Corporate Law Roundtable to take place March 7

Leading corporate lawyers, members of the business and investment communities, public officials, and scholars will gather at Yale Law School on Friday, March 7 for the 15th annual Weil, Gotshal and Manges Rountable. This year’s Roundtable will focus on discussion about corporate fraud, corporate culture, and financial institutions’ civil and criminal liability and government settlements.

Two papers will be presented in the morning. The first presentation, "CEO Connectedness and Corporate Frauds," by Vikramaditya S. Khanna, William W. Cook Professor of Law, University of Michigan Law School, will include discussants Cindy Alexander, Economist, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Division of Economic and Risk Analysis; Jennifer H. Arlen, Norma Z. Paige Professor of Law, New York University School of Law; and moderator Tom R. Tyler, Macklin Fleming Professor of Law and Professor of Psychology, Yale Law School. The second paper presented will be "The Value of Corporate Culture," by Luigi Zingales, Robert C. McCormack Professor of Entrepreneurship and Finance, University of Chicago Booth School of Business, with discussants Alan Schwartz, Sterling Professor of Law, Yale Law School; David L. Yermack, Albert Fingerhut Professor of Finance and Business Transformation, New York University Stern School of Business; and moderator Henry B. Hansmann, Oscar M. Ruebhausen Professor of Law, Yale Law School.

The afternoon panel discussion will be on "Financial Institutions’ Civil and Criminal Liability and Government Settlements," with 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.; Andrew J. Levander, Partner, White Collar and Securities Litigation Group, Dechert LLP; Richard B. Zabel, Deputy U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York; and moderator Roberta Romano '80, Sterling Professor of Law and Director, Yale Law School Center for the Study of Corporate Law.

Panel reading materials are available online.

The Weil, Gotshal and Manges Rountable is a one-day event that seeks to foster a dialogue on the important business law issues of the day through presentations of scholarly papers and panel discussions. The Roundtable is sponsored by The Yale Law School Center for the Study of Corporate Law with additional support provided by The Robert Todd Lang ’47 Fund for the Study of Corporate and Commercial Law.