John L. Weinberg Center for Corporate Governance

Weinberg Center

News and Highlights from the Weinberg Center:

Weinberg Center announces a new Advisory Board Chair and new Advisory Board members

The Weinberg Center announces that Myron Steele, a Partner at Potter Anderson & Corroon LP and former Chief Justice of the Delaware Supreme Court, will be the new Chair of the Center’s Advisory Board, replacing William Chandler, a Partner at Wilson & Sonsini and former Chancellor of the Delaware Chancery Court, who will be stepping down as Chair, effective September 30, 2014.  In addition, seven new members will be joining the Advisory Board. They are:  Chancellor Andre Bouchard, Chancellor, Delaware Court of Chancery; Stephen Brown, President and Chief Executive Officer, the Society of Corporate Secretaries & Governance Professionals; Laban Jackson, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Clear Creek Properties, Inc. and an independent director at JPMorgan Chase & Co.; Jack B. Jacobs, Senior Counsel, Sidley Austin, LLP (effective October 1, 2014) and former Justice, Delaware Supreme Court; Justin Klein, Partner, Ballard Spahr LLP; Howard Meyers, Partner, Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP; and Rodman Ward III, President and Chief Executive Officer of Corporation Service Company.  For a copy of the announcement, click hereFor a complete list of Advisory Board members click here.

Weinberg Center’s October 2013 John L. Weinberg Distinguished Speaker featuring William Lauder, Executive Chairman of The Estee Lauder Companies Inc., is the subject of the cover story in Directors & Boards magazine (Annual Report 2014).  To read the article, click here.

“Save the Dates"
Spring 2015

March 17, 2015
Corporate Governance Symposium - "Governance Issues of Critical Importance to Institutional Investors in 2015"

May 5, 2015
Program co-sponsored with the Center for Audit Quality

Weinberg Article on the "Management Knowledge-Captured Board"

Ann C. Mulé, Associate Director, and Charles M. Elson, Director, of the Weinberg Center, have recently published an article in the first quarter 2014 edition of Directors & Boards magazine.  The article is about the importance of independent director industry expertise on a public company board and the dangers of a “management knowledge-captured board.”  Ms. Mulé and/or Professor Elson have spoken on this topic at: the ABA Business Law Section Spring 2014 Meeting, the 2014 Citadel Directors Institute and The Conference Board's Global Corporate Governance Research Center's Corporate/Investor Summit.





News Highlights

Delaware Law Issues Update

Law and corporate governance leaders visit UD for informative conference, networking

The Delaware Law Issues Update hosted by UD's Weinberg Center for Corporate Governance provided expert perspectives on legal and corporate governance issues in the past and future.

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The Lerner College is home to a state-of-the-art financial trading facility, the $1.5 million student-led Blue Hen Investment Club, a student-managed restaurant and hotel, a high-technology development center of a global bank and a start-up experience for students with new business ideas.

Lerner College faculty - like Meryl Gardner, whose research on foods and moods was recently published in the Journal of Consumer Psychology - are thought leaders who command attention from influential business audiences, economists and policy makers.

All Lerner College departments offer discovery learning experiences and emphasize data-based analytics to enrich the student experience. Here, students at Vita Nova, our award-winning restaurant run through HRIM, joined professional chefs and winemakers in hosting a 2014 Mid-Atlantic Wine and Food Festival event.

The Institute for Financial Services Analytics is a collaboration between the Lerner College, UD's College of Engineering and JPMorgan Chase, and hosts events for academics and the business community designed to address consumer analytics and industry applications.

Undergraduate scholarships, made possible through the generosity of alumni and friends, enable us to support promising scholars. Here, Delaware Gov. Jack Markell and his mother, Leni Markell, join recipients of the William Markell Scholarship (center), which benefits students in Accounting and MIS.

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