Institute for Law and Economics

Penn Law

Past Events, 2012-2013

Friday, May 31, 2013

JUDGING CORPORATE LAW CONFERENCE

Sessions: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

By Invitation Only

 

Friday, April 19, 2013

CORPORATE ROUNDTABLE

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Litigation

Sessions: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

By Invitation Only

 

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

CHANCERY COURT PROGRAM

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Say on Pay

Sessions:  4:30 to 6:30 PM

Open to the Penn Law Community

Moderators:
Hon. Leo E. Strine, Jr.
Chancellor, Chancery Court of Delaware
Michael L. Wachter
William B. and Mary Barb Johnson Professor of Law and Economics
Co-Director, Institute for Law and Economics, University of Pennsylvania

Panelists:
Glenn Booraem
Principal and Fund Controller, Vanguard
David Chun
CEO and Founder, Equilar, Inc.
Regina Olshan
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
Daniel Pedrotty
Research Fellow, Harvard Kennedy School Initiative for Responsible Investment
Michael J. Segal
Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz
Randall S. Thomas
John S. Beasley II Professor of Law and Business, Vanderbilt University Law School

 

Thursday, March 28, 2013

ILE / WHARTON FINANCE SEMINAR

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Patrick Bolton
Barbara and David Zalaznick Professor of Business, Columbia Business School

Should Derivatives Be Privileged in Bankruptcy?

Seminar: 3:00 to 4:30 PM

Open to Faculty and Advanced Students in Law and Finance

Patrick BoltonPatrick Bolton is the David Zalaznick Professor of Business. He joined Columbia Business School in July 2005. He received his PhD from the London School of Economics in 1986 and holds a BA in economics from the University of Cambridge and a BA in political science from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris. He began his career as an assistant professor at the University of California at Berkeley and then moved to Harvard University, joining their economics department from 1987-1989. He was Chargé de Recherche at the C.N.R.S. Laboratoire d’ Econométrie de L’ Ecole Polytechnique from 1989-1991, Cassel Professor of Money and Banking at the London School of Economics from 1991-1994, Chargé de cours associé at the Institut d’Etudes Europénnes de l’Université Libre de Bruxelles from 1994-1998, and John H. Scully ‘66 Professor of Finance and Economics at Princeton University from 1998-2005. His research and areas of interest are in contract theory and contracting issues in corporate finance and industrial organization. A central focus of his work is on the allocation of control and decision rights to contracting parties when long-term contracts are incomplete. This issue is relevant in many different contracting areas including: the firm’s choice of optimal debt structure, corporate governance and the firm’s optimal ownership structure, vertical integration, and constitution design. His work in industrial organization focuses on antitrust economics and the potential anticompetitive effects of various contracting practices. He recently published his first book, Contract Theory, with Mathias Dewatripont and has co-edited a second book with Howard Rosenthal, Credit Markets for the Poor.

 

Monday, March 18, 2013

INTERNATIONAL PROGRAM

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Luca Enriques
Nomura Visiting Professor of International Financial Systems, Harvard Law School

The Case for an Unbiased Takeover Law (with an Application to the European Union)

Lecture:     4:30 to 6:00 PM

Open to Faculty and Advanced Students in Law and Finance

Luca EnriquesLuca Enriques is Visiting Professor at Harvard Law School, Professor of Business Law at the University LUISS “Guido Carli” Department of Law in Rome, and ECGI Research Associate. From 2007 to June 2012 he was a commissioner at Consob, the Italian Securities and Exchange Commission. Before then, he was a consultant to Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton and an adviser to the Italian Ministry of the Economy and Finance on matters relating to corporate, banking and securities law with a special focus on European policy initiatives. Appointed by the European Commission as a member of the Forum of Market Experts on Auditors’ Liability (2005-2007) and of the Reflection Group on the Future of EU Company Law (2010-2011), he has frequently taken part as a panelist to European Union hearings and conferences on corporate governance and securities law. After the LLM at Harvard Law School in 1996, he worked at the Bank of Italy in the banking supervision department for three years and then joined the University of Bologna, where he was Professor of Business Law until 2012.

 

Monday, February 25, 2013

LAW AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP LECTURE

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Adam Aron
CEO and Co-Owner
Philadelphia 76ers

From Corporate Management to Sports Management: Turning Around the 76ers

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

Open to the Public

Adam AronAdam Aron is CEO of the Philadelphia 76ers, and runs all day to day operations of the team on behalf of the ownership group. He previously was Chairman and CEO of World Leisure Partners, Inc., a consultancy he formed in 2006. From 1996 to 2006, Adam was Chairman and CEO of Vail Resorts, the largest ski resort operator in the United States. He was previously President and CEO of Norwegian Cruise Line, Senior Vice President of Marketing for United Airlines as well as Senior Vice President of Marketing for Hyatt Hotels. He serves on the Boards of Starwood Hotels, Norwegian Cruise Line, Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises. Born and raised in Philadelphia, and a graduate of Abington High School, Adam holds a Bachelor’s Degree cum laude from Harvard College and an M.B.A. with Distinction from Harvard Business School.

 

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

CHANCERY COURT PROGRAM

ILE - Chancery Court - 02.12.13

Benefit Corporations

Sessions:  4:30 to 6:30 PM

Open to the Penn Law Community

Moderators:
Hon. Leo E. Strine, Jr.
Chancellor, Chancery Court of Delaware
Michael L. Wachter
William B. and Mary Barb Johnson Professor of Law and Economics
Co-Director, Institute for Law and Economics, University of Pennsylvania

Panelists:
Frederick H. Alexander
Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP
David Chen
Co-founder and Principal, Equilibrium Capital Group
Andrew Kassoy
Co-Founder, B Lab

Thursday, February 8 and Friday, February 9, 2013

NYU / PENN CONFERENCE on LAW AND FINANCE

In New York City

Friday Sessions: 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM

Saturday Sessions: 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM

By Invitation Only

Friday, December 14, 2012

CORPORATE ROUNDTABLE

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Private Equity

Sessions: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

By Invitation Only

 

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

INSIGHTS FROM PRACTICE

Insights from Practice Panel.

General Counsels

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

Open to the Penn Law Community

Moderators:
Jill E. Fisch
Perry Golkin Professor of Law
University of Pennsylvania Law School

Helen P. Pudlin
Retired Senior Vice President and General Counsel
PNC Financial Services Group

Panelists:
Bruce N. Kuhlik
Executive Vice President and General Counsel
Merck & Co., Inc.

Allan N. Rauch
Vice President - Legal and General Counsel
Bed Bath & Beyond Inc.

Andrea E. Utecht
Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary
FMC Corporation

Robert H. Young
Senior Vice President and General Counsel
Airgas, Inc.

 

Thursday, October 18, 2012

LAW AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP LECTURE

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David Perla
Co-Chief Executive Officer
Pangea3 LLC

The Cross-Cultural CEO: Growing a Business in a World Without Borders

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

This program has been approved for 1.0 credit hour of substantive law credit for Pennsylvania lawyers. CLE credit may be available in other jurisdictions as well. Attendees seeking CLE credit should bring payment in the amount of $25 cash or check payable to “The Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania.

Open to the Public

David PerlaDavid Perla is an entrepreneur and business builder and leader, with expertise in building profitable, high-growth US/India cross-border businesses. David is a Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Pangea3, a Sequoia Capital portfolio company acquired by Thomson Reuters in 2010. Pangea3 is the #1 ranked legal process outsourcing (LPO) provider world-wide with more than 1,000 employees globally, most notably in India and the United States. Pangea3 provides innovative global legal solutions to Fortune 1000 corporations, in-house counsel and law firms, and has received numerous accolades and industry awards. Pangea3 has been recognized as a market leader by Time Magazine, Inc. Magazine, the New York Law Journal, and the India Business Law Journal, and has been featured in the Economist, the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal.

Prior to forming Pangea3, David was Vice President - Business & Legal Affairs for Monster, the leading global online careers property. At Monster, David oversaw all corporate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, strategic alliances, partnerships and investments. Prior to joining Monster, David spent five years as a corporate and transactional lawyer at Katten Muchin Rosenman, a prestigious AmLaw 100 law firm.

David graduated cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania, from which he also earned his law degree and was the winner of the school’s Keedy Cup Moot Court Competition.

 

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

DISTINGUISHED JURIST LECTURE

Daniel K. Tarullo
Governor, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

Financial Stability Regulation

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

Open to the Public

Daniel K. TarulloDaniel K. Tarullo took office on January 28, 2009, to fill an unexpired term ending January 31, 2022.

Prior to his appointment to the Board, Mr. Tarullo was Professor of Law at Georgetown University Law Center, where he taught courses in international financial regulation, international law, and banking law. Prior to joining the Georgetown Law faculty, Mr. Tarullo held several senior positions in the Clinton administration.

From 1993 to 1998, Mr. Tarullo served, successively, as Assistant Secretary of State for Economic and Business Affairs, Deputy Assistant to the President for Economic Policy, and Assistant to the President for International Economic Policy. He also served as a principal on both the National Economic Council and the National Security Council. From 1995 to 1998, Mr. Tarullo also served as President Clinton’s personal representative to the G7/G8 group of industrialized nations.

Before joining the Clinton administration, he served as Chief Counsel for Employment Policy on the staff of Senator Edward M. Kennedy, and practiced law in Washington, D.C. He also worked in the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice and as Special Assistant to the Undersecretary of Commerce. From 1981 to 1987, Mr. Tarullo taught at Harvard Law School. Mr. Tarullo has also served as a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations and as a non-resident senior fellow at the Center for American Progress. Mr. Tarullo has also held a visiting professorship at Princeton University.

Mr. Tarullo was born in November 1952 in Boston, Massachusetts. He received his A.B. from Georgetown University in 1973 and his M.A. from Duke University in 1974. In 1977, Mr. Tarullo received his J.D. (summa cum laude) from the University of Michigan Law School, where he served as Article and Book Review Editor of the Michigan Law Review.

Mr. Tarullo is married and has two children.

 

Thursday, September 27, 2012

ILE / WHARTON FINANCE SEMINAR

Alan Schwartz
Sterling Professor of Law, Yale Law School

Long Term Contracting with Private Information

Seminar: 3:00 to 4:30 PM

Open to Faculty and Advanced Students in Law and Finance

Alan Schwartz

Alan Schwartz is a Sterling Professor at Yale University. His appointments are in the Yale Law School and the Yale School of Management. Professor Schwartz’s academic specialties include corporate finance and corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, bankruptcy, contracts and commercial transactions. He has published numerous articles and books in these fields. He has been identified, by the Institute of Scientific Information, as being in the top one half of one percent of social scientists worldwide in total citations, and by Heinline Online as one of the fifty most cited law professors of all time. Professor Schwartz has been President of the American Law and Economics Association and Editor of The Journal of Law, Economics and Organization. He is currently a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Professor Schwartz also is a Director of Cliffs Natural Resources Co. and Furniture Brands International, both of which are traded on the New York Stock Exchange. Professor Schwartz consults as an expert in corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, bankruptcy, contracts and commercial law.