Occasional Lectures

The Center provides a forum, by sponsoring lectures typically over lunch, for the presentation of current research and discussion of topical issues in the business law area by faculty of the Law School and other universities, regulators, and members of the bar and business community.

September 26, 2017

Nancy Liao ‘05, Executive Director, Yale Law School Center for the Study of Corporate Law, “How to Craft a Career in Corporate Law: Foundations for Transaction Lawyering, Litigation, Business and Academic Careers.” Co-sponsored by Yale Law & Business Society and the Career Development Office.

September 22, 2016

Roberta Romano ‘80, Sterling Professor of Law and Director, Yale Law School Center for the Study of Corporate Law, “How to Craft a Career in Corporate Law: Foundations for Transaction Lawyering, Litigation, Business and Academic Careers.” Co-sponsored by Yale Law & Business Society and the Career Development Office. 

March 30, 2016

Jeremias Prassl, Associate Professor of Law, University of Oxford Faculty of Law, “’Humans as a Service’ - Work in the (Digital) Crowd.” 

October 20, 2015

Zenichi Shishido, Professor, Hitotsubashi University Graduate School of International Corporate Strategy and YLS Senior Research Scholar in Law, “Japanese Family Firms.”

September 24, 2015

Roberta Romano ‘80, YLS Sterling Professor of Law and Director, YLS Center for the Study of Corporate Law, “How to Craft a Career in Corporate Law: Foundations for Transaction Lawyering, Litigation, Business and Academic Careers.” Co-sponsored with the Yale Law & Business Society and the Career Development Office.

April 16, 2015

Susanne Augenhofer LLM ‘03, Professor of Law, Humboldt University Berlin and YLS Associate Research Scholar, “Self-Regulation and the Interface of Consumer Protection and Corporate Governance.”

February 12, 2015

Louise M. Parent, Of Counsel, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP and former Executive Vice President and General Counsel, American Express, “Observations on the Role of the General Counsel: The Demands, Challenges and Opportunities.” Moderator: Craig B. Brod ‘80, Partner, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP and YLS Visiting Clinical Lecturer in Law.  Co-sponsored with Yale Law Women, the Yale Law & Business Society, and the Career Development Office.

November 18, 2014

Gabriel D. Rosenberg ‘09, Associate, Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP and Lecturer in Finance, Yale School of Management, “Dodd-Frank’s Changes to the Financial Regulatory Landscape and Opportunities for Young Lawyers.” Co-sponsored with the Yale Law & Business Society.

October 9, 2014

Roberta Romano ‘80, YLS Sterling Professor of Law and Director, YLS Center for the Study of Corporate Law, “How to Craft a Career in Corporate Law: Foundations for Transaction Lawyering, Litigation, Business and Academic Careers.” Co-sponsored with the Yale Law & Business Society and the Career Development Office.         

October 8, 2014

Gerard Hertig, Professor of Law, Swiss Institute of Technology, ETH Zurich and Visiting Professor of Law, Columbia University School of Law, “Corporate Governance and Institutional Investors in a Stakeholder World.”

October 1, 2014

Boris Feldman ‘80, Partner, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, “Secrets of Client Happiness.”  Co-sponsored with the Yale Law & Business Society and the Career Development Office.

October 1, 2014

Boris Feldman ‘80, Partner, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, “Settling Shareholder Suits.”  Co-sponsored with the Yale Law & Business Society.

April 17, 2014

Esta E. Stecher, Chief Executive Officer, Goldman Sachs Bank USA, “A JD in the C-Suite: Running a Financial Services Company after Dodd-Frank, A Conversation with Esta Steicher.”  Co-sponsored with Yale Law Women and the Yale Law & Business Society.             

April 3, 2014

John A. Levin ‘63, Chief Executive Officer, Levin Capital Strategies, LP, “Eight Proposed Rule Changes to Make National Securities Markets Less Unfair to the Public and Three Suggestions to Limit Activism to Help the Country.”  Co-sponsored with the Yale Law & Business Society.

March 27, 2014

Michael S. Barr ‘92, Professor of Law, University of Michigan Law School, “A Conversation on Income Inequality and Financial Regulation.”  Co-sponsored with the American Constitution Society and the Yale Law & Business Society.            

February 19, 2014

Shen Wei, Professor of Law, Shanghai Jiao Tong University KoGuan Law School and YLS Senior Research Scholar, “Is China Creating a New Business Order? - Rationalizing China’s Extraterritorial Efforts to Expand the Veil Piercing Doctrine.”        

February 12, 2014

Érica Gorga, Professor of Law, Fundação Getulio Vargas Law School at São Paulo (Direito GV) and John R. Raben/Sullivan & Cromwell Executive Director, YLS Center for the Study of Corporate Law, “The Impact of the Financial Crisis on Non-Financial Firms: The Case of Brazilian Corporations and Lessons for the Private and Public Enforcement Debate.”  Co-sponsored with the Latin American Series at Yale Law School.       

October 9, 2013

Roberta Romano ‘80, YLS Sterling Professor of Law and Director, YLS Center for the Study of Corporate Law, “How to Craft a Career in Corporate Law: Foundations for Transaction Lawyering, Litigation, Business and Academic Careers.” Co-sponsored with the Career Development Office.  

February 21, 2013

Gregory J. Fleming ‘88, President, Morgan Stanley Wealth Management and Morgan Stanley Investment Management, “The World Economy in the 21st Century: Where Do We Go from Here?” Co-sponsored with the Yale Law & Business Society.

December 4, 2012

Michael J. Chepiga ‘79 and John P. (“Sean”) Coffey, Managing Directors, BlackRobe Capital Partners, LLC, “Third Party Financing of Corporate Litigation.”  Co-sponsored with the Yale Law & Business Society.

November 28, 2012 | Photos | Remarks

Daniel K. Tarullo, Board of Governors, the Federal Reserve System, “Regulating Foreign Banks.”  Co-sponsored with the Yale School of Management Leaders Forum.

November 15, 2012

Kesav Mohan, EVP and Legal Advisor of Bizlab, Inc., “How to Use a JD Outside of the Legal Profession.”  Co-sponsored with the Yale Law & Business Society and the Career Development Office.

November 7, 2012

Roberta Romano ‘80, YLS Sterling Professor of Law and Director, YLS Center for the Study of Corporate Law, “How to Craft a Career in Corporate Law: Foundations for Transaction Lawyering, Litigation, Business and Academic Careers.”  Co-sponsored with the Career Development Office.  

November 6, 2012

Marc Flandreau, Professor, International History and Professor, International Economics, The Graduate Institute, Geneva, “Libel, Liability and Lawyers: the Opaque Origins of the Business of Transparency.”

October 9, 2012

Tom Reid, Managing Partner, Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP, “Managing Clients, Business, and the Law in BigLaw.” Co-sponsored with the Yale Law & Business Society and the Career Development Office.       

September 25, 2012

Leila Janah, Samasource Founder and CEO, “Samasource: Beyond the Headlines.”  Co-sponsored with the Information Society Project and the Yale Law & Business Society.

April 19, 2012

Richard L. Revesz ‘83, Dean and Lawrence King Professor of Law, New York University School of Law, “Does Cost-Benefit Analysis Still Matter in a Hyper-Partisan Era: Three Stages in the Life of Cost-Benefit Analysis as a Regulatory Tool.”  Co-sponsored with Yale Law & Business Society.

April 5, 2012

Ivan Png, Lim Kim San Professor, School of Business, and Professor of Economics and Information Systems, National University of Singapore, “Trade Secrets, Non-Competes, and Investor Mobility: Empirical Evidence.”

April 4, 2012

Adebayo Ogunlesi, Chairman and Managing Partner, Global Infrastructure Partners, “Global Infrastructure Investments.” Co-sponsored with the Yale Law & Business Society. 

March 28, 2012

Emil Kleinhaus ‘02, Partner, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, “Current Issues in Bankruptcy Law: Bernard Madoff v. The New York Mets.” Co-sponsored with the Yale Law & Business Society and the Yale Journal on Regulation.

March 20, 2012

Zenichi Shishido, Professor, Hitotsubashi University Graduate School of International Corporate Strategy, ”Reverse Engineering SOX vs. J-SOX: A Lesson in Legislative Policy.”         

March 6, 2012

Yakov Amihud, Ira Rennert Professor of Entrepreneurial Finance, New York University Stern School of Business, “Liquidity, the Value of the Firm and Corporate Finance.”

February 16, 2012

Pablo Spiller, Jeffrey A. Jacobs Distinguished Professor of Business & Technology, University of California Berkeley, Haas School of Business, “Third Party Opportunism and the (In)Efficiency of Public Contracts.”   

December 2, 2011

Nicholas C. Howson, Professor of Law, University of Michigan Law School, “Enforcement without Foundation? China’s Insider Trading Regime and the Abuse of Administrative Law.” Co-sponsored with the China Law Center.

December 1, 2011

Trevor S. Norwitz, Partner, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen, & Katz, “Corporate Control, Board Accountability, and Shareholder Activism: Striking the Right Balance.” Co-sponsored with the Yale Law & Business Society. 

November 29, 2011

Eric Braverman ‘02, Partner, McKinsey & Company, “Counseling Government Leaders on Innovation.”  Co-sponsored with the Career Development Office and the Yale Law & Business Society.

November 3, 2011

Michael Eisenson YLS and SOM ‘81, CEO and Managing Director, Charlesbank Capital Partners, LLC, “How to Craft a Career in Private Equity: A Conversation.” Co-sponsored with the Yale Law & Business Society and the Career Development Office.

October 27, 2011

Robert C. Weber, Senior Vice President, Regulatory Affairs and General Counsel, IBM, “Insights from a Century of Leadership.” Co-sponsored with the Yale Law & Business Society and the Career Development Office.

October 19, 2011

Roberta Romano ‘80, YLS Sterling Professor of Law and Director, YLS Center for the Study of Corporate Law, “How to Craft a Career in Corporate Law: Foundations for Transaction Lawyering, Litigation, Business and Academic Careers.” Co-sponsored with the Career Development Office.

October 3, 2011

Ron Suskind, Pulitzer Prize winning journalist and best-selling author with Gregory J. Fleming ‘88, President, Morgan Stanley Wealth Management and Morgan Stanley Investment Management, “Washington, Wall Street and the Struggle to Restore Confidence in America’s Future.”  Co-sponsored with the Yale Law & Business Society.

April 27, 2011

Heribert Hirte, University of Hamburg Faculty of Law, “Say on Pay in Germany - First Questions and Experiences.”

April 21, 2011

Jonathon Soler, Partner, Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP, “Organization of Hedge Funds and Private Equity Firms.”

April 19, 2011

Garrett Moran, Senior Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer of Private Equity, The Blackstone Group, “New Frontiers in Private Equity: Recent Developments and Challenges.”            

April 18, 2011

Thomas H. Milch ‘76, Chair, Arnold & Porter LLP, “The Changing Nature of Legal Practice.” Co-sponsored with the Yale Law & Business Society, the Yale Environmental Law Association, and the Career Development Office.

April 11, 2011

Chirelstein Colloquium on Contemporary Issues in Law and Business, Troy A. Paredes ‘96, Commissioner, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, “Dodd-Frank and the Future of Financial Regulation.”       

April 7, 2011

John Turitzin, Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Marvel Entertainment and David Galluzi, Deputy General Counsel, Marvel Entertainment and General Counsel, Marvel Studios, “Spider-Man, X-Men, and Iron Man: The Role of Lawyers in the Marvel Universe.” Co-sponsored with the Yale Entertainment and Sports Law Association.

February 28, 2011

Xu Ming, Executive Vice President, Shanghai Stock Exchange, “The Shanghai Stock Exchange: Past, Present and Future.” Co-sponsored with the China Law Center.   

November 2, 2010

Stephen Roach, Senior Lecturer, Yale School of Management, Senior Fellow, Jackson Institute of Global Affairs, and Non-executive Chairman, Morgan Stanley Asia, “US-China Economic Tensions: Currency War or Cease Fire?” Co-sponsored with the China Law Center.

October 13, 2010

Roberta Romano ‘80, YLS Oscar M. Ruebhausen Professor of Law and Director, YLS Center for the Study of Corporate Law, “How to Craft a Career in Corporate Law: Foundations for Transaction Lawyering, Litigation, Business and Academic Careers.”  Co-sponsored with the Yale Law & Business Society and the Career Development Office.   

October 12, 2010

Edward Lampert, ESL Investments, “Governance: Who benefits, who pays, who decides?”  Co-sponsored with the Yale Law & Business Society.

October 11, 2010 | Photos

Ewald Nowotny, Governor of the Austrian National Bank and Governing Council Member of the European Central Bank, “The Financial Crisis from the European Perspective.”  Co-sponsored with the International Center for Finance at Yale School of Management.

May 5, 2010

Jonathan Macey ‘82, YLS Sam Harris Professor of Corporate Law, Corporate Finance, and Securities Law and Roberta Romano ‘80, YLS Oscar M. Ruebhausen Professor of Law and Director, YLS Center for the Study of Corporate Law, ”SEC v. Goldman Sachs: What Are the Merits and What Are the Stakes?”

April 28, 2010

William J. Perlstein ‘74, Co-Managing Partner, WilmerHale, “Law Firm Economics: What Every Law Student Should Know.”  Co-sponsored with the Yale Law & Business Society and the Career Development Office.       

April 21, 2010

Andrew Kassoy, B Lab, “The B Corporation and Other Approaches to Socially Conscious Business Enterprise.”

March 3, 2010

Jason Smith, Partner, Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP, “Asset-Backed Securitizations: Structure and Reform.”

February 24, 2010

Jonathon Soler, Partner, Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP, “Organization of Hedge Funds and Private Equity Firms.”

February 9, 2010 | Photos

Marshall Huebner ‘93, Partner, Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP, “The AIG Rescue: A View from Inside.”

December 10, 2009

Connor Raso ‘10, Yale Law School, “Do TARP Bank Bailouts Favor Politically Connected Firms?”

November 18, 2009

Steven Rattner, Former Counselor to the Secretary, United States Department of Treasury, “Restructuring the Automobile Industry.”

November 16, 2009

Robert Pozen YLS ‘72, JSD ‘73, Chairman, MFS Investment Management, “How to Fix the US Financial System.”

April 20, 2009

Bruce Elvin, Associate Dean and Senior Lecturing Fellow, Duke Law School, “Law Firm Economics: How to Make Yourself a Profitable Addition to Your Firm.” Co-sponsored with the Career Development Office.              

December 9, 2008

Michael Solender ‘89, YLS Senior Research Scholar and former General Counsel, The Bear Stearns Companies, “How Should President-Elect Obama Regulate The Financial Sector?”

November 17, 2008

Michael Solender ‘89, YLS Senior Research Scholar and former General Counsel, The Bear Stearns Companies, “A Front Row Seat to the Financial Crisis.”

November 13, 2008

Roberta Romano ‘80, YLS Oscar M. Ruebhausen Professor of Law and Director, YLS Center for the Study of Corporate Law, “How to Craft a Career in Corporate Law: Foundations for Transaction Lawyering, Litigation, Business and Academic Careers.”

October 29, 2008

Zenichi Shishido, Professor of Law, Seikei University, Japan, “’Enterprise Law’ as the Infrastructure of an Incentive Mechanism: The Case of SOX and JSOX.”

October 24, 2008

Guido Ferrarini LLM ‘78, Professor of Law and Director, Centre for Law and Finance, University of Genoa, “Qualitative Indicators of Financial Collapse.”

October 10, 2008

Alexander Stremitzer, Assistant Professor, Economics Department, University of Bonn, Germany, “Standard Breach Remedies, Quality Thresholds and Cooperative Investments.”

October 7, 2008

Siona Robin Listokin, Assistant Professor, School of Public Policy, George Mason University, “Public Pension Fund Ownership and Corporate Social Responsibility.”

April 17, 2008

Chancellor William Chandler LLM ‘79, Delaware Court of Chancery, “The First State: Delaware’s Role as a Leader in Corporate Law.”  Co-sponsored with the Yale Law & Business Society.

March 12, 2008

Cindy Alexander, Assistant Chief Economist, Office of Economic Analysis, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and Visiting Research Scholar, the YLS Center for the Study of Corporate Law, “Corporate Finance Rulemaking at the SEC: An Economics Perspective.”

November 27, 2007

Roberta Romano ‘80, YLS Oscar M. Ruebhausen Professor and Director, YLS Center for the Study of Corporate Law, “How to Craft a Career in Corporate Law: Foundations for Transaction Lawyering, Litigation, Business and Academic Careers.”            

April 5, 2007

Clifford Holderness, Professor of Finance, Carroll School of Management, Boston College, “Ownership Concentration around the World: Legal, Institutional, and Cultural Explanations.”

March 15, 2007

Zenichi Shishido, Professor of Law, Seikei University, Japan, “The Turnaround of 1997: Changes in Japanese Corporate Law and Governance.”

December 6, 2006

Gerard Hertig, Professor of Law and Economics, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, “Corporate governance laws in Europe, Japan and the U.S.: Ownership regimes explain them all.”

December 4, 2006

Richard Vann, Challis Professor, University of Sydney and Visiting Professor, Harvard Law School, “Manipulating the Firm and Values in International Taxation.”

November 14, 2006

Roberta Romano ‘80, YLS Oscar M. Ruebhausen Professor and Director, YLS Center for the Study of Corporate Law, “How to Craft a Career in Corporate Law: Foundations for Transaction Lawyering, Litigation, Business and Academic Careers.”

October 10, 2006

Sanjai Bhagat, Professor of Finance, Leeds School of Business, University of Colorado at Boulder, “Corporate Governance Indices.”

April 20, 2006

Alex Sussman ‘72, Partner, Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson, “The Use of Expert Witnesses in Securities Cases.”

March 9, 2006

Anita Anand, Associate Professor, Queen’s University Faculty of Law and YLS Visiting Lecturer in Law, “Voluntary vs. Mandatory Corporate Governance Regulation: Theory and Evidence.”

November 17, 2005

Vic Khanna, Louis and Myrtle Moskowitz Research Professor of Business and Law, University of Michigan Law School, “The Economic History of the Corporate Form in Ancient India.”

November 3, 2005

John Donohue, YLS Leighton Homer Surbeck Professor of Law, “Witness to Deception: An Insider’s Look at the Disney Case.”

March 23, 2004

Dr. Erich Schanze, Professor, the Institut für Rechtsvergleichung, Philipps Universität Marburg, Germany, “Directors’ Duties and Behavioral Economics.”

April 24, 2003

Michael E. Levine ‘65, YLS Professor (Adjunct) of Law, ”The US Airline Industry: Where Do We Go From Here? “