Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Robert Daines ’92 To Give Wasserman Lecture Oct. 2

Stanford professor and corporate law scholar Robert Daines ’92 will discuss “Rating the Ratings: How Good are Commercial Governance Ratings?” at the Bert W. Wasserman Workshop in Law and Finance Thursday, Oct. 2, at Yale Law School. The lecture runs from 12:15 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the Faculty Lounge and is open to the public. It is sponsored by the Yale Law School Center for the Study of Corporate Law.

Robert Daines is the Pritzker Professor of Law and Business at Stanford Law School. He is widely known for his rigorous statistical analysis of empirical data on the relationship between economic theory and corporate governance and contracting in practice. He previously taught at New York University School of Law and worked as an associate in the leveraged finance department of Goldman Sachs. He is co-director of the Arthur and Toni Rembe Rock Center for Corporate Governance.

He holds B.S. and B.A. degrees from Brigham Young University and a J.D. from Yale Law School.

The Bert W. Wasserman Workshop in Law and Finance was established by Craig Wasserman ’86 in memory and honor of his father, Bert W. Wasserman, a distinguished leader in the field of finance who exemplified the field’s highest professional and ethical standards. The goal of the workshop is to support the study of corporate law and finance by sponsoring workshops and discussion forums for the presentation of current research and the discussion of topical issues in law and finance by faculty from Yale and other universities, government officials and members of the bar.

Click here for the 2008-2009 Wasserman Workshop schedule.