John L. Weinberg Center for Corporate Governance

2002 Events

Tues., Dec 3, 2002
Circon – The Role of the Dissident Director

  1. David Berger, Partner, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
  2. Lawrence Hamermesh, Associate Professor of Law, Widener University School of Law
  3. The Honorable Jack B. Jacobs, Vice Chancellor, Delaware Court of Chancery
  4. Rich Koppes, Of Counsel, Jones, Day, Reavis & Pogue
  5. Peter Langerman, Chairman of the Board, Franklin Mutual Advisors, Inc.
  6. Mark Sargent, Dean, School of Law, Villanova University
  7. Steve Perkins, Ranger Governance

 

Tues., Nov 19, 2002
Corporate Governance Guidelines: Common Ground – Realistic Expectations?

  1. George Dallas, Managing Director and Global Practice Leader, Governance Services, Standard & Poor’s
  2. Margaret Foran, Vice President for Corporate Governance, Pfizer Inc.
  3. David Karp, Partner, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz
  4. Mark Radke, Chief of Staff, Securities & Exchange Commission
  5. Stephen Davis, Co-Founder, GovernanceMetrics International LLC
  6. The Honorable Leo E. Strine, Vice Chancellor, Delaware Court of Chancery
  7. Michael Wickham, Chairman/CEO, Roadway Corporation

 

Thurs., Oct 31, 2002
Audit Committee Reform and Financial Misconduct – Effective Medicine or Placebo?

  1. Harold Barron, McDermott, Will & Emery, Former General Counsel, Unisys; Chair-Elect for the Business Law Section, American Bar Association
  2. Meyer Eisenberg, Deputy General Counsel, Securities and Exchange Commission
  3. Olivia Kirtley, Chairman, AICPA Board of Examiners (for CPA Examination throughout U.S.); Former Senior Manager, Ernst & Young; Former CFO, Vermont American Corp Past Chairman, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  4. Douglas J. Treff, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Deluxe Corporation
  5. The Honorable Joseph T. Walsh, Justice, Supreme Court of Delaware

 

Thurs., Oct 3, 2002
Executive Overcompensation – A problem or a solution?

  1. Joseph Bachelder, Founder, The Law Offices of Joseph E. Bachelder
  2. Hank Barnette, Chairman Emeritus, Bethlehem Steel and Of Counsel, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher and Flom, LLP
  3. Warren Batts, Former Chairman and CEO, Tupperware Corporation; Former CEO, Premark International, Inc.
  4. Peter Clapman, Senior Vice President and Chief Counsel – Investments, TIAA-CREF
  5. John England, Principal and Manager, Towers Perrin
  6. Brian Hall, Associate Professor, Harvard Business School
  7. Jamie Heard, CEO, Institutional Shareholder Services
  8. Greg Lau, Executive Director of Global Compensation, General Motors
  9. Pearl Meyer, Co-Founder, Pearl Meyer & Partners
  10. Eric Roiter, General Counsel, Fidelity Management and Research Company
  11. The Honorable Norman Veasey, Chief Justice, Supreme Court of Delaware
  12. Edgar S. Woolard, Jr., Former CEO, DuPont

 

Thurs, Sep 12, 2002
Corporate Governance – Stakeholders V. Stockholders. Whose Corporation is it anyhow?

  1. Bill Bratton, Professor of Law, George Washington University Law School
  2. Alexander Giacco, Retired Chairman/CEO, Hercules, Inc.
  3. Howard Kristol, Partner, Duane Morris, LLP; Former Director Scott Paper, Sunbeam Corporation.
  4. Jerry Rosenfeld, CEO, Rothschild North America, Inc.
  5. Steve Rothschild, Partner, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
  6. The Honorable Myron T. Steele, Justice, Supreme Court of Delaware

 

Thurs., May 9, 2002
Circon – The Role of the Dissident Director

 

  1. Guy Adams, President, GWA Capital and Director, Lonestar Steakhouse
  2. Frank Balotti, Partner, Richards, Finger & Layton
  3. The Honorable William B. Chandler, Chancellor, Court of Chancery
  4. Edward Lampert, CEO, ESL Investments
  5. Morris Offit, CEO and Founder, Offitbank
  6. Robin Sidel, Staff Reporter, Wall Street Journal
  7. Larry Sonsini, Senior Partner, Wilson Sonsini et al
  8. Raymond Troubh, Director or former Director: Enron; Time/Warner; Starwood Hotels & Resorts, ADT, America West Airlines, Becton Dickinson et al

 

Thurs., Apr 25, 2002
Corporate Governance Guidelines: Common Ground – Realistic Expectations?

  1. Warren Anderson, Attorney–Securities & Corporate Law, General Motors
  2. The Honorable Carolyn Berger, Justice, DE Supreme Court
  3. Peter Clapman, General Counsel, TIAA-CREF
  4. Nell Minow, The Corporate Library
  5. Ken Novack, Vice Chairman, AOL Time Warner
  6. Nils Okeson, Partner, Alston & Bird, LLP
  7. John Olson, Senior Partner, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
  8. Richard Waters, New York Correspondent, Financial Times

 

Thurs., Apr 18, 2002
Shareholder Litigation: Accountability Enhancer or Corporate Toxin

  1. Tom Allingham, Partner, Skadden, Arps, et al
  2. Jay Eisenhofer, Principal & Founding Partner, Grant & Eisenhofer, P.A.
  3. Keith Johnson, General Counsel, State of Wisconsin Investment Board (SWIB)
  4. Barbara Franklin, President & CEO, Barbara Franklin Enterprises and Director, Aetna, Dow Chemical et al
  5. Edward Labaton, Partner, Goodkind Labaton Rudoff & Sucharow LLP
  6. Walter Ricciardi, Leader of the Litigation Practice Group, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
  7. The Honorable Leo E. Strine, Vice Chancellor, Court of Chancery
  8. Robert Thompson, Professor of Law, Vanderbilt University School of Law

 

Thurs., Mar 21, 2002
Corporate Democracy and the Shareholder Resolution – A failed “Hyde Park Corner” or legitimate governance tool?

  1. Francis Byrd, Special Assitant, New York City Comptroller’s Office
  2. Mark Goldfus, Senior Vice President & General Counsel, Merill Lynch & Co.
  3. Michael Goldman, Partner, Potter Anderson & Coroon, LLP
  4. Penn Holsenbeck,Vice President and Corporate Secretary, Philip Morris
  5. The Honorable Jack B. Jacobs, Vice Chancellor, Court of Chancery
  6. Joseph J. Morrow, Chief Executive Officer, Morrow & Co., Inc.
  7. Mark Preisinger, Director, Share-Owner Affairs, Coca Cola

 

Thurs., Mar 14, 2002
Executive Overcompensation – A problem or a solution?

  1. E. Webb Bassick, Hay Group
  2. John Bogle, Founder, Vanguard Funds
  3. Jamie Heard, CEO, Institutional Shareholder Services
  4. The Honorable Randy Holland, Justice, Supreme Court of Delaware
  5. Charles Yablon, Professor of Law, Cardozo Law School
  6. Ira Zar, CFO, Computer Associates

 

Thurs., Feb 14, 2002
Corporate Governance – Stakeholders V. Stockholders. Whose Corporation is it anyhow?

  1. David E. Brown, Partner, Alston & Bird, LLP
  2. Stuart Gillan, Research Economics, TIAA-CREF
  3. Jim Kristie, Editor, Director & Boards
  4. The Honorable Stephen P. Lamb, Vice Chancellor, Court of Chancery
  5. A. Gilchrist Sparks, Partner, Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell

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