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2019 Corporate Governance Symposium2019 Corporate Governance SymposiumClayton Hall, University of Delaware, Newark, DE<p> </p><p><em>Co-sponsored with the Department of Finance, Alfred Lerner College of Business & Economics</em></p><p><strong>To Register</strong><em><strong>, </strong></em><strong>click </strong><a href="https://cvent.me/8NOmP" target="_blank"><strong>HERE</strong></a></p><p><strong>REGISTRATION REQUIRED TO ATTEND</strong></p><p>The focus of the 2019 Corporate Governance Symposium will be "Governance Issues of Critical Importance to Boards and Investors in 2019."  The symposium will begin with an address by our<strong> John L. Weinberg Distinguished Speaker – Indra Nooyi, Former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, PepsiCo.</strong><strong>  </strong></p><p>Ms. Nooyi will be followed by a<strong> Special Speaker – Robert J. Jackson, Jr., Commissioner, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.</strong></p><p>Commissioner Jackson will be followed by a panel who will focus on the most critical governance issues for boards and investors in 2019. The confirmed panelists are: </p><ul><li><strong>Glenn Booraem, Investment Stewardship Officer and a principal, Vanguard</strong></li><li><strong>Aeisha Mastagni, Portfolio Manager, California State Teachers' Retirement System (CalSTRS).</strong><strong>  </strong></li><li><strong>Steve Odland, President and CEO, The Conference Board</strong></li><li><strong>Eric Shostal, Vice President, Investor Stewarship Team, BlackRock</strong></li><li><strong>Myron T. Steele, Partner, Potter Anderson & Corroon LLP; former Chief Justice, Delaware Supreme Court</strong></li></ul><p><strong>Moderator: Charles M. Elson, Edgar S. Woolard, Jr., Chair of Corporate Governance; Director of the John L. Weinberg Center for Corporate Governance; and Professor of Finance </strong></p><p>The panel will be followed by a<strong> luncheon speaker – William D. Cohan, </strong><strong><em>New York Times</em></strong><strong> best-selling author, special correspondent at Vanity Fair, and a former senior Wall Street M&A investment banker at Lazard Frères & Co., Merrill Lynch and JPMorgan Chase</strong></p><p>The presentation of academic papers on topics that are of critical importance to boards and investors will occur in the afternoon. The following papers will be presented:</p><ul><li><strong><a href="/content-sub-site/Documents/For-Events/Taylor_AKST%20UD.pdf" target="_blank">"Audit Process, Private Information, and Insider Trading,"</a></strong> by Salman Arif, Kelley School of Business, Indiana University; John Kepler,The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania; Joseph Schroeder,Kelley School of Business, Indiana University, and Daniel Taylor, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania <strong>(Presenter)</strong><strong>Discussant – </strong>W. Robert Knechel, Fisher School of Accounting, University of Florida</li></ul><ul><li><strong><a href="https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3162407" target="_blank">"Investors' Attention to Corporate Governance,</a>"</strong> by Peter Iliev  Penn State University; Jonathan Kalodimos, Oregon State University; and Michelle Lowry, Drexel University <strong>(Presenter)</strong><strong> </strong><strong>Discussant </strong>– Alan Crane, Jones Graduate School of Business, Rice University </li><li><strong><a href="/content-sub-site/Documents/For-Events/ErtimurPatrick_Investor%20Driven%20Governance_2018-01-31.pdf" target="_blank">"Investor-Driven Governance Standards and Firm Value,"</a> </strong> by Yonca Ertimur, University of Colorado Boulder; and Paige Patrick, University of Washington  <strong>(Presenter)</strong> <strong>Discussant </strong>– Fei Xie, Alfred Lerner College of Business & Economics, University of Delaware  </li><li><strong><a href="https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3229962" target="_blank">"Shareholder Voting on Golden Parachutes: Determinants and Consequences,</a>"</strong> by Albert H. Choi, University of Virginia Law School (Presenter); Andrew C.W. Lund, John F. Scarpa Center for Law and Entrepreneurship, Villanova University,  Charles Widger School of Law; Robert Schonlau, Farmer School of Business, Miami University</li><li><strong>Discussant </strong>– John White, Cravath, Swaine & Moore</li></ul><p><a href="/content-sub-site/Documents/For-Events/2019%20Symposium_Call%20for%20Papers_Final.docx" target="_blank">Call for Papers</a></p><p><a href="https://www.udel.edu/udaily/2019/march/corporate-governance-symposium-indira-nooyi-pepsi-amazon/" target="_blank">UDaily Pre-Event Article</a></p><p><a href="https://www.udel.edu/udaily/2019/april/corporate-governance-symposium-weinberg-center/?utm_source=UDaily+Subscribers&utm_campaign=778eba57bb-UDaily_News_Email&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_0b5034716d-778eba57bb-223400973">UDaily Post-Event Article</a></p><p> </p><p><a href="https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6514133787448745986">LinkedIn post, March 20, 2019</a></p><p> </p><p><a href="https://news.bloomberglaw.com/corporate-law/delaware-should-limit-dual-class-stock-use-sec-commissioner-says-1">"Delaware Should Limit Dual-Class Stock Use, SEC CommissionerSays," Bloomberg Law, March 20, 2019</a> (subscription)</p><p> </p><p>"Investors intensify their fight against dual-class shares," Pensions & Investments, April 1, 2019 (subscription)</p><p><strong>Material</strong></p><p><strong>1.  Indra Nooyi</strong></p><ul><li><a href="/content-sub-site/Documents/For-Events/2019%20Symposium_DB1Q19_CharacterOfTheCorp_Final.pdf" target="_blank">The Character of the Corporation," <em>Directors & Boards</em> Magazine, First Quarter 2019    </a></li></ul><p><strong>2.  Commissioner Robert J. Jackson, Jr.</strong></p><ul><li>Perpetual Dual-Class Stock: The Case Against Corporate Royalty, February 15, 2018 <a href="https://www.sec.gov/news/speech/perpetual-dual-class-stock-case-against-corporate-royalty" target="_blank">https://www.sec.gov/news/speech/perpetual-dual-class-stock-case-against-corporate-royalty</a></li><li>Corporate Governance: On the Front Lines of America's Cyber War, March 15, 2018 <a href="https://www.sec.gov/news/speech/speech-jackson-cybersecurity-2018-03-15" target="_blank">https://www.sec.gov/news/speech/speech-jackson-cybersecurity-2018-03-15</a></li><li>Stock Buybacks and Corporate Cashouts, June 11, 2018 <a href="https://www.sec.gov/news/speech/speech-jackson-061118" target="_blank">https://www.sec.gov/news/speech/speech-jackson-061118</a></li><li>Unfair Exchange: The State of America's Stock Markets, September 19, 2018<a href="https://www.sec.gov/news/speech/jackson-unfair-exchange-state-americas-stock-markets" target="_blank">https://www.sec.gov/news/speech/jackson-unfair-exchange-state-americas-stock-markets</a></li></ul><p>3.  <strong>BlackRock</strong></p><ul><li>Larry Fink's Annual Letter to CEOs – Purpose & Profit <a href="https://www.blackrock.com/corporate/investor-relations/larry-fink-ceo-letter" target="_blank">https://www.blackrock.com/corporate/investor-relations/larry-fink-ceo-letter</a></li><li><a href="/content-sub-site/Documents/For-Events/2019%20Symposium_blk-stewardship-priorities-final.pdf" target="_blank">BlackRock Investment Stewardship's 2019 Engagement Priorities</a><a href="/content-sub-site/Documents/For-Events/2019%20Symposium_BlackRock%20Investment%20Stewardship%20Annual%20Report%202018%20FINAL.pdf" target="_blank">BlackRock Investment Stewardship's 2018 Annual Report </a></li></ul><p><strong>4.  CalSTRS</strong></p><ul><li>Materials can be found on the CalSTRS website<a href="https://www.calstrs.com/" target="_blank">https://www.calstrs.com/</a></li></ul><p><strong>5.  Vanguard</strong></p><ul><li><a href="/content-sub-site/Documents/For-Events/2019%20Symposium_Vanguard%202019-semiannual-engagement-update.pdf" target="_blank">Vanguard’s 2019 Semiannual Engagement Update</a></li><li>2018 Investment Stewardship Annual Report  <a href="https://about.vanguard.com/investment-stewardship/perspectives-and-commentary/2018_investment_stewardship_annual_report.pdf" target="_blank">https://about.vanguard.com/investment-stewardship/perspectives-and-commentary/2018_investment_stewardship_annual_report.pdf</a></li><li>Vanguard's An open letter to directors of public companies worldwide<a href="https://about.vanguard.com/investment-stewardship/governance-letter-to-companies.pdf" target="_blank">https://about.vanguard.com/investment-stewardship/governance-letter-to-companies.pdf</a></li></ul><p><strong>6.  The Conference Board.</strong></p><ul><li><a href="/content-sub-site/Documents/For-Events/2019%20Symposium_TCB-Sustainability-Practices-2018-2.pdf" target="_blank">Sustainability Practices 2018, The Conference Board (in partnership with the Rutgers Center for Corporate Law and Governance</a></li></ul><p><strong>7</strong>.   <strong>Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz memos</strong></p><ul><li><a href="/content-sub-site/Documents/For-Events/2019%20Symposium_The%20New%20Paradigm.pdf" target="_blank">The New Paradigm</a></li><li><a href="/content-sub-site/Documents/For-Events/2019%20Symposium_Its%20Time%20To%20Adopt%20The%20New%20Paradigm%20(003).pdf" target="_blank">It's Time To Adopt The New Paradigm</a></li><li><a href="/content-sub-site/Documents/For-Events/2019%20Symposium_Spotlight%20on%20Boards%20(003).pdf" target="_blank">Spotlight on Boards</a> </li><li><a href="/content-sub-site/Documents/For-Events/2019%20Symposium_Some%20Thoughts%20for%20Boards%20of%20Directors%20in%202019%20(003).pdf" target="_blank">Some Thoughts for Boards of Directors in 2019 (Including The New Paradigm:Roadmap for an Implicit Corporate Governance Partnership Between Corporations and Investors to Achieve Sustainable Long-Term Investment and Growth)</a></li><li><a href="/content-sub-site/Documents/For-Events/2019%20Symposium_Dealing%20With%20Activist%20Hedge%20Funds%20and%20Other%20Activist%20Investors%20(003).pdf" target="_blank">Dealing with Activist Hedge Funds and Other Activist Investors  </a></li></ul><p><strong>8.  Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP memo </strong></p><ul><li><a href="/content-sub-site/Documents/For-Events/2019%20Symspoium_SocialResponsibilityandEnlightenedShareholderPrima.pdf" target="_blank">Social Responsibility and Enlightened Shareholder Primacy: Views From theCourtroom and Boardroom</a></li></ul>3/20/2019 12:00:00 PM3/20/2019 9:00:00 PMFalse

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