20th Anniversary · 1999 - 2019

Craig Wasserman ‘86/Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz Alumni Breakfasts

The Craig Wasserman ‘86/Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz breakfast program for alumni in New York City features panel discussions on current topics in business law by members of the bar, business and investment communities, public officials and faculty. Initiated in 2000, the alumni breakfast program was named in honor of Craig Wasserman ’86 and the Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz law firm in 2013.

Craig Wasserman (1960-2010) was a remarkable individual. A partner at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, Craig specialized in the financial institutions practice of the corporate group, and was one of the nation’s leading deals attorneys. He managed at the same time to be an active participant on the Center’s Board of Advisors, of which he was one of the six original members. Craig was a fount of ideas, with unbounded enthusiasm for what the Center was trying to accomplish and how we could do it better. He was especially concerned about strengthening ties between the Law School and its graduates. In that regard, he was an avid proponent of the alumni breakfast program, and was intimately involved in planning a number of programs, so it is especially appropriate that the breakfast series has been named in his honor by the generosity of his colleagues at Wachtell Lipton.

On establishing the Center’s Bert W. Wasserman Workshop in Law and Finance, Craig described his father as “a distinguished leader in the field of finance who exemplified the field’s highest professional and ethical standards.” Those twin concerns of professional excellence and ethical conduct animated his own life, and those who knew Craig admired the very same qualities in him. Remarks honoring Craig on the occasion of the inaugural Craig Wasserman ‘86/Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz alumni breakfast on October 17, 2013,were delivered by Dean Robert Post ‘77 and Wachtell Lipton partner Steven A. Rosenblum ‘82.

November 8, 2018

Panelists: Pablo Legoretta, Chief Executive Officer, Royalty Pharma; Vivek Ramaswamy ‘13, Chief Executive Officer, Roivant Sciences; Richard Thakor, Ph.D./M.S./M.Sc., Assistant Professor, University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management; and Janet Woodcock, M.D., Director, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Moderator: Abbe R. Gluck ’00, YLS Professor and Faculty Director of the Solomon Center. Co-sponsored with the Solomon Center for Health Law and Policy at Yale Law School.

(From left) Pablo Legoretta, Vivek Ramaswamy '13, Abbe R. Gluck '00, Janet Woodcock, and Richard Thakor

(From left) Pablo Legoretta, Vivek Ramaswamy '13, Abbe R. Gluck '00, Janet Woodcock, and Richard Thakor

Audience at the November 8, 2018 Alumni Breakfast
April 26, 2018
Cybersecurity: The Contemporary Threat?

Panelists: Brad Carpenter, Supervisory Special Agent, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Cyber Division; Joan Feigenbaum, Grace Murray Hopper Professor of Computer Science, Yale University; Alan Charles Raul ‘80, Partner and Head of Privacy and Cybersecurity Practice, Sidley Austin LLP; and Dave Wong, Managing Director, Incident Response Services, Mandiant, a FireEye Company; Moderator: Roberta Romano ’80, YLS Sterling Professor of Law and Center Director.

Alumni Breakfast April 26, 2018 Panel

(From left) Dave Wong, Alan Charles Raul '80, Roberta Romano '80, Brad Carpenter, and Joan Feigenbaum

Alumni Breakfast April 26, 2018 Audience
November 16, 2017
Financial Regulation: The Future of the Words and Spirit of Dodd-Frank

Panelists: Paul S. Atkins, CEO, Patomak Global Partners LLC, and former Commissioner, U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission; Andrew Metrick, Michael H. Jordan Professor of Finance and Management, Yale SOM; Gabriel D. Rosenberg ‘09, Partner, Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP; Lawrence White, Robert Kavesh Professor in Economics, New York University Stern School of Business; and Michael M. Wiseman, Partner, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP; Moderator: Roberta Romano ’80, YLS Sterling Professor of Law and Center Director. 

(From left) Paul S. Atkins, Andrew Metrick, Roberta Romano '80, Gabriel D. Rosenberg '09, Lawrence White, and Michael M. Wiseman

(From left) Paul S. Atkins, Andrew Metrick, Roberta Romano '80, Gabriel D. Rosenberg '09, Lawrence White, and Michael M. Wiseman

Audience at the November 16, 2017 Alumni Breakfast
May 17, 2017
The Evolving Law of Business and Human Rights

Panelists: Oona A. Hathaway ‘97, YLS Gerard C. and Bernice Latrobe Smith Professor of International Law; Ariel Meyerstein, Senior Vice President, Corporate Sustainability, Citibank; David W. Rivkin ‘80, Co-Chair of the International Dispute Resolution Group, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP and Immediate Past President of the International Bar Association; and John F. Sherman III, General Counsel and Senior Advisor, Shift; Moderator: Roberta Romano ’80, YLS Sterling Professor of Law and Center Director.

(From left) John F. Sherman III, Ariel Meyerstein, Roberta Romano '80, David W. Rivkin '80, and Oona A. Hathaway '97

(From left) John F. Sherman III, Ariel Meyerstein, Roberta Romano '80, David W. Rivkin '80, and Oona A. Hathaway '97

Audience
September 20, 2016
Protecting Seniors from Financial Abuse

Panelists: Joseph Brady, Executive Director, North American Securities Administrators Association; Stephen Deane, Investor Engagement Advisor, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Office of the Investor Advocate; Natalie Denburg, Associate Professor of Neurology, the University of Iowa College of Medicine; and Thomas M. Mierswa, Jr., Executive Director, Branch Advisory Group, Legal and Compliance Division, Morgan Stanley; Moderator: Roberta Romano ’80, YLS Sterling Professor of Law and Center Director. Co-sponsored with the Solomon Center for Health Law and Policy at Yale Law School.

(From left) Joseph Brady, Natalie Denburg, Roberta Romano '80, Stephen Deane, and Thomas M. Mierswa, Jr.

(From left) Joseph Brady, Natalie Denburg, Roberta Romano '80, Stephen Deane, and Thomas M. Mierswa, Jr.

Audience at the September 20, 2016 Alumni Breakfast
May 11, 2016
Pharma, Science, and Innovation: What Does the Future Hold for the Health Care Industry and for Patients?

Panelists: Kenneth Frazier, J.D., Chairman & CEO, Merck & Co.; Margaret Hamburg, M.D., Former FDA Commissioner and Solomon Center 2016 Distinguished Lecturer; Aaron Kesselheim, J.D./M.D./MPH, Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, and Solomon Center Distinguished Lecturer and YLS Visiting Professor of Law; Moderator: Abbe R. Gluck ’00, YLS Professor and Faculty Director of the Solomon Center.  Co-sponsored with the Solomon Center for Health Law and Policy. 

(From left) Kenneth Frazier, Abbe R. Gluck '00, Aaron Kesselheim, and Margaret Hamburg

(From left) Kenneth Frazier, Abbe R. Gluck '00, Aaron Kesselheim, and Margaret Hamburg

Audience
September 21, 2015
Insider Trading after U.S. v. Newman

Panelists: Andrew J. Ceresney ’96, Director, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Division of Enforcement; Stephen Fishbein ’87, Partner, Shearman & Sterling LLP; Joanna C. Hendon ’91, Partner, Spears & Imes LLP; William J. Nardini ’94, Chief, Criminal Division, U.S. Attorney’s Office, District of Connecticut; Moderator: Roberta Romano ’80, YLS Sterling Professor of Law and Center Director.

(From left) William J. Nardini '94, Andrew Ceresney '96, Roberta Romano ’80, Joanna C. Hendon '91, Stephen Fishbein '87.

(From left) William J. Nardini '94, Andrew Ceresney '96, Roberta Romano ’80, Joanna C. Hendon '91, Stephen Fishbein '87.

Audience
June 16, 2015
Hedge Fund Activism: Value-enhancing or Value-destroying?

Panelists: Stephen Fraidin ‘64, Vice Chairman, Pershing Square Capital Holdings; John A. Levin ‘63, Founder, Levin Capital Strategies, LP; Marcel Kahan, George T. Lowy Professor of Law, New York University School of Law; Steven Rosenblum ‘82, Partner, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz; Moderator: Roberta Romano ‘80, YLS Sterling Professor of Law and Center Director.

(From left) Marcel Kahan, Stephen Fraidin ’64, Roberta Romano ’80, Steven Rosenblum ’82, John Levin ’63.

(From left) Marcel Kahan, Stephen Fraidin ’64, Roberta Romano ’80, Steven Rosenblum ’82, John Levin ’63.

Audience
September 10, 2014
Securities Litigation after Halliburton

Panelists: George Conway ‘87, Partner, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz; Jill E. Fisch ‘85, Perry Golkin Professor of Law and Co-Director, Institute for Law and Economics, University of Pennsylvania Law School; Robert J. Giuffra, Jr. ‘87, Partner, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP; Lewis J. Liman ‘87, Partner, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP; Moderator: Roberta Romano ’80, YLS Sterling Professor of Law and Center Director.

(From left) George Conway ’87, Jill Fisch ’85, Roberta Romano ’80, Robert Giuffra ’87, and Lewis Liman ’87

May 12, 2014
Financial Institutions’ Civil and Criminal Liability and Government Settlements

Panelists: Andrew J. Ceresney ‘96, Director, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Division of Enforcement; Stephen M. Cutler ‘85, Executive Vice President and General Counsel, JPMorgan Chase & Co.; Richard B. Zabel, Deputy U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York; David M. Zornow ‘80, Global Head, Litigation/Controversy practice, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP and YLS Visiting Lecturer in Law; Moderator: Kate Stith, YLS Lafayette S. Foster Professor of Law.

(From left) Andrew Ceresney ’96, Stephen Cutler ’85, Kate Stith, Richard Zabel, and David Zornow ’80

October 17, 2013
Capital Markets in the 21st Century: Will the U.S. Still Be on Top?

Panelists: Hon. Leo E. Strine, Jr., Chancellor, Delaware Court of Chancery; Steven A. Rosenblum ‘82, Partner, Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz; Roberta Romano ‘80, YLS Sterling Professor of Law and Center Director; Moderator: Robert C. Post ‘77, YLS Dean and Sol and Lillian Goldman Professor of Law. 

(From left) Hon. Leo Strine, Jr., Dean Robert Post '77, Sandra Wasserman, Roberta Romano '80, Marla Wasserman, Debra Wasserman Glasser, and Steven Rosenblum '82

(From left) Hon. Leo Strine, Jr., Dean Robert Post '77, Sandra Wasserman, Roberta Romano '80, Marla Wasserman, Debra Wasserman Glasser, and Steven Rosenblum '82

(From left) YLS Dean Robert Post '77, Hon. Leo Strine, Jr., Roberta Romano '80, and Steven Rosenblum '82

(From left) YLS Dean Robert Post '77, Hon. Leo Strine, Jr., Roberta Romano '80, and Steven Rosenblum '82

June 20, 2013
The Death of Corporate Reputation: Has Integrity Been Destroyed on Wall Street?

Panelists: Jill E. Fisch ‘85, Perry Golkin Professor of Law and Co-Director, Institute for Law and Economics, University of Pennsylvania Law School; Jonathan A. Knee ‘88, Senior Managing Director, Evercore Partners; Jonathan R. Macey ‘82, YLS Samuel Harris Professor of Corporate Law, Corporate Finance, and Securities Law; Moderator: Roberta Romano ‘80, YLS Sterling Professor of Law and Center Director.

(From left) Jonathan Knee '88, Jill Fisch '85, Roberta Romano '80, Jonathan Macey '82

(From left) Jonathan Knee '88, Jill Fisch '85, Roberta Romano '80, Jonathan Macey '82

Audience
May 15, 2013
No Cure for Insomnia: Why the FCPA Keeps Corporate Executives Up At Night

Panelists: Robert Khuzami, former Director, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Division of Enforcement; Jeffrey H. Knox, Chief, Fraud Section, Criminal Division, Dept. of Justice; Amy W. Schulman ‘89, Executive Vice President, General Counsel, and Business Unit Lead, Consumer Healthcare, Pfizer; David M. Zornow ‘80, Global Head of the Litigation/Controversy practices, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP and YLS Visiting Lecturer in Law; Moderator: Kate Stith, YLS Lafayette S. Foster Professor of Law.

(From left) Robert Khuzami, Amy Schulman '89, Kate Stith, David Zornow '80, and Jeffrey Knox

(From left) Robert Khuzami, Amy Schulman '89, Kate Stith, David Zornow '80, and Jeffrey Knox

Audience
January 17, 2013
Law and Economic Development: Perspectives on Growth in the BRICs

Panelists: Robert Cooter, Herman F. Selvin Professor of Law and Faculty Co-Director, Law and Economics Program, University of California, Berkeley Law School; Stephen Roach, Senior Lecturer & Senior Fellow, Yale University Jackson Institute and former Chairman, Morgan Stanley East Asia and Chief Economist, Morgan Stanley; Aleh Tsyvinski, Professor of Economics, Yale University; Moderator: Roberta Romano ’80, YLS Sterling Professor of Law and Center Director.

(From left) Aleh Tsyvinski, Stephen Roach, Roberta Romano '80, and Robert Cooter

(From left) Aleh Tsyvinski, Stephen Roach, Roberta Romano '80, and Robert Cooter

Audience
February 14, 2012
Assessing Antitrust in the Obama Administration

Panelists: Dale Collins, Partner, Shearman & Sterling LLP and former DOJ Deputy Assistant Attorney General; George Priest, YLS Edward J. Phelps Professor of Law; Howard Shelanski, Professor of Law, Georgetown Law School and former Deputy Director, Federal Trade Commission Bureau of Economics; Moderator: Roberta Romano ’80, YLS Sterling Professor of Law and Center Director. 

(From left) Howard Shelanski, George Priest, Roberta Romano '80, and Dale Collins

(From left) Howard Shelanski, George Priest, Roberta Romano '80, and Dale Collins

Audience
October 6, 2011
Business Roundtable v. SEC: The Future of Dodd-Frank and the Rulemaking Process?

Panelists: William Eskridge ’78, YLS John A. Garver Professor of Jurisprudence; Randall D. Guynn, Head of Financial Institutions Group, Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP; Bruce Kraus ‘79, Co-Chief Counsel, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Division of Risk, Strategy and Financial Innovation; Jonathan R. 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.

(From left) Jonathan Macey '82, Bruce Kraus '79, Roberta Romano '80, Randall Guynn, William Eskridge '78

(From left) Jonathan Macey '82, Bruce Kraus '79, Roberta Romano '80, Randall Guynn, William Eskridge '78

Audience
June 14, 2011
The Gap between States’ Fiscal Obligations and their Funding and What to Do about It?

Panelists: John Langbein, YLS Sterling Professor of Law and Legal History; Joshua Rauh, Associate Professor of Finance, Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management; David Skeel, S. Samuel Arsht Professor of Corporate Law, University of Pennsylvania Law School; Moderator: Roberta Romano ’80, YLS Oscar M. Ruebhausen Professor of Law and Center Director.

(From left) John Langbein, David Skeel, Roberta Romano '80, and Joshua Rauh

(From left) John Langbein, David Skeel, Roberta Romano '80, and Joshua Rauh

Audience
December 6, 2010
Lifecycle Investing: Are There Still Benefits From Leverage?

Panelists: Ian Ayres ‘86, YLS William K. Townsend Professor of Law; Laura T. Starks, Chairman, Department of Finance and Charles E. and Sarah M. Seay Regents Chair in Finance, University of Texas McCombs School of Business; Edward A. Zelinsky ‘75, Morris and Annie Trachman Professor of Law, Benjamin Cardozo School of Law; Moderator: Roberta Romano ’80, YLS Oscar M. Ruebhausen Professor of Law and Center Director.

(From left) Laura Starks, Ian Ayres '86, Roberta Romano '80, and Edward Zelinsky '75

(From left) Laura Starks, Ian Ayres '86, Roberta Romano '80, and Edward Zelinsky '75

Audience
May 11, 2010
Citizens United: Mountain or Mole Hill?

Panelists: Floyd Abrams ‘60, Partner, Cahill Gordon & Reindel, LLP; Heather Gerken, YLS J. Skelly Wright Professor of Law; Sam Issacharoff ‘83, Bonnie and Richard Reiss Professor of Constitutional Law, New York University School of Law; Moderator: Robert Post ‘77, YLS Dean and Sol & Lillian Goldman Professor of Law.

(From left) Sam Issacharof ‘83, Heather Gerken, Floyd Abrams ’60, and Dean Robert Post ’77

(From left) Sam Issacharof ‘83, Heather Gerken, Floyd Abrams ’60, and Dean Robert Post ’77

Audience
February 25, 2010
Too Big to Save? How to Fix the U.S. Financial System

Panelists: Robert Pozen ‘72, Chairman, MFS Investment Management; Jeffrey E. Garten, Juan Trippe Professor in the Practice of International Trade, Finance and Business and former Dean, Yale SOM; Roberta Romano ‘80, YLS Oscar M. Ruebhausen Professor of Law and Center Director; Moderator: Henry Hansmann ‘74, YLS August E. Lines Professor of Law.

(From left) Robert Pozen '72, Henry Hansmann '74, Jeffrey E. Garten, Roberta Romano '80, and Dean Robert Post '77

(From left) Robert Pozen '72, Henry Hansmann '74, Jeffrey E. Garten, Roberta Romano '80, and Dean Robert Post '77

Audience
November 12, 2009
Proxy Access: Where Does It Stand?

Panelists: Alan L. Beller, Partner, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP and former Director, U.S. Security and Exchange Commission Division of Corporation Finance; Robert Todd Lang ‘47, Partner, Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP; Charles M. Nathan ‘65, Partner, Latham and Watkins LLP, Co-Chairs of the Task Force on Shareholder Proposals, Committee on Federal Regulation of Securities, ABA Section of Business Law; Christopher Young, Director of M&A Research, RiskMetrics Group; Moderator: Roberta Romano ‘80, YLS Oscar M. Ruebhausen Professor of Law and Center Director.

(From left) Christopher Young, Charles Nathan '65, Roberta Romano '80, Robert Todd Lang '47, and Alan Beller

(From left) Christopher Young, Charles Nathan '65, Roberta Romano '80, Robert Todd Lang '47, and Alan Beller

Audience
June 3, 2009
The Global Financial Crisis and the U.S. Government’s Responses: An Assessment

Panelists: Charles W. Calomiris, Henry Kaufman Professor of Financial Institutions, Columbia University School of Business; Gary B. Gorton, Frederick Frank Class of 1954 Professor of Management and Finance, Yale SOM; Michael Woodford ‘80, John Bates Clark Professor of Political Economy, Columbia University Economics Department; Moderator: Roberta Romano ‘80, YLS Oscar M. Ruebhausen Professor of Law and Center Director.

(From left) Charles W. Calomiris, Gary B. Gorton, Roberta Romano '80, and Michael Woodford '80

(From left) Charles W. Calomiris, Gary B. Gorton, Roberta Romano '80, and Michael Woodford '80

Audience
December 2, 2008
Assessing the Financial Market Mess: Is There a Subprime Solution?

Panelists: Robert Shiller, Arthur M. Okun Professor of Economics and Professor, Yale SOM; Ian Ayres ‘86, YLS William K. Townsend Professor of Law; Jonathan R. Macey ‘82, YLS Deputy Dean and Sam Harris Professor of Corporate Law, Corporate Finance and Securities Law; Moderator: Roberta Romano ‘80, YLS Oscar M. Ruebhausen Professor of Law and Center Director.

(From left) Ian Ayres '86, Roberta Romano '80, Robert Shiller, and Jonathan Macey '82

(From left) Ian Ayres '86, Roberta Romano '80, Robert Shiller, and Jonathan Macey '82

October 30, 2008
Lou Dobbs v. Sovereign Wealth Funds: How Will the New CFIUS Regulations Work and How Will They Affect National Security and Foreign Investment?

Panelists: Stephen R. Heifetz, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy Development, Department of Homeland Security; Warren G. Lavey, Partner, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP; J. Welby Leaman ‘96, Senior Advisor, Inward Investment Policy, U.S. Treasury Department; David M. Marchick, Managing Director for Global Government and Regulatory Affairs, The Carlyle Group; Brad W. Setser, Fellow for Geoeconomics, Council on Foreign Relations; Moderator: Roberta Romano ‘80, YLS Oscar M. Ruebhausen Professor of Law and Center Director.

(From left) Warren Lavey, Stephen Heifetz, Roberta Romano '80, Welby Leaman '96, David Marchick, and Brad Setser

(From left) Warren Lavey, Stephen Heifetz, Roberta Romano '80, Welby Leaman '96, David Marchick, and Brad Setser

Audience
June 13, 2008
The Impact of the Credit Crunch on Corporate Transactions and Finance

Panelists:  Hon. William B. Chandler III ‘79 LLM, Chancellor, Delaware Court of Chancery; Mitchell S. Presser ‘89, Founding Partner, Paine & Partners LLC; Eric Robinson ‘83, Partner, Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz; Moderator: Roberta Romano ‘80, YLS Oscar M. Ruebhausen Professor of Law and Center Director. 

(From left) Roberta Romano '80, Mitchell S. Presser '89, William B. Chandler III LLM '79, and Eric Robinson '83.

(From left) Roberta Romano '80, Mitchell S. Presser '89, William B. Chandler III LLM '79, and Eric Robinson '83.

Audience
March 4, 2008
Ethics and Ideals in the Practice of Corporate Law: The Lawyer-Statesman qua Lawyer-Gatesman

Panelists: Anthony T. Kronman ‘75, YLS Sterling Professor of Law; Siri S. Marshall ‘74, Corporate Director and former General Counsel, General Mills, Inc.; and Michael S. Solender ‘89, General Counsel, The Bear Stearns Cos.; Moderator: Roberta Romano ‘80, YLS Oscar M. Ruebhausen Professor of Law and Center Director.

(From left) Anthony Kronman ‘75, Dean Harold Hongju Koh, Roberta Romano ‘80, Siri Marshall ‘74, and Michael Solender ‘89.

(From left) Anthony Kronman ‘75, Dean Harold Hongju Koh, Roberta Romano ‘80, Siri Marshall ‘74, and Michael Solender ‘89.

Audience
January 16, 2008
The Long Arm of the Law: Criminal and Civil Enforcement in Corporate Governance after Enron and the Backdating Scandal

Panelists: James Doty ‘69, Partner, Baker Botts LLP; Roberta Romano ‘80, YLS Oscar M. Ruebhausen Professor of Law and Center Director; Kate Stith, YLS Lafayette S. Foster Professor of Law; Linda Chatman Thomsen, Director, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Division of Enforcement; Moderator: John Morley ‘06, John R. Raben/Sullivan & Cromwell Executive Director of the Center.

(From left) Dean Harold Koh, Roberta Romano '80, Kate Stith, James Doty '69, Linda Chatman Thomsen, and John Morley '06

(From left) Dean Harold Koh, Roberta Romano '80, Kate Stith, James Doty '69, Linda Chatman Thomsen, and John Morley '06

Audience
November 6, 2007
Proxy Voting: Is the System Broken?

Panelists: Henry Hu ‘79, Allan Shivers Chair in the Law of Banking and Finance, University of Texas School of Law; Charles M. Nathan ‘65, Global Co-Chair, Mergers & Acquisitions Group, Latham & Watkins, LLP; Erik R. Sirri, Director, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Division of Market Regulation; Moderator: Roberta Romano ‘80, YLS Oscar M. Ruebhausen Professor of Law and Center Director.

(From left) Erik R. Sirri, Henry Hu '79, Roberta Romano '80, Charles M. Nathan '65, and Dean Harold Koh

(From left) Erik R. Sirri, Henry Hu '79, Roberta Romano '80, Charles M. Nathan '65, and Dean Harold Koh

June 4, 2007
Executive Compensation: Where Have We Been, Where Are We Now, and Where Are We Going?

Panelists: Steven N. Kaplan, Neubauer Family Professor of Entrepreneurship and Finance, University of Chicago Graduate School of Business; Pearl Meyer, Senior Managing Director, Steven Hall & Partners; John W. White, Director, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Division of Corporation Finance; John C. Wilcox, Senior Vice President and Head of Corporate Governance, TIAA-CREF; Moderator: Roberta Romano ‘80, YLS Oscar M. Ruebhausen Professor of Law and Center Director.

(From left) John Wilcox, Pearl Meyer, Roberta Romano '80, John White, and Steven Kaplan

(From left) John Wilcox, Pearl Meyer, Roberta Romano '80, John White, and Steven Kaplan

Audience
December 5, 2006
Tightening the Screws on Nonprofit Organizations

Panelists: Robert A. Boisture ‘79, Partner, Caplin & Drysdale, Co-convenor of the Legal Framework Work Group for Independent Sector and Adviser to the Committee on Legislation and Regulations of the Council on Foundations; Sharon H. Cott ‘85, Senior Vice President, Secretary and General Counsel, Metropolitan Museum of Art, member of the Legal Framework Work Group for Independent Sector and Adviser to the ALI; Dietrich Snell ‘82, Deputy Attorney General for Public Advocacy, State of New York, responsible for the state’s Charities Bureau; Gerson A. Zweifach ‘79, Partner, Williams & Connolly LLP; Moderator: Henry Hansmann ‘74, YLS Augustus E. Lines Professor of Law.

(From left) Robert Boisture '79, Sharon Cott '85, Dietrich Snell '82, Gerson Zweifach '79, Henry Hansmann '74, and Dean Harold Koh

(From left) Robert Boisture '79, Sharon Cott '85, Dietrich Snell '82, Gerson Zweifach '79, Henry Hansmann '74, and Dean Harold Koh

Audience
October 4, 2006
Dealing with the "Eyeshades": Accounting in the Post-Enron Era

Panelists: Rick Antle, William S. Beinecke Professor of Accounting, Yale SOM; Jonny Frank ‘83 LLM, PricewaterhouseCoopers and Senior Faculty Fellow, Yale SOM; Robert J. Giuffra, Jr. ‘87, Partner, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP; Daniel L. Goelzer, Member, Public Company Accounting Oversight Board; Moderator: Roberta Romano ‘80, YLS Oscar M. Ruebhausen Professor of Law and Center Director.

(From Left) Roberta Romano '80, Daniel Goelzer, Robert Giuffra, Jr. '87, Jonny Frank LLM '83, and Rick Antle

(From Left) Roberta Romano '80, Daniel Goelzer, Robert Giuffra, Jr. '87, Jonny Frank LLM '83, and Rick Antle

Audience
May 17, 2006
Ethics and Professional Responsibility in Corporate and SEC Investigations

Panelists: Gandolfo V. DiBlasi ‘78, Partner, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP; Jonathan R. Macey ‘82, YLS Sam Harris Professor of Corporate Law, Corporate Finance, and Securities Law; Linda Thomsen, Director, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Division of Enforcement; Moderator: Roberta Romano ‘80, YLS Oscar M. Ruebhausen Professor of Law and Center Director.

(From left) Roberta Romano '80, Linda Thomsen, and Vince DiBlasi '78

(From left) Roberta Romano '80, Linda Thomsen, and Vince DiBlasi '78

October 18, 2005
High Crimes or Misdemeanors: The Role of Criminal Law and Civil Enforcement in the Post-Enron Environment

Panelists: Stephen M. Cutler ‘85, Partner, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP and former Director, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Division of Enforcement; Kate Stith, YLS Lafayette S. Foster Professor of Law; Craig M. Wasserman ‘86, Partner, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz; Moderator: Roberta Romano ‘80, YLS Oscar M. Ruebhausen Professor of Law.

(From left) Craig Wasserman '86, Roberta Romano '80, Stephen Cutler '85, and Kate Stith

(From left) Craig Wasserman '86, Roberta Romano '80, Stephen Cutler '85, and Kate Stith

Audience
June 7, 2005
A New Theory of Promissory Fraud

Panelists: Ian Ayres ‘86, YLS William K. Townsend Professor of Law; Alan Schwartz ‘64, YLS Sterling Professor of Law; Hon. Ralph K. Winter ‘60, Sr. Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit and YLS Professor (Adjunct) of Law; Moderator: Roberta Romano ‘80, YLS Oscar M. Ruebhausen Professor of Law.

(From left) Roberta Romano '80, Ian Ayres '86, Ralph Winter '60, and Alan Schwartz '64

(From left) Roberta Romano '80, Ian Ayres '86, Ralph Winter '60, and Alan Schwartz '64

January 10, 2005
Shareholder Access to the Corporate Ballot Box and the Future of Federal State Relations in Corporate Law and Corporate Governance

Speaker: Hon. Roel C. Campos, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission; Commentator: Robert Todd Lang ‘47, Partner, Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP; Moderator: Jonathan R. Macey ‘82, YLS Sam Harris Professor of Corporate Law, Corporate Finance, and Securities Law.

(From left) Roel Campos, Jonathan Macey ‘82, and Robert Todd Lang ‘47

(From left) Roel Campos, Jonathan Macey ‘82, and Robert Todd Lang ‘47

April 30, 2004
Good Corporate Governance as Seen by Investors

Panelists: Mark J. P. Anson, Chief Investment Officer, California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS); Burt Denton, President, Providence Capital, Inc.; William Goetzmann, Edwin J. Beinecke Professor of Finance and Management Studies and Director, International Center for Finance, Yale SOM; Moderator: Alan Schwartz ’64, YLS Sterling Professor of Law and Center Director.

 

November 17, 2003
State Law Contributions to Improved Corporate Governance and Fairer Securities Trading

Speaker: Eliot Spitzer, Attorney General, State of New York; Commentator: Jonathan R. Macey ‘82, YLS Visiting Professor of Law; Moderator: Alan Schwartz ‘64, YLS Sterling Professor of Law and Center Director.

(From left) Anthony Kronman '75, Jonathan Macey '82, Eliot Spitzer, and Alan Schwartz '64

(From left) Anthony Kronman '75, Jonathan Macey '82, Eliot Spitzer, and Alan Schwartz '64

Audience
September 23, 2002
Corporate Governance and Listing Standards

Panelists: Richard Bernard, Executive Vice President and General Counsel, New York Stock Exchange; Robert Todd Lang ‘47, Partner, Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP; Roberta Romano ‘80, YLS Allen Duffy/Class of 1960 Professor of Law; Moderator: YLS Dean Anthony Kronman ‘75.

Richard Bernard

Richard Bernard

Audience
December 17, 2001
Lockups

Presenters: Ian Ayres ‘86, YLS William K. Townsend Professor of Law; Stephen Fraidin ‘64, Partner, Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson; Moderator: Alan Schwartz ‘64, YLS Sterling Professor of Law and Center Director. 

May 15, 2001
Tracking Stock

Panelists: Roger Aaron ’68, Partner, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP; Henry Hansmann ’74, YLS Sam Harris Professor of Corporate Law, Corporate Finance, and Securities Law.

November 9, 2000
Contract Interpretation in Acquisition Agreements: The Content of Material Adverse Change

Panelists: Arthur Fleischer, Jr. ’58, Partner, Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson; Ian Ayres ’86, YLS William K. Townsend Professor; Alan Schwartz ‘64, YLS Sterling Professor of Law; Moderator: Roberta Romano ’80, YLS Allen Duffy/Class of 1980 Professor of Law and Center Director.