled a number of well known cases. He now is presiding over the first criminal prosecution in a federal district court of a Guantanamo detainee. He tried what the government called the largest criminal tax case in U.S. history, the prosecution of many former members of the accounting firm, KPMG, and others, for conspiracy to defraud the United States and for tax evasion. He was responsible for the civil antitrust price-fixing cases brought against Sotheby’s Holdings, Inc. and Christie’s and the companion criminal antitrust case against Sotheby’s. He is presiding over multidistrict litigations relating to the failed Italian company, Parmalat, and to Lehman Brothers Holdings. He has been the trial judge in such intellectual property cases as Universal City Studios, Inc. v. Reimerdes, in which held that dissemination of a computer program that decrypts copyrighted motion pictures stored on DVDs violated the Digital Millenium Copyright Act, and Larson v. Thomson, which dealt with a claim of joint copyright ownership in the show Rent by a dramaturg who worked on the script. Other noteworthy decisions include his 1998 ruling enjoining the City of New York from interfering with the so-called Million Youth March in Harlem on the ground that the regulations relied upon by the City in banning the march violated the First Amendment as well as a 1997 decision upholding the Welfare Reform Act of 1996 against constitutional challenge.

In 2009, Judge Kaplan received the Federal Bar Council’s Learned Hand Medal for excellence in federal jurisprudence and the Judicial Recognition Award of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. The New York State Bar Association Section on Commercial and Federal Litigation in 2007 awarded him its Stanley H. Fuld Award for “outstanding contributions to commercial law and litigation.”

Judge Kaplan is a Judicial Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, judicial liaison to the Council of the ABA Section of Antitrust Law, and a member of the American Law Institute. He is chair of the Technology Committee of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, was a member of the Committee on Automation and Technology of the Judicial Conference of the United States from 1997 through 2003, and has served as a director and member of the executive committee of the Federal Judges’ Association.

 

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Insights from Practice

Insights from Practice

Sessions: 4:30 to 6:00 PM
Reception: 6:00 to 6:30 PM

Open to the Public

Panel Co-Chairs:
Joseph B. Frumkin
Sullivan & Cromwell LLP
G. Daniel O’Donnell
Dechert LLP

Panelists:
Richard B. Aldridge
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
Kenneth A. Lefkowitz
Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP
Peter G. Samuels
Proskauer Rose LLP

 

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

LAW AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP LECTURE

J. P. Suarez
Senior Vice President and General Counsel
Wal-Mart Stores Inc.

The “Ten Points” for Maintaining a Risk-Taking
Entrepreneurial Spirit in a Large Corporation

Lecture: 4:30 to 5:30 PM
Reception: 5:30 to 6:30 PM

Open to the Public

J.P. Suarez

John Peter Suarez (J.P.) is the Senior Vice President and General Counsel for Wal-Mart Stores International Division, responsible for managing all legal affairs for the 14 countries in which Wal-Mart operates. His areas of responsibility include franchising, operational support, mergers & acquisitions, employment, tax, compliance, and supervision over all other legal affairs. J.P. is responsible for providing advice and legal counseling to all members of the International management team, including the CEO of the International Division. Prior to being named to this position, J.P. was the Senior Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer for Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., responsible for helping to identify all regulatory issues facing the company, implementing mitigation plans, and monitoring overall compliance with legal obligations in the areas of Operations, Pharmacy, Privacy, Environmental, Immigration and Financial Services, and Food Safety. J.P. also led the company’s Product Safety area, helping to ensure that all Wal-Mart’s products meet appropriate safety standards.

J.P. joined Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. in 2004 and began his career as the Vice President and General Counsel for Sam’s Club Legal. He was responsible for managing the legal affairs for Sam’s Club, a $44 billion Warehouse Club. His responsibilities included ensuring compliance with regulatory obligations such as OSHA, environmental, and food safety issues and managing operations, employment, merchandise and marketing issues. J.P. also served as the Senior Vice President for Asset Protection for Wal-Mart Stores U.S. Division.

Prior to joining Wal-Mart, J.P. served as the U.S. EPA Assistant Administrator for compliance and enforcement, where he was nominated by President Bush and confirmed by the U.S. Senate and was responsible for directing the nation’s environmental compliance and enforcement efforts. He also served as a federal and state prosecutor, and was the chief enforcement officer overseeing New Jersey’s gaming industry. J.P. graduated from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where he was an Articles Editor for the law review. He completed his undergraduate studies at Tufts University, where he received a B.A. in English and Drama with honors in both majors.

J.P. has three children ages 11, 8 and 7.