John L. Weinberg Center for Corporate Governance

2011 Media Coverage

Charles Elson, director of the Weinberg Center for Corporate Governance, has been quoted in the following:

12/28 2011 Wall Street Journal Christmas Came Early For Some Lawyers      
12/26 2011 Reuters BofA Mulls More Asset Sales to Boost Capital      
12/22 2011 Philadelphia Inquirer Japanese Insurance Company Buying Delphi financial for 2.7 Billion in Cash      
12/21 2011 Reuters Fortress Investment Says CEO Mudd Takes Leave of Absence      
12/18 2011 American Statesman Central Health Board Member Being Paid for HMO Work      
12/14 2011 Daily Beast Zynga IPO Gives Founder Mark Pincus a Stock Class All His Own      
12/14 2011 Bloomberg Avon Surges on Plan to Replace Chief Jung Next Year as Top Role Seperated      
12/1 2011 Bloomberg AMR Insider Horton Brings Deal-Making History At AT&T to Airline CEO Role      
11/25 2011 Canadian Business The Problem With CEO Pay: It’s Set By A Small, Self Selected Group      
11/22 2011 Dealbreaker Netflix Will Sell You Unlimited Streaming for $7.99 a Month, Buy It Back at $15.98      
11/21 2011 New York Times Rash To Some, Stock Buybacks Are On The Rise      
11/21 2011 Australian Broadcasting Corporation News Corp Is Bad News      
11/16 2011 Wall Street Journal Apple Adds Disney’s Bob Iger to Board, Names Levinson Chairman      
11/16 2011 Bloomberg Apple Names Levinson Chairman, Appoints Disney’s Iger to Board      
11/15 2011 New York Times Apple Appoints New Chairman and Elects Disney’s Chief to Board      
11/15 2011 Wall Street Journal Olympus Shares Climb      
11/14 2011 Bottom Line MSNBC Hunt Intensifies for Missing 600 Million      
11/11 2011 San Francisco Gate LinkedIn, Others Show Why Transparency is Needed      
11/10 2011 UDaily Governance Guidance      
11/9 2011 Bloomberg Penn State President Under Pressure to Quit Amid Scandal      
11/3 2011 Wall Street Journal Chesapeake Agrees to Pay Yokes      
11/1 2011 Hindustan Times US Exec Gets $100-mn Payoff, Loses Half Job      
10/31 2011 Reuters Bankruptcy Casts Doubt on Corzine’s Severance Deal      
10/31 2011 Wall Street Journal A Very Rich Adieu for Nabors CEO      
10/31 2011 Wall Street Journal A Public Problem: Private Markets Grapple with Tech IPO’s      
10/28 2011 Bloomberg Businessweek Avon’s Jung Under Scruitiny as SEC Starts New Investigation      
10/27 2011 Reuters Exclusive: Records Raise Olympus Conflict of Interest Question      
10/26 2011 Charlotte Observer Goodrich Executives May See Big Payout in Merger      
10/25 2011 LA Times News Corp. Investors Signal No Confidence in Murdoch’s Sons      
10/25 2011 The Guardian James Murdoch a ‘Dead Man Walking’ Following Shareholder Vote      
10/21 2011 Bloomberg Businessweek Job’s Threatened ‘Thermonuclear War’ On Google’s Android, AP Says      
10/20 2011 Bloomberg Investors In News Corp. Seek to Limit Murdoch’s Power      
10/20 2011 Bloomberg Businessweek Murdoch Foes Ask For Changes They Can’t Force At News Corp.      
10/18 2011 Bloomberg Businessweek Delaware Bankruptcy Capital Status May End With Proposed Law      
10/11 2011 Wall Street Journal U.S. Banking Chiefs Must Come Clean On Their Risks      
10/10 2011 Financial Times Call For News Corp Vote Against Murdoch’s      
10/7 2011 Bloomberg Disney’s Iger Named Chairman, Will Step Down as CEO in 2015      
10/7 2011 Los Angeles Times Disney CEO Iger Signs New Five-Year Contract      
10/7 2011 Charlotte Observer BoA’s Krawcheck, Price to Get Millions In Severance      
10/4 2011 Fox Business IAC Recruits Chelsea Clinton To It’s Board      
9/30 2011 Bloomberg Businessweek Skyworks-AnalogicTech Deal May Test Delaware Arbitration Rules      
9/30 2011 Charlotte Observer Hedge Fund Drops Family Dollar Bid      
9/27 2011 NPR News Corp’s U.K. Actions Under Scrutiny in U.S.      
9/26 2011 Reuters Analysis- History Shows Iconic CEOs Tough Act to Follow      
9/23 2011 Bloomberg Businessweek Whitman Proves Beanie Babies Help Her Lead Hewlett Packard      
9/22 2011 Wall Street Journal H-P Board WeighING CEO Leo Apotheker Ouster      
9/19 2011 Reuters Africa 5-Twice Rejected, Icahn Wants All Clorox Board Seats      
9/16 2011 San Francisco Gate Company Directors Getting Older – Fewer Age Limits      
9/16 2011 Sydney Morning Herald Australian Follows ‘Mack The Knife’ At Morgan Stanley      
9/15 2011 Bloomberg Too Old for Murdoch Board Is Young Among Buffett’s Octogenarian Directors      
9/14 2011 Huffington Post Goldman Should Strip Blankfein Of Chairmanship, Pension Fund Says      
9/3 2011 Wall Street Journal News Corp. Nominates Venture Capitalist James Breyer for Board      
8/29 2011 The Star Online Apple’s Board Set For Bigger Role Under New Regime      
8/25 2011 Bloomberg Apple Should Explain job’s New Role, Governance Experts Say      
8/20 2011 Wall Street Journal Penney Gives Ackman Leeway      
8/9 2011 Adweek Rupert Murdoch’s Daughter Elisabeth Will Not Be Appointed to News Corp. Board      
8/5 2011 Directorship SEC’s Proxy Access Missteps      
8/4 2011 UDaily Proxy Recommendations      
8/4 2011 Bloomberg Murdoch’s News Corp. Cleanup Effort Draws Fire Over Independence, Mandate      
8/1 2011 Smart Money Are Dual-Class Shares Bad For Investors?      
7/27 2011 Media Matters Experts: News Corp. Structure Led to Scale of Scandal; Board Backs Murdoch      
7/26 2011 The Daily Beast James Murdoch Testimony Flap Implicates News Corp. Board      
7/25 2011 The Independent News International Staff Told to Stop Deleting Emails      
7/25 2011 Pensions & Investments Shareholders’ Hands Tied By News Corp. Structure      
7/23 2011 The Telegraph Rupert Murdoch: Can He Survive A Coup?      
7/23 2011 New York Times Ex-Schools Chief Emerges as Unlikely Murdoch Ally      
7/20 2011 Financial Times Calpers Attacks News Corp. Share Structure      
7/20 2011 Adweek Could News Corp.’s Board Fire Rupert Murdoch?      
7/19 2011 Fortune The Trembling At News Corp. Has Only Begun      
7/19 2011 Bloomberg News Corp. Said to Consider Elevating Chase Carey to CEO      
7/19 2011 BusinessDay Directors Question Family Control      
7/18 2011 Bloomberg Murdoch Struggles to Control News Corp. As Scandal Escalates      
7/15 2011 Reuters Analysis: Hacking scandal turns up heat on News Corp board      
7/15 2011 Corporate Counsel Murdoch Family to Talk to Parliament, Face Internal Investigation      
7/14 2011 Delaware News Journal        
7/13 2011 Financial Times New Corp is all about the Family      
7/12 2011 Financial Times Crisis costs family in paper losses      
7/7 2011 Fox Business Few US Public Companies Failed New ‘Say On Pay’ Votes      
6/27 2011 Chicago Business Allstate misses the turn as rivals reinvent auto insurance      
6/24 2011 Bloomberg Southern Union Bid War May Pit Institutional Investors Against Executives      
6/23 2011 MarketWatch ISS: The proxy adviser with clout      
6/20 2011 Charlotte Observer CEO pay on the rise      
6/15 2011 San Francisco Chronicle Penney hires Apple retail head; shares rise 17.5%      
6/14 2011 Agenda Shareholder Anger on Chesapeake’s Pay Spills Over Into Director Votes      
6/14 2011 Bloomberg Groupon’s Leonsis Seen by Governance Experts as Having Potential Conflict      
6/9 2011 Corporate Counsel SEC Issues Second Wells Notice to LPHI, Naming CEO, CFO, and GC      
6/6 2011 The Conference Board Blog Q&A With Charles Elson — Bridging Board Gaps      
6/6 2011 Wall Street Journal Staying on Boards After Humble Exit      
6/3 2011 Bloomberg Businessweek Wal-Mart Plans $15 Billion Buyback, May Boost Walton Stake      
6/2 2011 Replica Omega News Wells Fargo CFO Atkins Takes Unpaid Leave Will Ret      
5/31 2011 Toledo Blade Firms’ annual meetings flee town to avoid local protests      
5/31 2011 Wall Street Journal Yahoo’s Alipay Woes Seen as Governance Failure      
5/31 2011 Richmond Times- Dispatch Shareholder meetings hit the road      
5/30 2011 Chicago Daily Herald More companies taking shareholder meetings on the road      
5/28 2011 USA Today Some companies hit the road for annual meetings      
5/27 2011 St. Louis Today Nicklaus: Executive pay votes show few angry shareholders      
5/27 2011 St. Petersburg Times Top Tampa Bay CEOs raked in average of $5.4 million last year      
5/23 2011 Bloomberg Yahoo Faulted by Investors for Delayed Alipay Disclosure      
5/22 2011 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette THE ANNUAL FORTUNATE 50      
5/18 2011 Yahoo Finance Citi awards CEO bonus plan worth nearly $23.4M      
5/15 2011 Boston Globe Firm did not reveal Romney gifts to board      
5/15 2011 The Wichita Eagle Court rules leaks to the media not protected      
5/14 2011 Journal Sentinel Online Top CEOs are private fliers      
5/13 2011 The Baltimore Sun Jos. A. Bank extends $825,000 consulting contract for former CEO      
5/12 2011 Wall Street Journal The Morning Ledger: Galleon Verdict Shows Corporate Failures      
5/12 2011 Bloomberg Yahoo Says Alibaba Transferred Alipay Without Telling Board, Shareholders      
5/11 2011 Bloomberg Boeing Ruling on Whistleblower Firing May Discourage Leaks to News Media      
5/8 2011 The Sacramento Bee Audit finds concern about family ties in hiring for California teacher credentialing panel      
4/30 2011 Los Angeles Times David Sokol Scandal Dims Merriment of Berkshire Hathaway Stockholder Meeting      
4/28 2011 Financial Times Sokol ‘Glitch’ Casts Cloud Over Berkshire AGM      
4/26 2011 Bloomberg Delaware Judge Chandler Retires, Rajaratnam, Health Care In Court News      
4/25 2011 Bloomberg Delaware Judge Who Ruled on Disney, HP to Leave Bench      
4/25 2011 Reuters Special Report: Is Buffet’s Teflon Finally Wearing Off?      
4/21 2011 Bloomberg GM Pays Akerson $2.5 Million for 2010 After IPO, Profit      
4/20 2011 EurekAlert! Study Group Looks at the Future of Corporate Boards      
4/20 2011 Wall Street Journal Ad Hoc Panel Proposes Ways For Boards to Govern Better      
4/18 2011 Accountancy Age CFO Changes In US Banks Cause Investor Tension      
4/17 2011 Financial Times Fears Over CFO Changes on Wall St.      
4/17 2011 Baltimore Sun Shareholders Get Voice on Executive Pay      
4/16 2011 Los Angeles Times CBS Chief Leslie Moonves Gets $57.7 Million in Compensation      
4/16 2011 Atlanta Business News Top Execs Fly In Class of Their Own      
4/13 2011 PR Log The Board’s Role In Safegaurding Reputation      
4/12 2011 UDaily PepsiCo CEO Delivers Keynote at Anniversary Celebration      
4/12 2011 Portland Business Journal Icahn Makes His Mentor Case to ISS      
4/12 2011 Wall Street Journal BofA Investiages Dividend Flap      
4/10 2011 Wall Street Journal Post-Crisis, Goldman Shareholders Press Proxy Proposals      
4/7 2011 Bloomberg Sokol Joins Brandon Winning Buffet’s Praise In Berkshire ‘Head Scratcher’      
3/31 2011 Reuters Sokol Affair Casts Shadow On Buffett Style      
3/30 2011 Washington Post SEC Endorses Executive Pay Rule, Than Hands Off to Stock Exchanges      
3/26 2011 Wall Street Journal Director Stayed On After SEC Letter      
3/23 2011 Bloomberg Hewlett-Packard Shareholders Vote Against Executive Compensation Packages      
3/21 2011 Wall Street Journal Intel Courted H-P Executive      
3/21 2011 PR Newswire NACD Director Professionalism Course Tackles Pressing Proxy Season Issues      
3/14 2011 Buffalo News Business New Rules Sought at First Niagara      
3/11 2011 FOX Business Will Insider Charges Make CEOs More Tight Lipped?      
3/10 2011 MarketWatch H-P Criticized for CEO Role In Board Shake-up      
3/8 2011 Compliance Week This Proxy Season, Excluding Shareholder Proposals Gets Trickier      
3/6 2011 The Guardian Insider Trading: American Hedge Fund Billionaire Raj Rajaratnam Goes On Trial      
3/5 2011 Boston Herald Health-Care Honchos Cash In      
3/4 2011 USA Today Compensation For Corporate Directors Rises Sharply      
3/3 2011 New York Times For Boards, S.E.C. Keeps the Bar Low      
3/1 2011 Bloomberg Buffett’s 2008 Investment in Goldman Sachs Was Leaked by Gupta, SEC Says      
3/1 2011 Globe and Mail Former Goldman director charged with insider trading      
2/28 2011 Forbes Bump In J. Crew Deal?      
2/28 2011 Bloomberg J. Crew Said to Push Investors, Weigh Raised Bid to Win Vote      
2/28 2011 MENAFN Family Dollar fate in hands of 10 directors      
2/25 2011 MarketWatch SEC eyes faster disclosure for activist funds      
2/24 2011 Corporate Board Member        
2/24 2011 Xinhua News Health of Steve Jobs affects Apple Inc. and beyond      
2/23 2011 Guardian Apple beats off calls to reveal Steve Jobs succession plan      
2/22 2011 LA Times News Corp. to acquire Elisabeth Murdoch’s Shine Group      
2/19 2011 Financial Times Top Citi staff in line to share $12m      
2/17 2011 Philadelphia Inquirer Airgas hostile-takeover saga ends with court ruling      
2/16 2011 UDaily Weinberg Center awarded IRRC grant, establishes Edgar Woolard Fellowship Program      
2/16 2011 Financial Times US court upholds Airgas’s ‘poison pill’      
2/16 2011 Bloomberg Air Products Drops Hostile Bid After Airgas Wins on Poison Pill      
2/15 2011 Reuters UPDATE 4-Air Products ends year-long fight for Airgas      
2/14 2011 Wall Street Journal Season of Shareholder Angst      
2/12 2011 FDL Welcome to Phase 2      
2/11 2011 Portland Business Journal Mentor, Icahn fight turns nasty      
2/10 2011 Bloomberg Businessweek Bill Ackman’s Soft Power      
2/9 2011 Bloomberg Wells Fargo CFO Atkins Takes Unpaid Leave, Set to Retire as Sloan Steps In      
2/9 2011 Election 2010 Brown’s Countdown, Day 31      
2/8 2011 Financial Post U.S. takeover lawyers await decision in Airgas      
2/8 2011 Portland Business Journal Icahn takes to the airwaves      
2/8 2011 Philadelphia Inquirer Delaware judge to decide on Airgas ‘poison pill’      
2/8 2011 Reuters DEALTALK-With deal shaky, heat rises on Dynegy management      
2/7 2011 American Public Media Marketp lace New rules for banker bonuses      
2/7 2011 Wall Street Journal Nasdaq Confirms Breach in Network      
2/3 2011 WCBD Top National Executives participate in second annual Directors’ Institute      
1/31 2011 International Business Times Steve Jobs’ health is not a private matter      
1/28 2011 Reuters BofA banker bonuses likely down, cash portion up      
1/27 2011 TMCnet NACD Launches New eLearning Course to Help Professionals Advance Their Board Careers      
1/27 2011 San Francisco Chronicle Apple revenue in parts of Asia up 300%      
1/26 2011 Houston Business Journal New HP board members have ties to CEO      
1/26 2011 Bloomberg HP Reshapes Board With Directors Connected to CEO Apotheker      
1/25 2011 LA Times SEC gives shareholders a nonbinding vote on executive pay      
1/25 2011 Reuters Airgas defends poison pill in far-reaching case      
1/24 2011 NPR Taxpayers Paid Millions In Fannie, Freddie Legal Fees      
1/24 2011 American Public Media Marketplace Why U.S. corporations love Delaware      
1/23 2011 TMCnet 4 HP directors step down in wake of Hurd fiasco      
1/22 2011 LA Times Viacom execs rake in big pay      
1/21 2011 CNET Reporters’ Roundtable: When tech CEOs leave      
1/21 2011 LA Times 4 on HP board to step down      
1/20 2011 Economist The boss is unwell      
1/20 2011 Bloomberg Hurd Won’t Agree to Halt HP Suit Until He Sees Secret Documents      
1/20 2011 Bloomberg Businessweek Apple Is Right on Jobs Disclosure, Former SEC Chair Levitt Says      
1/20 2011 MarketWatch Meg Whitman joins H-P board in shake-up      
1/19 2011 AdWeek Why Apple Keeps Covering Up Jobs’ Illness      
1/19 2011 ABC Apple gives minimal disclosure about Jobs’ health      
1/18 2011 Bloomberg Businessweek Apple May Not Need to Disclose Details of Jobs Medical Leave, Lawyers Say      
1/18 2011 Wall Street Journal Takeover War Turns Into a Trial Over ‘Poison Pill’      
1/18 2011 Wall Street Journal Apple Chief to Take Leave      
1/17 2011 Wall Street Journal How Much Privacy Does Steve Jobs Deserve?      
1/13 2011 Bloomberg J. Crew Board Ties to TPG, Drexler May Pose Buyout Conflicts      
1/11 2011 Wall Street Journal Goldman Opens Up to Mollify Its Critics      
1/11 2011 IStockAnalyst Rogers ready for his next role on civic stage      
1/11 2011 United Press International Analysis: Economic Outlook      
1/7 2011 Corporate Counsel What’s Behind That Facebook-Goldman Deal?      

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