Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Wasserman Workshop in Law and Finance—John Armour Oct. 29

The Bert W. Wasserman Workshop in Law and Finance continues this fall with the following speakers:

On Wednesday, September 16, 2009, NYU finance professor David Yermack discusses “Is a Higher Calling Enough? Incentive Compensation in the Church.” The talk will be held from 12:15-1:30 p.m. David Yermack is a Professor of finance at New York University’s Stern School of Business, where he teaches courses in corporate finance and restructuring and holds the Albert Fingerhut Chair. He is also an adjunct professor at the NYU School of Law and has been a member of the NYU faculty since 1994.

On October 29, 2009, Columbia Law School Visiting Professor John Armour will speak on “The Berle-Means Corporation in the 21st Century” Co-sponsored with the Law, Economics and Organization Workshop, the talk is scheduled for 4:10 p.m. in Room 121. Armour is the Justin W. D'Atri Visiting Professor of Law, Business & Society at Columbia Law School. He was appointed Lovells Professor of Law and Finance at Oxford in association with Oriel College in 2007. He has published widely in the fields of company law, corporate finance, and corporate insolvency.

The Bert W. Wasserman Workshop in Law and Finance is sponsored by the Yale Law School Center for the Study of Corporate Law. It 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 2009-2010 Wasserman Workshop schedule.