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Judicial Independence

Judicial Independence: Conflicts

Judicial Independence: Conflicts of Interest was the primary focus of last week’s first Rock Center / SVDX program of the academic year. It was titled Condos on Lanai, Private Planes, and Electric Cars: Judicial Views of Purported Conflicts Among Silicon Valley Director. (more…)

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Activist Investing Trends & Impact on the M&A Market

The second annual Kirkland & Ellis Law Forum at Stanford’s Rock Center for Corporate Governance, brought together a leading academic, legal practitioners, and an investment banker to discuss recent trends in activist investing and their impact on the M&A market. What follows are my cryptic notes. The Center will probably post the video at some […]

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Grundfest on Securities Class Action Litigation

Every year, the Stanford Law School Securities Class Action Clearinghouse, in conjunction with Cornerstone Research, releases its annual overview of securities class action lawsuit flings. As I noted in a post last week, this year’s version introduced a number of innovations and reflected a host in interesting observations.  (Interview with Stanford Law Professor Joseph Grundfest […]

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Proxy Access and Event Studies

Steven M. Davidoff’s  The Heated Debate Over Proxy Access (WSJ, 11/2/2010) cites a new event study on proxy access (Does Shareholder Proxy Access Improve Firm Value? Evidence from the Business Roundtable Challenge) by Bo Becker, Daniel Bergstresser and Guhan Subramanian of Harvard Business School. Measuring around one event, the “unexpected announcement” of the SEC to […]

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Stanford Rock Center Proxy Access Forum

The Arthur and Toni Rembe Rock Center for Corporate Governance at Stanford University has quickly emerged as a focal point for conferences and seminars, research, and the development of new educational and course materials. The May 6th Proxy Access Forum was the latest iteration of the fine work being done at the Center. My disclaimer: […]

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