Center for Business Law & Regulation
Center for Business Law & Regulation

Case Western Reserve University School of Law

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Executive Compensation: New Developments and Emerging Trends

George A. Leet Business Law Symposium

Friday, October 12, 2012
9:00 AM-3:00 PM

School of Law Moot Courtroom (A59)

Free and open to the public. Register for the symposium.

4.5 hrs. continuing legal education credit, pending approval, for a $200 fee (alumni pay $100)

Webcast live and available afterward for viewing on demand: /lectures

About the Symposium: Executive compensation has become the most contentious issue in corporate governance. Many claim that poorly designed executive compensation helped to cause the recent financial collapse, but the critics disagree widely about what was wrong with those designs. Managements and investors are wrestling over their respective roles in structuring executive compensation through say-on-pay and over the role of proxy advisory services. The symposium will bring together prominent practicing attorneys, institutional investors, proxy advisors, and academics to discuss the current issues and where we are, or should be, headed.


-Stephen L. Brown, Senior Director of Corporate Governance & Associate General Counsel,
Advocacy & Oversight, TIAA-CREF, Financial Services

-Jill E. Fisch, Perry Golkin Professor of Law, University of Pennsylvania Law School.

-Jesse M. Fried, Professor of Law, Harvard Law School

-M. Todd Henderson, Professor of Law, University of Chicago Law School

-Dr. Paul Hodgson, Chief Communications Officer and Senior Research Associate, GMI Ratings

-David F. Larcker, James Irvin Miller Professor of Accounting; Director, Corporate Governance
Research Program, Stanford Graduate School of Business

-William Mulligan, Managing Director, Primus Venture Partners

-David I. Walker, Professor of Law and Maurice Poch Faculty Research Scholar,
Boston University Law School


8:30 – 9:00 a.m.
Ground Floor Rotunda

9:00-9:15 a.m. Welcome and Introduction
Professor George W. Dent, Jr., Associate Director, Center for Business Law and Regulation, Case Western Reserve University School of Law

9:15-10:45 a.m. Panel I: “Are Corporate Executives Overpaid?”

10:45-11:00 a.m. Break

11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Panel II: “Designing Executive Compensation”

12:30-1:30 p.m. Lunch

1:30-3:00 p.m. Panel III: “The Shareholders' Role in Executive Compensation”