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 here. For 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"
October 8, 2014
Address by James R. Doty, Chairman, Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB)
“(Event Co-sponsored by the Accounting Department, Lerner College of Business & Economics, University of Delaware)
October 30, 2014
John L. Weinberg Distinguished Speaker - F. William McNabb III, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Vanguard
Panel on "Board Composition"
For more informaiton on these two programs, go to Upcoming Events
November 19 – 20, 2014
Second Annual Delaware Law Issues Update Conference
For more information, go to Upcoming Events
For information on the 2013 Delaware Law Issues Update Conference, please see Past Events - 2013.
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.
- "A new kind of captured board" (copy provided compliments of Directors & Boards)