Tulane’s Corporate and Securities Law Roundtable is back March 25, on the heels of the 35th annual Corporate Law Institute.
Tulane Law Professor Ann Lipton annually gathers top corporate and securities scholars from around the country to explore changes in the field, immediately following the Corporate Law Institute. This year’s Roundtable will run from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Tulane Law School’s John Giffen Weinmann Hall, 6329 Freret Street, in Room 110.
Lipton, the Michael M. Fleishman Associate Professor in Business Law and Entrepreneurship, organized this year’s conference through the support of the Sher Garner Endowed Fund for the Advancement of Commercial Law and Tulane’s Murphy Institute. The conference is now in its 7th year.
The conference attendees will discuss the most pressing trends and topics in corporate governance, including securities fraud, ESG, disputes involving mergers and acquisitions agreements, and more.
“The Tulane Corporate & Securities Law Roundtable has established itself as a significant annual gathering of leading thinkers in corporate and securities law,” said Dean David Meyer. “Along with the Tulane Corporate Law Institute, it’s a showcase for Tulane’s leadership in the field.”
Lipton’s conference follows Tulane Law's two-day Corporate Law Institute (CLI), the nation's premier gathering of corporate dealmakers, legal professionals, academics and judges, now in its 35th year. Taking place March 23-24 in downtown New Orleans, it has been described by Fortune magazine as “Davos for Wall Street.” The conference explores trends in the complex world of mergers and acquisitions and provides a classroom for Tulane students to learn from the top minds in the industry.
Lipton, who is the law school’s Associate Dean for Faculty Research, is an experienced securities and corporate litigator who has handled class actions involving some of the world’s largest companies. A former law clerk to Supreme Court Justice David Souter, she joined Tulane’s law faculty in 2015. In 2016, she was named as Tulane's first Michael Fleishman Associate Professor in Business Law & Entrepreneurship.
The Sher Garner Fund underwrites lectures, roundtables and other activities devoted to the study of commercial, business and finance law. The Fund was established in 2015 by Lee Sher (L ’76) and Jim Garner (L ’89), and the New Orleans law firm of Sher Garner Cahill Richter Klein & Hilbert.