2019 Tulane Corporate and Securities Law Roundtable

Convened by Ann Lipton, the Michael M. Fleishman Associate Professor in Business Law and Entrepreneurship

Uptown Campus
Weinmann Hall (Tulane Law School)
Sponsored by:
Center on Law and the Economy
The Sher Garner Endowed Fund for the Advancement of Commercial Law

Event Description

8:30-9:45         Disparate Impact and the Impact of Disparateness

Discussant: Ann Lipton (Tulane)

  • Afra Afsharipour (UC Davis), Women and M&A
  • Kristin Johnson (Tulane), Regulating Algorithmic Bias


9:45-11:15       Finding the Fraud                         Discussant: Randall Thomas (Vanderbilt)

  • Sean Griffith (Fordham), Frequent Filers: Repeat Claimants in Disclosure-Based Shareholder Suits
  • Joshua Mitts (Columbia), Short and Distort
  • Urska Velikonja (Georgetown), Securities Enforcement After Kokesh

11:15-11:30     Break

11:30-1:00       50 Shades of Publicness                         Discussant: Robert Thompson (Georgetown)

  • Summer Kim (UC Irvine), Consumers as Owners of Contemporary Firms
  • Ann Lipton (Tulane), Not Everything is About Investors: The Case for Mandatory Stakeholder Disclosure
  • Usha Rodrigues (Georgia), The Eroding Public/Private Distinction in Securities Law

1:00-2:00         Lunch

2:00-3:30         Voting Matters

Discussant: Afra Afsharipour (UC Davis)

  • Albert Choi (Virginia), Shareholder Voting on Golden Parachutes
  • James Cox (Duke) & Randall Thomas (Vanderbilt), Understanding the (Ir)Relevance Of Shareholder Votes On M&A Deals
  • Edward Rock (NYU), Index Funds and Corporate Governance: Let Shareholders Be Shareholders

3:30-3:45         Break

3:45-5:00         Managing What You Measure

Discussant: Sean Griffith (Fordham)

  • Claire Hill (Minnesota), The Role of Agency Costs in Labor Cost Minimization: A Research Agenda
  • James Park (UCLA), Do the Securities Laws Promote Short-Termism?

Admission Information

Open to the public