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Lipton hosts Roundtable on corporate governance March 16

February 15, 2019 3:15 PM
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Alina Hernandez ahernandez4@tulane.edu

 

 

Professor Ann Lipton is once again gathering the top corporate and securities scholars from around the country to explore changes in the industry at the Tulane Corporate & Securities Law Roundtable on Saturday, March 16.

The event will run from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Tulane Law School’s John Giffen Weinmann Hall, Room 110, 6329 Freret St. The event is free and open to the public.

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.

This year, Roundtable panelists will explore issues regarding shareholders’ role in corporate governance, issues of public accountability, and difficulties related to fraud detection and enforcement, among other topics.

Lipton’s conference traditionally follows Tulane Law's two-day Corporate Law Institute (CLI) the nation's premier gathering of corporate deal makers, legal professionals, academicians and judges, now in its 31st year. 

Taking place March 14-15 in downtown New Orleans, the CLI 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.

This year, the CLI will also honor, posthumously, Tulane alumnus Andrew G.T. Moore (L’60), a justice in the Delaware Supreme Court, the nation’s leading arbiter of corporate governance, who wrote and shaped much of the landmark case law that continues to guide American businesses today.

Lipton 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 after two years as a visiting assistant professor at Duke University School of Law. 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.