Institute for Law and Economics

Penn Law

Chancery Court Programs

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

CHANCERY COURT PROGRAM

Chancery Court Program

Equity Risk Premium

Discussion: 4:30 to 6:30 PM

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

Panelists:

Greg Dalvito
Managing Director, Barclays Capital
James Del Favero
Managing Director, Global Head of Raid and Activism Defense, Goldman, Sachs & Co.
Robert W. Holthausen
Professor of Accounting and Finance, Chairperson, Accounting Department, Ernst and Young Professor and The Nomura Securities Professor, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
Jonathan Mir
Managing Director, Lazard
Jessica Wachter
Professor of Finance, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

CHANCERY COURT PROGRAM

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The USA or EU: Which Has- As a Matter of Fact- A More Open Market for Corporate Control?

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:
George A. Casey
Shearman & Sterling LLP
Richard Hall
Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP
Scott Petepiece
Shearman & Sterling LLP

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

 

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

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

CHANCERY COURT PROGRAM

Chancery Court Program

Function and Impartiality: Deciding Between Using a Conflicted Full Service Bank and a Conflict-Free Bank

Discussion: 4:30 to 6:30 PM

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

Panelists:
Joel E. Friedlander
Bouchard Margules & Friedlander
Robert A. Kindler
Vice Chairman and Global Head of M&A
Morgan Stanley

Eileen Nugent
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
Antonio Weiss
Global Head of Investment Banking
Lazard

 

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

CHANCERY COURT PROGRAM

Chancery Court Program

Illegitimate Kingmaker or Effective Voice Of Genuine Stockholder Sentiment?:
The Role Of Institutional Shareholder Services In Contested Corporate Elections

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:
Glenn Booraem
Principal & Fund Controller, The Vanguard Group
Daniel H. Burch
Chairman & CEO, MacKenzie Partners, Inc.
Jill Fisch
Perry Golkin Professor of Law, University of Pennsylvania Law School
Alan Miller
Co-Chairman, Innisfree M&A Incorporated
Christopher Young
Managing Director and Head of the Takeover Defense Practice, Credit Suisse

 

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

CHANCERY COURT PROGRAM

Chancery Court Program

England Goes All 1980s Constituency Soft?
Cadbury & England’s Commitment to the Non-Frustration Rule

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:
Creighton O’M. Condon
Shearman & Sterling LLP
Noel Hinton
Former Deputy Director General, The Takeover Panel
Sarah Jones
Clifford Chance LLP
Scott V. Simpson
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom (UK) LLP

 

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

 

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

 

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

CHANCERY COURT PROGRAM

The Independent Director’s Most Important Role?: Selecting, Compensating, Overseeing, and Planning For the Succession of the CEO

Chancery Court Program

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:
Robert C. Clark
Harvard Law School
Director: TIAA-CREF and Time Warner

Charles M. Elson
Weinberg Center for Corporate Governance
University of Delaware
Director: Autozone, Inc. and HealthSouth Corporation

V. Janet Hill
Alexander & Associates, Inc.
Director: Sprint Nextel, Wendy’s

Susan M. Stalnecker
E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company
Director: PPL Corporation

 

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

CHANCERY COURT PROGRAM

Say On Pay: A Positive Contribution to Corporate Effectiveness and Accountability or an Unprincipled and Costly Incursion into Director Authority?

Chancery Court Program

Debate: 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

Speakers:
Harvey J. Goldschmid
Dwight Professor of Law
Columbia Law School

Stephen M. Bainbridge
William D. Warren Professor of Law
University of California - Los Angeles School of Law

 

Thursday, April 5, 2007

CHANCERY COURT PROGRAM

Labor’s Views on Corporate Governance and the Role of the Corporate Board

Chancery Court Program

Panel 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:
Richard C. Ferlauto
AFSCME
Michael Musuraca
District Council 37, AFSCME
Damon Silvers
AFL-CIO

 

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

CHANCERY COURT PROGRAM

Structuring the Board’s Compliance Function: Should the Corporation Continue to ‘Dump It Into Audit’ or Are Fresher Approaches Needed?

Chancery Court Program

Panel 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:
Mark J. Gentile
Richards, Layton & Finger
Janet L. Kelly
ConocoPhillips Company
Simon M. Lorne
Millennium Management LLC
Robert H. Mundheim
Shearman & Sterling LLP
Victoria E. Silbey
SunGard Data Systems, Inc.

 

Tuesday, April 4, 2006

CHANCERY COURT PROGRAM

Appraisal Jurisprudence and Investment Banker Opinions: Do They Speak the Same Language?

Panel on the Toys ‘R Us Litigation: 4:30 to 6:30 PM

Moderator:
Hon. Leo E. Strine, Jr.
Vice Chancellor, Delaware Court of Chancery

Panelists:
Thomas J. Allingham II
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
William D. Anderson, Jr.
Goldman, Sachs & Co.
John G. Finley
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP
Robin M. Rankin
Credit Suisse First Boston

 

Tuesday, February 28, 2006

CHANCERY COURT PROGRAM

The Technicolor Saga: The Trial Judges Tell Their Story

Panel Discussion: 4:30 to 6:30 PM

Moderator:
Hon. Leo E. Strine, Jr.
Vice Chancellor, Delaware Court of Chancery

Commentators:
Hon. William B. Chandler III
Chancellor, Delaware Court of Chancery
Hon. William T. Allen
Former Chancellor, Delaware Court of Chancery

 

Tuesday, December 7, 2004

CHANCERY COURT PROGRAM

Controlling Stockholders

Panel Discussion: 4:30 to 6:30 PM

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

Panelists:
Joel Friedlander
Bouchard Margules & Friedlander, P.A.
Mark Gordon
Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz.
Victor L. Lewkow
Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton
Bruce L. Silverstein
Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP

 

Tuesday, November 9, 2004

CHANCERY COURT PROGRAM

Valuation

Panel Discussion: 4:30 to 6:30 PM

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

Panelists:
Thomas J. Allingham II
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom
David G. Clarke
President, The Griffing Group, Inc.
Robert W. Holthausen
Nomura Securities Company Professor of Accounting and Finance
The Wharton School

Michael A. Weidinger
Morris, James, Hitchens & Williams LLP