Professors Host Conference on Systemic Risk

Fall 2010

This spring, Professors Jeffrey N. Gordon and Ronald J. Gilson helped organize an of-the-moment conference at the Law School on systemic risk. The two-day event—titled “The Financial Crisis: Can We Prevent a Recurrence?”—brought together experts from financial organizations, law firms, and legal academia. It featured seven panel discussions with guest speakers from institutions including the Federal Reserve Board, MIT’s Sloan School of Management, and the Securities and Exchange Commission. Speakers covered a wide range of topics related to systemic risk, including credit default swaps, oversight, and board governance.