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Prof. Lipton's Corporate Law Roundtable set for March 7

February 28, 2020 9:00 AM
Alina Hernandez ahernandez4@tulane.edu



Tulane Law Professor Ann Lipton is gathering top corporate and securities scholars from around the country to explore changes in the industry at the Tulane Corporate  & Securities Law Roundtable March 7.

The Roundtable has been a popular event that annually brings scholars from around the country to explore corporate legal issues of the day. The event will run from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Tulane Law School’s John Giffen Weinmann Hall, Room 257, 6329 Freret St., and the public is welcome.

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 will feature paper presentations and commentary by about a dozen of the country’s leading corporate law scholars, including Tulane Law’s Lipton and Prof. Kristin Johnson, whose expertise centers on implicit bias in AI.

See conference agenda.

Roundtable panelists will discuss a variety of topics through the presentations and discussion, including the role of artificial intelligence, the impact of millennials on corporate governance, IPOs and optimal corporate governance, passive and active shareholders, among other topics.

Among the scholars presenting are Sean Griffith (Fordham), Lisa Fairfax (George Washington), Albert Choi (Michigan), and Elizabeth Pollman (U Penn).

Lipton’s Roundtable follows Tulane Law's two-day Corporate Law Institute (CLI), the nation's premier gathering of corporate dealmakers, legal professionals, academicians and judges, now in its 30th year. Taking place March 5-6 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 live classroom for Tulane students to learn from the top minds in the industry. 

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. 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.