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April 2017
Friday
28
April
2017
Wyndham Cleveland at PlayhouseSquare
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
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Wyndham Cleveland at PlayhouseSquare
1260 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio 44115
Approved for 1 hour of in-person CLE credit  |  Webcast live
May 2017
Wednesday
17
May
2017
The City Club of Cleveland
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
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Timothy Webster, Professor of Law, Case Western Reserve University School of Law
Approved for 1 hour of in-person CLE credit  |  Webcast live
Sunday
21
May
2017
CWRU Law School
All-day event
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Webcast live
October 2017
5-8
October
2017
CWRU Law School
This is a multi-day event
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February 2018
16-17
February
2018
CWRU Law School
This is a multi-day event
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Institutional Investors in Corporate Governance: Heroes Or Villains?
Sponsor
George A. Leet Business Law Symposium presented by the Center for Business Law and Regulation
APR 17, 2009
8:45 AM - 3:00 PM
Location
Moot Courtroom (A59)

REGISTRATION DEADLINE EXTENDED to 4.16.09
Symposium speakers will examine the question of private vs. public ownership -- if and how it affects corporations, shareholders, and markets.

The Symposium will address a wide range of issues in the corporate and securities field, including: Shareholder voting, SEC proxy rules on shareholder voting and shareholder proposals; the role of proxy advisory services; the validity of shareholder initiatives in corporate governance; the role of hedge funds and sovereign wealth funds in corporate governance; the role of tender offers and defenses against tender offers (including staggered boards and poison pills); the propriety of current levels of executive compensation, the effectiveness of various elements of executive compensation as appropriate incentives, the role of shareholders in approving executive compensation; and the effects of devices that separate voting rights from the economic interests of common stock ownership.
Speaker Information
Edward B. RockEdward B. Rock
Saul A. Fox Distinguished Professor of Business Law
University of Pennsylvania Law School








Robert B. ThompsonRobert B. Thompson
New York Alumni Chancellor's Professor of Law
Professor of Management
Vanderbilt University







John WilcoxJohn Wilcox
Chairman, Sodali, Ltd.
(international investor advisory consulting firm)
former Senior VP and Head of Corporate Governance, TIAA-CREF







COMMENTATORS:

William A. BirdthistleWilliam A. Birdthistle

Assistant Professor
Chicago-Kent College of Law








Katherine CombsKatherine Combs
Senior Vice President, Corporate Governance;
Corporate Secretary; and Deputy General Counsel
Exelon Corporation







George W. Dent, Jr.George W. Dent, Jr.
Schott-van den Eynden Professor
Case Western Reserve University School of Law








Onnig DombalagianOnnig Dombalagian
Associate Professor of Law
Tulane University Law School








Simon PeckSimon Peck
Assistant Professor, Marketing and Policy Studies
Weatherhead School of Management
Case Western Reserve University







David Porter
practitioner
Jones Day (retired)
Additional Information
REGISTRATION DEADLINE EXTENDED to 4.16.09
Open to the public at no cost. There is a $200 fee for CLE credit for lawyers who attend.

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Supplemental Readings:
· Agenda & Speaker Bios
· Symposium Bibliography
· Jones, Jones, & Winerman v Harris Assoc.
· Lessons from Corporate Scandals
· Corporate Voting

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