Events & Programs

Upcoming Events

A New Deal For This New Century:
Making Our Economy Work For All

October 3 and 4, 2019
New York University’s Global Academic Center
1307 L Street NW
Washington, DC

 

Past Events

Investors, Firms and ESG Conference

University of Oxford
Oxford, England
June 5, 2019
 

Transatlantic Comparative Corporate Law Series

London, United Kingdom
June 3, 2019
 

Active v. Passive Strategies and Corporate Governance

NYU School of Law
New York, New York
April 26, 2019
 

The Business of Impact

The Harvard Club of New York
New York, New York
April 25, 2019
 

“Investor, Companies, and ESG”

Palo Alto, California
January 25, 2019
 

Corporate Governance Bootcamp

NYU School of Law
New York, New York
January 22-24, 2019 

 

NYU/TAU Corporate Law Conference

Tel Aviv University
Tel Aviv, Israel
January 9, 2018 

 

Investor Conflicts and Corporate Governance

Tel Aviv University
Tel Aviv, Israel
January 8, 2018 
 

Loyalty Shares

NYU School of Law
New York, New York
December 7, 2018
 

Distinguished Jurist Event

NYU School of Law
New York, New York
November 29, 2018 
 

Investors and ESG Conference

Greenberg Lounge, Vanderbilt Hall
40 Washington Square South
Thursday, September 27, 2018  |  2:00 PM - 7:00 PM
 
 

The 2018 NYU/TAU Corporate Law Conference

The Buchmann Faculty of Law
Trubowicz Building  
Sonia and Eduard Kossoy Conference Room (307)
Tel Aviv University
Wednesday, January 10, 2018 | 9:30AM – 4:30PM     
 

Shareholder Activism

The Buchmann Faculty of Law
Trubowicz Building
Gershon Meron Hall (102)
Tel Aviv University
Thursday, January 11, 2018 | 9:00AM – 12:45PM
                                                                                                                  

 

Shareholder Engagement

40 Washington Square South
Vanderbilt Hall, Room 210
Monday, November 20, 2017 | 4:00PM - 6:00PM                                                                                                                                                                                                             

“Shareholder Engagement” compared and contrasted the different modes of shareholder engagement, ranging from large institutional investors to “highly engaged” hedge funds and private equity funds.  The panel featured Joseph Landy (Warburg Pincus), Martin Lipton (Wachtell Lipton), Matt Mallow (BlackRock) and Nelson Peltz (Trian).  Wendell Willkie and Edward Rock will moderate.  

 

Perspectives on Enforcement: Self-Reporting and Cooperation at the CFTC

Furman Hall, Room 900
245 Sullivan Street, New York
Monday, September 25, 2017 | 6:00PM-7:30PM                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

The Program on Corporate Compliance and Enforcement and the Institute for Corporate Governance and Finance hosted a policy speech, Perspectives on Enforcement: Self-Reporting and Cooperation at the CFTC, which will be given by James McDonald, Director of the Division of Enforcement, United States Commodity Futures Trading Commission. This speech will announce a new policy – the CFTC’s new self-reporting/cooperation policy.

 

The Securities and Exchange Commission: Priorities Going Forward

Presented by the Institute for Corporate Governance & Finance, the Program on Corporate Compliance and Enforcement, and the Pollack Center for Law & Business

Greenberg Lounge
Vanderbilt Hall, First Floor
40 Washington Square South, New York
Tuesday, September 5, 2017 | 5:30PM-7:00PM                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

The Institute for Corporate Governance & Finance, the Program on Corporate Compliance and Enforcement, and the Pollack Center hosted a panel discussion with the Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman, Jay Clayton, the two Co-Directors of the Division of Enforcement, Stephanie Avakian and Steven Peikin, and Acting Director of the Office of Compliance, Peter Driscoll. Professor Arlen and Professor Rock will moderate the discussion, which will focus on the SEC’s enforcement priorities.

 

 

Preet Bharara: Reflections

Co-Hosted by the Institute for Corporate Governance & Finance and the Program on Corporate Compliance and Enforcement

Lester Pollack Colloquium Room
Furman Hall, Room 900
245 Sullivan Street, New York
Tuesday, May 9, 2017 | 5:00PM-6:00PM                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

On April 1, 2017, Preet Bharara joined NYU School of Law as a distinguished scholar in residence after the conclusion of his tenure as United States attorney for the Southern District of New York, one of the longest for anyone holding that position. As US attorney, Bharara brought a number of public corruption prosecutions against politicians working at the city and state levels, notably the speaker of the New York State Assembly Sheldon Silver and State Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos. He also oversaw many prosecutions of financial crimes, including numerous insider trading cases and the prosecution of Bernie Madoff and his associates, as well as suits against Bank of America and Citibank growing out of the financial crisis. Under his leadership, the US attorney’s office secured a record-setting $1.2 billion financial penalty from Toyota in an agreement that installed an independent monitor to oversee the company’s public statements and safety reporting. In addition, during Bharara’s tenure the SDNY also took an active role in addressing evolving cybersecurity threats.

Please join us as Preet reflects upon his time as United States Attorney.  Preet will take questions from the audience following his talk.  The speech and the question and answer session will be off-the-record. 

 

The Fit between Activists and Institutional Investors

D'Agostino Hall, Martin Lipton Hall
108 West 3rd Street, New York
Friday, April 28, 2017 | 9:30AM-4:00PM  
 

What is the role of poison pills in corporate governance today?
Professors Marcel Kahan and Edward Rock, “Anti-Activist Poison Pills”
Commentators: Stephen Fraidin, Pershing Square; Jeffrey Gordon, Columbia Law School

Should institutional investors rethink their opposition to “clear day” poison pills?        
Professor Emiliano Catan LLM '10, “The Insignificance of Clear Day Poison Pills”
Commentators: Patrick McGurn, Institutional Shareholder Services; Roberta Romano, Yale Law School

What is the difference in the roles of activist and institutional investors?
Panel: Glenn Booream, Vanguard; Michelle Edkins, BlackRock; Rakhi Kumar, State Street; Jim Rossman, Lazard; Brian Schorr '82, Trian Partners; Chancellor Andre Bouchard, Delaware Chancery Court; Kevin McCarthy, BNY Mellon; and David Katz '88, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz

A New Paradigm for Corporate Governance?

Vanderbilt Hall, Room 210
40 Washington Square South, New York
Thursday, March 9, 2017 | 4:30PM-6:30PM

Presenter: Martin Lipton ’55, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz
Commentators: Chief Justice Leo Strine Jr., Delaware Supreme Court; Matt Mallow ’67, LLM ’68, BlackRock; and Robert Schumer, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison
Article: The New Paradigm by Martin Lipton, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz