Panels, Symposia & Conferences

The Center hosts panel discussions, symposia and conferences on timely topics. 

September 29, 2016


Panel Discussion: “Is the YLS-SOM 3-Year JD-MBA Joint Degree Program for You?”

Panelists include: Minjae (John) Jo ​’17 (JD and MBA); Julia Knight ‘17 (JD and MBA); Alexios Shaw ‘17 (JD and MBA); Paul Strauch ‘18 (JD and MBA); and Barry NalebuffMilton Steinbach Professor of Management, Yale SOM; Moderator: Roberta Romano ‘80, YLS Sterling Professor of Law and Center Director. Co-sponsored with the Career Development Office.

September 13, 2016


Panel Discussion: “Pondering a Post-Brexit World”

Panelists: David Bach, Senior Associate Dean for the Executive MBA and Global Programs & Professor in the Practice of Management, Yale SOM; Gregory Fleming ’88, YLS Visiting Lecturer and Senior Research Scholar in Law and Center Distinguished Visiting Fellow; Gary B. Gorton, Frederick Frank Class of 1954 Professor of Management & Professor of Finance, Yale SOM; Stephen S. Roach, Senior Lecturer, Yale SOM and Senior Fellow, Yale University Jackson Institute of Global Affairs; Moderator: Roberta Romano ‘80, YLS Sterling Professor of Law and Center Director.

October 8, 2015


Panel Discussion: “Is the YLS-SOM 3-Year JD-MBA Joint Degree Program for You?”

Panelists: Sarah Goldman ‘16 (JD and MBA); Tomas Rua ‘16 (JD and MBA); Evan Turnage ‘17 (JD and MBA); Samuel Page ‘16 (JD and MBA); Kayla DeLeon ‘17 (JD and MBA); Barry Nalebuff, Milton Steinbach Professor of Management, Yale SOM; Moderator: Roberta Romano ‘80, YLS Sterling Professor of Law and Center Director. Co-sponsored with the Career Development Office.

October 30, 2014


Panel Discussion:  ”Is the YLS-SOM 3-Year JD-MBA Joint Degree Program for You?”

Panelists: Tosin Agbabiaka ‘16 (JD and MBA); Kristen Bushnell ‘16 (JD and MBA); Marisa Choy ‘16 (JD and MBA); Sarah Esty ‘16 (JD and MBA); Sarah Goldman ‘16 (JD and MBA); Julia Knight ‘17 (JD and MBA); Mike Lane ‘15 (JD and MBA); Karlanna Lewis ‘15 (JD and MBA); Samuel Page ‘16 (JD and MBA); Tomas Rua ‘16 (JD and MBA); Luci Yang ‘15 (JD and MBA); Barry Nalebuff, Milton Steinbach Professor of Management, Yale SOM; Moderator: Roberta Romano ‘80, YLS Sterling Professor of Law and Center Director. Co-sponsored with the Career Development Office.

October 24, 2013


Panel Discussion:  ”Is the YLS-SOM 3-Year JD-MBA Joint Degree Program for You?”

Panelists: Yousef AbuGharbieh ‘15 (JD and MBA); Mike Lane ‘15 (JD and MBA); Karlanna Lewis ‘15 (JD and MBA); Dayo Olopade ‘15 (JD and MBA); Luci Yang ‘15 (JD and MBA); Barry Nalebuff, Milton Steinbach Professor of Management, Yale SOM; Moderator: Roberta Romano ‘80, YLS Sterling Professor of Law and Center Director. Co-sponsored with the Career Development Office.

September 20, 2013 | Photos | Transcript


Sullivan & Cromwell Conference on Challenges in Global Financial Services

Welcome and Panel I: Bank Capital and Liquidity Requirements

Panelists: Stijn Claessens, Assistant Director, Research Department, International Monetary Fund; Michael H. Krimminger, Partner, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP and former General Counsel, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC); Andrew Metrick, Deputy Dean for Faculty Development & Michael H. Jordan Professor of Finance and Management, Yale SOM; Roberta Romano ‘80, YLS Sterling Professor of Law and Center Director; Moderator: Ian Ayres ‘86, YLS William K. Townsend Professor of Law

Panel II: Bank Transparency and the Financial Crisis

Panelists: Robert J. Giuffra, Jr. ‘87, Partner, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP; Gary B. Gorton, Frederick Frank Class of 1954 Professor of Management and Finance, Yale SOM; Henry T. C. Hu ‘79, Allan Shivers Chair in the Law of Banking and Finance, University of Texas Law School, and former Director, Division of Risk, Strategy, and Financial Innovation, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission; Frederick Schauer, David and Mary Harrison Distinguished Professor of Law, University of Virginia School of Law; Moderator: Donald Kohn, Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution and former Vice Chairman, Federal Reserve Board

Keynote Address by Daniel K. Tarullo, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

Panel III: Accountability and Structuring of Systemically Important Financial Institutions (SIFIs)

Panelists: H. Rodgin Cohen, Senior Chairman, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP; Edward J. Kane, Professor of Finance, Boston College; Andrew W. Lo, Charles E. and Susan T. Harris Professor, MIT Sloan SOM and Director, MIT Laboratory for Financial Engineering; John F. Simonson, Deputy Director for Systemic Resolution Planning and Implementation, Office of Complex Financial Institutions, FDIC; Moderator: Henry B. Hansmann ‘74, YLS Oscar M. Ruebhausen Professor of Law

Panel IV: Cross-Border Resolution

Panelists: James W. Giddens ‘66, Chair, Corporate Reorganization and Bankruptcy Group, Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP and Liquidation Trustee, Lehman Brothers Inc. and MF Global Inc.; Seth Grosshandler, Partner, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP; Richard J. Herring, Jacob Safra Professor of International Banking & Professor of Finance, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania; Jonathan R. Macey ‘82, YLS Sam Harris Professor of Corporate Law, Corporate Finance, and Securities Law; Moderator: John D. Morley ‘06, YLS Associate Professor of Law

March 13, 2013


Career Panel: “Careers in Consulting”

Panelists: Charrissa Lin, Consultant, Wellspring Consulting; Grant Martinez ‘10, Associate, Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP (and previously of Boston Consulting Group); Naveed Rashid ‘11, Engagement Manager, McKinsey & Co. Co-sponsored with the Career Development Office.

March 4, 2013


Panel Discussion on Executive Compensation: “Who’s Listening to Say on Pay?”

Panelists: Arthur Kohn, Partner, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton; Stephen Brown, Associate General Counsel, TIAA-CREF; Moderator: Jonathan R. Macey ‘82, YLS Sam Harris Professor of Corporate Law, Corporate Finance, and Securities Law. Co-sponsored with the American Constitution Society.

February 21, 2013


Panel Discussion: “Emerging Issues in M&A Law: A Case Study Presented by Sullivan & Cromwell”

Panelists: Melissa Sawyer, Partner, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP; Marc Trevino ’93, Partner, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP; and Jason Tyler, Associate, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP; Moderator: Jonathan R. Macey ’82, YLS Sam Harris Professor of Corporate Law, Corporate Finance, and Securities Law. Co-sponsored with the Yale Law & Business Society and the Career Development Office.

February 15, 2013


Yale Global Business Ethics Conference. Presented by the Yale Law & Business Society.

Introductory Lecture: Neil Fligstein, Class of 1939 Chancellor’s Professor, University of California Sociology Dept.

Panel I: Securities Law Enforcement Since 2008

Panelists: Troy Paredes ‘96, Commissioner, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission; David Anders, Partner, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz; Antonia Apps, Assistant U.S. Attorney, Southern District of New York; William Cohan, Award-Winning Author and Journalist; Moderator: Richard Squire, Associate Professor of Law, Fordham University School of Law

Panel II: The Ethics of Extractive Industries

Panelists:  Ernesto Zedillo, Director, Yale Center for the Study of Globalization and Chair, Natural Resource Charter; Ken Cohen, Vice President of Governmental Affairs, ExxonMobil; Joseph Bell ‘68, Partner, Hogan Lovells; Keith Phillips, Global Head of Metals & Mining Investment Banking, Dahlman Rose; Moderator: Peter RosenblumLieffCabraserHeimann & Bernstein Clinical Professor of Human Rights Law, Columbia Law School

Keynote Speaker: Sheila Bair, former Chairman, U.S. Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation

InterviewPaul Volcker, former Chairman, President’s Economic Recovery Advisory Board and former Chairman, U.S. Federal Reserve

Panel III: Fostering Growth in Emerging Markets

Panelists: Paul Brest, former Head, Hewlett Foundation; Lynn Roland, General Counsel, Acumen Fund; Baily Blair Kempner, Director of Growth and Sustainability, Endeavor Global; Ahmed Mushfiq Mobarak, Professor of Development Economics, Yale University; Moderator: Dayo OlopadeYLS student and author of The Bright Continent: Breaking Rules & Making Change in Modern Africa

Panel IV: Closing Dialogue

Panelists: James Wolfensohn, former President, World Bank and Founder, Wolfensohn & Co.; Michael Elliott, President and CEO, ONE Campaign; Moderator: Amy Chua, YLS John M. Duff, Jr. Professor of Law

November 13, 2012


Panel Discussion:  ”Is the YLS-SOM 3-Year JD-MBA Joint Degree Program for You?”

Panelists: Bob Borek ‘13 (JD and MBA); Marjan Firouzgar ‘14 (JD and MBA); Fiona Heckscher ’14 (JD and MBA); Taylor Hedrick ‘13 (JD and MBA); Daud Munir ‘13 (JD and MBA); Daniel Weisfield ‘14 (JD and MBA); Jim Williamson ‘13 (JD and MBA); Barry Nalebuff, Milton Steinbach Professor of Management, Yale SOM; Moderator: Roberta Romano ‘80, YLS Sterling Professor of Law and Center Director. Co-sponsored with the Career Development Office.

November 12, 2012


Panel Discussion: “SEC Decisionmaking and Rulemaking: An Agency under Pressure”

Panelists: David M. Becker, Partner, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP and former General Counsel, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission; Alan L. Beller, Partner, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP and former Director, Division of Corporate Finance, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission; Moderator: Craig B. Brod ’80, Partner, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP.

April 10, 2012


Career Panel: “Careers at Technology Companies and Startups”

Panelists: Leah Belsky ‘09, Vice President and General Manager, EMEA, Kaltura; Jared Grusd, General Counsel, Spotify; Sander Daniels ‘09, Co-Founder and Director of Business Development, Thumbtack, Inc. Co-sponsored with the Career Development Office and the Yale Law & Business Society.

March 24, 2012


“BRIC by BRIC: An Emerging Markets Conference”

Featuring: Emilson Alonso, President, HSBC Latin America; Domingo Cavallo, President Central Bank, Argentina; Mary Ellen Iskenderian, President and CEO, Women’s World Banking; Stephen Roach, Senior Fellow, Yale University and Non-Executive Chairman, Morgan Stanley Asia. Co-sponsored with the Yale Undergraduate Business Society.

February 28, 2012


Career Panel: “What Do Transactional Lawyers Do?”

Panelists: Nishka Chandrasoma ‘06, Associate, Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP; Sue Meng ‘10, Associate, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP; Aaron Schlaphoff ‘04, Associate, Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP. Co-sponsored with the Career Development Office.

February 17, 2012


Career Panel: “Careers in Consulting”

Panelists: Grant Martinez ‘10, Consultant, The Boston Consulting Group; Christian McNamara, Consultant, Wellspring Consulting; Daniel Reid ‘09, Engagement Manager, McKinsey & Co. Co-sponsored with the Career Development Office. 

February 15, 2012


Panel Discussion: “Emerging Issues in M&A Law: A Case Study Presented by Sullivan & Cromwell”

Panelists: Melissa Sawyer, Partner, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP; Marc Trevino ’93, Partner, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP; Brian Parness, Associate, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP; Moderator: Roberta Romano ‘80, YLS Sterling Professor of Law and Center Director. Co-sponsored with the Yale Law & Business Society.

December 7, 2011


Movie Screening and Discussion: “Margin Call”

Commentators: Ian Ayres ‘86, YLS William K. Townsend Professor of Law; Jonathan Macey ‘82, YLS Sam Harris Professor of Corporate Law, Corporate Finance, and Securities Law; Moderator: Roberta Romano ‘80, YLS Sterling Professor of Law and Center Director. Co-sponsored with the Yale Law & Business Society.

November 8, 2011


Panel Discussion: “Is the YLS-SOM Accelerated Integrated 3-year JD-MBA Joint Degree Program for You?”

Panelists: Jackie Carter ‘12 (JD and MBA); Chris Hines ‘12 (JD and MBA); Chris Hurtado ‘12 (JD and MBA); Moderator: Roberta Romano ‘80, YLS Sterling Professor of Law and Center Director. Co-sponsored with the Career Development Office.

March 26, 2011


“Asia Tomorrow 3.0: Technology’s Next Transition”

Featuring: Edmund Phelps, 2006 Nobel Laureate in Economics; James Woolsey, former Director of the Central Intelligence Agency; James Chanos, President & Founder of Kynikos Associates; Arun K. Singh, Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of India; Stephen Roach, Non-Executive Chairman of Morgan Stanley Asia, Senior Fellow at the Jackson Institute. Co-sponsored with the Yale College Business Society.

March 23, 2011


Movie Screening and Discussion: “Inside Job” 

Commentators: Steven M. Davidoff, Professor of Law, University of Connecticut School of Law; Larry Ribstein, Mildred Van Voorhis Jones Chair in Law and Associate Dean for Research, University of Illinois College of Law; Moderator: Roberta Romano ‘80, YLS Sterling Professor of Law and Center Director. Co-sponsored with the Yale Law & Business Society.

March 9, 2011


Career Panel:  ”Careers in Consulting”

Panelists: Priam Dutta ‘07, Consultant, McKinsey & Company; Sarah Fortt ‘10, Consultant, The Boston Consulting Group; Charrissa Lin, Senior Manager, Wellspring Consulting LLC. Co-sponsored with the Career Development Office, Yale Law & Business Society and Yale Law Social Entrepreneurs.

February 9, 2011


Career Panel: “What Do Transactional Lawyers Do?”

Panelists: Sara Feinstein, Associate, Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP; Sue Meng ’10, Associate, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP; DongJu Song, Associate, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz. Co-sponsored with the Career Development Office and the Yale Law & Business Society.

November 15, 2010


Career Panel: “In-House Legal Practice”

Panelists: Michelle Browdy ‘90, Vice President and Assistant General Counsel, IBM Corporation; Harold Rose ‘96, Associate General Counsel, Yale University; Alexander Shapiro ‘91, Managing Director and Senior Managing Counsel, Bank of NY Mellon; Saema Somalya Kaukab ‘02, Senior Legal Director and Corporate Counsel, PepsiCo, Inc. Co-sponsored with the Career Development Office. 

November 10, 2010


Career Panel: “Careers in Finance”

Panelists: John Kim ‘00, Managing Director, Southfield Investment Management; Eugene Nardelli ‘07, Investment Banking Associate, Morgan Stanley; Jason Silvers ‘02, Vice President, Investment Banking Division, Goldman Sachs. Co-sponsored with the Career Development Office and the Yale Law & Business Society. 

April 21, 2010


Career Panel: “Careers in Finance”

Panelists: Jonathan Lewinsohn ‘06, Head of Research/Investment Committee Member, Anchorage Capital; Nathan Pierce, Associate, FBR Capital Markets; Rizwan Sabar ‘07, Associate, Goldman Sachs. Co-sponsored with the Career Development Office.

March 23, 2010


Career Panel: “What Do Corporate Lawyers Do?”

Panelists: Michael Bretholz ’06, Associate, Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP; Marcia Governale ‘03, Associate, Hemenway & Barnes LLP; Jonathan Spencer ‘06, Associate, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP. Co-sponsored with the Career Development Office.

March 10, 2010


Career Panel: “Careers in Consulting”

Panelists: Brandon Fail ‘06, Associate, McKinsey & Company; Kennedy Gachiri ‘12, Former Consultant, Dalberg Global Development Advisors; Chelsea Hamilton, Project Leader, Boston Consulting Group; Christopher Keevil, Managing Director, Wellspring Consulting. Co-sponsored with the Career Development Office. 

November 4, 2009


Panel Discussion: “Lawyering and the Financial Crisis”

Panelists: Brian Daly, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer, Raptor Group Holdings LP; Lauren Teigland-Hunt, Managing Partner, Tiegland-Hunt LLP; David Zimmerman, General Counsel, Quantitative Financial Structurings; Moderator: Reshma Saujani ‘02, YLS Research Scholar. Co-sponsored with the Yale Law & Business Society.

October 29, 2009


Panel Discussion: “Is the New YLS-SOM Accelerated Integrated 3-year JD-MBA Joint Degree Program for You?”

Panelists: Beth Foster ’11 (JD and MBA); Kristen Ghattas ‘10 (JD and MBA); Barry Nalebuff, Milton Steinbach Professor of Management, Yale SOM; Doug Rand ‘10 (JD and MBA); Eric Robinson ‘83 (JD and MBA), Partner, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz and YLS Visiting Lecturer in Law; Roberta Romano ‘80, YLS Oscar M. Ruebhausen Professor of Law and Center Director. Co-sponsored with the Career Development Office.

Spring Term 2009 | Photos


“Industry Perspectives on the Global Financial Crisis Series”

Hosts: Gregory J. Fleming ‘88, YLS Senior Research Scholar, Center Distinguished Visiting Fellow, and former President and Chief Operating Officer, Merrill Lynch & Co., and Roberta Romano ‘80, YLS Oscar M. Ruebhausen Professor of Law and Center Director.  Co-sponsored with the Yale Law & Business Society and on Apr. 14 and 29, with the Yale Law and Media Program

Feb. 3: Gregory J. Fleming ‘88, YLS Senior Research Scholar, Center Distinguished Visiting Fellow, and former President and Chief Operating Officer, Merrill Lynch & Co.

Feb. 17: Laurence D. Fink, Chairman and CEO, BlackRock.

Mar. 3: Rich Bernstein, Chief Investment Strategist & Head of Investment Strategy Group, Bank of America-Merrill Lynch and David Rosenberg, Chief North American Economist, Bank of America-Merrill Lynch.

Mar. 31: James P. Gorman, Co-President, Morgan Stanley.

Apr. 8: Steven Galbraith, Limited Partner, Maverick Capital and Michael Lyons, Principal, Maverick Capital.

Apr. 14: Daniel L. Doctoroff, President, Bloomberg, L.P.

Apr. 21: H. Rodgin Cohen, Partner, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP; Jonathan N. Eisenberg, Special Counsel, Bank of America and former Senior Vice President and Co-Head of Global Litigation, Merrill Lynch; and Lawrence S. Makow, Partner, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz.

Apr. 29: Susanne Craig, Wall Street Editor, Wall Street Journal; David Faber, Anchor and Reporter, CNBC; and Lucas van Praag, Global Head of Corporate Communications, Goldman Sachs.

May 5: Alan D. Schwartz, Former President and CEO, Bear Stearns.

January 5, 2009


Panel Discussion: “The Financial Crisis: How Did We Get Here and Where Are We Going?”

Panelists: Gary B. Gorton, Professor of Finance, Yale SOM; Michael Klausner ‘81, Nancy and Charles Munger Professor of Business and Professor of Law, Stanford Law School; Andrew Metrick, Professor of Finance, Yale SOM; Moderator: Roberta Romano ‘80, YLS Oscar M. Ruebhausen Professor of Law and Center Director. Co-sponsored with the YLS Association of Northern California and Yale SOM.

December 3, 2008


Career Panel: “What Do Transactional Lawyers Do?”

Panelists: Peter Schwartz ‘98, Partner, Covington & Burling LLP; Aaron Schlaphoff ‘04, Associate, Davis Polk & Wardwell; Lara Phimister ‘04, Associate, Wilmer, Cutler, Pickering, Hale & Dorr LLP. Co-sponsored with the Career Development Office.

November 20, 2008


Career Panel: “Careers in Banking, Hedge Funds and Private Equity”

Panelists: John Kim ‘00, Southfield Investment Management LLC; John Wright ‘05, Rollins Capital. Co-sponsored with the Career Development Office and the Yale Law & Business Society

October 2, 2008


Panel Discussion: “What’s Going on in the Financial Markets?”

Panelists: William Goetzmann, Edwin J. Beinecke Professor of Finance and Management Studies, Yale SOM; Gary Gorton, Professor of Finance, Yale SOM; Jonathan Macey ‘82, YLS Deputy Dean and Sam Harris Professor of Law; Andrew Metrick, Professor of Finance, Yale SOM; Moderator: John Morley ‘06, Executive Director, YLS Center for the Study of Corporate Law.

September 23, 2008 | Photos


Career Panel: “What Does a General Counsel Do?”

Panelists: Ben Heineman ‘71, former General Counsel, General Electric; Siri Marshall ‘74, former General Counsel, General Mills, Inc.; William McDavid ‘72, former General Counsel, JP Morgan Chase; Moderator: Roberta Romano ‘80, YLS Oscar M. Ruebhausen Professor of Law and Center Director. Co-sponsored with the Career Development Office and Yale Law & Business Society.

April 15, 2008


Career Panel: “Careers in Banking, Hedge Funds and Private Equity”

Panelists: Rishi Gupta ‘04, Senior Associate, OrbiMed Advisors, LLC; Jonathan Lewinsohn ‘06, Associate, Anchorage Capital Group; John Wright ‘05, [Title?], Silver Lake Partners. Co-sponsored with the Career Development Office and Yale Law & Business Society.

November 14, 2007


Career Panel: “What Do Corporate Lawyers Do?”

Panelists: Stuart Barkoff, Senior Associate, Arnold & Porter LLP; Christina Padden ‘01, Associate, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP; Kory Langhofer ‘06, Associate, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP. Co-sponsored with the Career Development Office and the Yale Law & Business Society.

Spring Term 2007 | Photos


Yale Symposium on Corporate Governance 

Jan. 29: Inaugural Symposium: Michael C. Jensen, Jesse Isidor Straus Professor of Business Administration, Emeritus, Harvard Business School. “Integrity: A Positive Model with Applications to Corporate Governance and Finance”

Mar. 1: Christian Leuz, Professor of Accounting and David G. Booth Faculty Fellow, University of Chicago Graduate School of Business. “Cost of Capital Effects and Changes in Growth Expectations around U.S. Cross-Listings.”

Mar. 28: Luigi Zingales, Roberta C. McCormack Professor of Entrepreneurship and Finance, University of Chicago Graduate School of Business. “Who Blows the Whistle on Corporate Fraud?”

Apr. 19: Robert M. Daines ’92, Pritzker Professor of Law and Business, Stanford Law School. “Mandatory Disclosure, Information Asymmetry and Liquidity: The Effect of the 1934 Act”

Co-sponsored with the Yale SOM Millstein Center for Corporate Governance and Performance.

October 7, 2005 | Photos | Video


Symposium on: “Reassessing Director Elections” 

Panel I: Alternatives to Plurality Voting

Panelists: Margaret M. Foran, Sr. Vice President-Corporate Governance, Associate General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, Pfizer Inc.; Alan Gerber, Professor of Political Science, Yale University; Jeffrey N. Gordon, Alfred W. Bressler Professor of Law, Columbia Law School; John Wilcox, Senior Vice President and Head of Corporate Governance, TIAA-CREF; Moderator: Robert Todd Lang ‘47, Partner, Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

Panel II: Institutional Perspectives on Elections

Panelists: Stephen Deane, Vice President and Director of the Institute for Corporate Governance, Institutional Shareholder Services; Harvey J. Goldschmid, Dwight Professor of Law and Business, Stanford Law School; Joseph A. Grundfest, W. A. Franke Professor of Law and Business, Stanford Law School; Eric D. Roiter, Sr. Vice President and General Counsel, Fidelity Management & Research Company; Damon A. Silvers, Associate General Counsel, AFL-CIO; Moderator: Charles M. Nathan ‘65, Partner, Latham & Watkins LLP

Panel III: Comparative Perspective

Panelists: Guido Ferrarini LLM ’78, Professor of Business Law, University of Genoa; Laurence Hazell, Director of Governance Services, Standard & Poor’s; Reinier H. Kraakman ‘79, Ezra Ripley Thayer Professor of Law, Harvard Law School; J. Mark Ramseyer, Mitsubishi Professor of Japanese Legal Studies, Harvard Law School; Moderator: Roberta Romano ‘80, YLS Oscar M. Ruebhausen Professor of Law

Panel IV: Federalism and Elections

Panelists: Lucian A. Bebchuk, William J. Friedman and Alicia Townsend Friedman Professor of Law, Economics and Finance, Harvard Law School; Alan Beller, Director, Division of Corporate Finance and Senior Advisor to the SEC Chairman, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission; Jonathan R. Macey ‘82, YLS Sam Harris Professor of Corporate Law, Corporate Finance and Securities Law; The Hon. Ralph K. Winter ’60, Senior Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals, 2nd Circuit; Moderator: The Hon. E. Norman Veasey, Partner, Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP and former Chief Justice, Supreme Court of Delaware 

October 21, 2003 | Photos | Audio


International Symposium on Assessing Corporate Law Reform in the Transatlantic Context

Panel I: Corporate Governance Reform

Panelists: Andreas Cahn, Professor and Director, Institute for Law and Finance, Johann Wolfgang Goethe University Frankfurt/Main; Paul Davies LLM ‘69, Cassel Professor of Commercial Law, London School of Economics and Political Science; Florencio Lopez-de-Silanes, Professor of Finance and Economics and Director, International Institute for Corporate Governance, Yale SOM; Chair: Michael E. Levine ’65, YLS Professor (Adjunct) of Law and former Dean, Yale SOM

Panel II: Financial Market Reform

Panelists: Eilis Ferran, Faculty of Law, University of Cambridge; Jean-Francois Theodore, Chairman and CEO, Euronext; David Wright, Director, Financial Markets, European Commission; Eddy Wymeersch, Chairman, Banking and Finance Commission, Belgium and Professor of Commercial Law, University of Ghent; Chair: Roberta Romano ’80, YLS Allen Duffy/Class of 1960 Professor of Law

Keynote Address: Jean-Francois Lepetit, Chairman of the Commission des Operations de Bourse

Panel III: Proposed EU Takeover Directive

Panelists: Richard G. Asthalter ’71, Partner, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP; Marco Becht, Professor of Finance, Universite Libre de Bruxelles and Executive Director of the European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI); Klaus Hopt, Professor and Director, Max Planck Institute of Foreign Private and Private International Law, Hamburg and Member, EU High Level Group of Company Law Experts; Alain Pietrancosta, Professor, Francois Rabelais University Tours and Member, Financial Law Research Center, University of Paris I (Pantheon-Sorbonne); Chair: Alan Schwartz ’64, YLS Sterling Professor of Law and Center Director

Panel IV: Corporate Restructuring and Mobility

Panelists: Gerard Hertig, Professor of Law, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich); Colin Mayer, Peter Moores Professor of Management Studies, Said Business School, University of Oxford; Helene Ploix, Chairman, Pechel Industries, and Board Member, BNP Paribas, Boots Group plc, Lafarge and Ferring S.A.; Roberta Romano ’80, YLS Allen Duffy/Class of 1960 Professor of Law; Chair: Reid Feldman ’71, Partner, LeBoeuf Lamb Greene & MacRae LLP

February 15, 2002 | Photos | Video


Panel Discussion: “The Enron Situation: A View from the Professions”

Panelists: William T. Allen, Professor of Law and Clinical Professor of Business, and Director, New York University Center for Law and Business, and Founding Chair, Independence Standards Board; Rick Antle, Senior Associate Dean and Professor of Accounting, Yale SOM; Richard Ippolito, Professor of Law, George Mason University and former Chief Economist, Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation; Eugene A. Ludwig ‘73, Managing Partner, Promontory Financial Group and former U.S. Comptroller of the Currency; Roberta Romano ‘80, YLS Allen Duffy/Class of 1960 Professor of Law; Michael Shepherd, Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, The Bank of New York Company, Inc. and former Senior Deputy Comptroller of the Currency and Associate Counsel to the President of the United States; Moderator: Alan Schwartz ‘64, YLS Sterling Professor of Law and Center Director