Jeffrey A. Fagan, Isidor and Seville Sulzbacher Professor of Law
Dana M. Delger ’10, Staff Attorney, Strategic Litigation, Innocence Project
Joseph J. Perkovich, Principal Attorney, Phillips Black, Inc. and Adjunct Faculty, Washington University in St. Louis School of Law
Despite declining use of the death penalty in the U.S. over the past two decades, over 2,800 people remain on death row. The panel will survey current controversies in the administration of the death penalty, including execution methods, accuracy and innocence, race, arbitrariness, mental competence, and trial advocacy. Panelists include trial attorneys, academics and advocates, who will discuss current cases and future litigation.
CLE credit will be offered for this panel and will be complimentary for Reunion celebrants and their guests. Specific credit details will be posted closer to the event date.
Zohar Goshen, Jerome L. Greene Professor of Transactional Law; Director, Center for Israeli Legal Studies
Claudia H. Allen ’86, Senior Advisor, KPMG Board Leadership Center
Scott A. Barshay ’91, Partner and Global Head of M&A, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
Eduardo Gallardo ’99, Partner, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
Marilyn C. Kunstler ’89, Partner, Boies Schiller Flexner LLP
For decades, corporate law played a pivotal role in regulating corporations across the United States. Consequently, Delaware, the leading state of incorporation, and its courts came to occupy a central and influential position in corporate law and governance. This, however, is no longer the case: The compositional shift in equity markets from retail to institutional ownership has relocated regulatory power over corporations from courts to markets. Corporate law has, as a result, and as illustrated by the declined role of the Delaware courts, lost its pride of place and is now eclipsed by shareholder activism.
CLE Discussion II Reading
Information Regarding New York CLE Credits:
Columbia Law School has been certified by the New York State Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Board as an Accredited Provider of CLE programs. Under New York State CLE regulations, this live non-transitional CLE Program will provide 1 credit hour that can be applied toward the Areas of Professional Practice requirement. This CLE credit is awarded only to New York attorneys for full attendance of the Program in its entirety. Attorneys attending only part of the program are not eligible for partial credit. Attendance is determined by an attorney's sign-in and sign-out, as shown in the Conference registers. On final sign-out, attorneys should also submit their completed Evaluation Form, provided at the Conference. Please note the NYS Certificates of Attendance will be sent to the email address as it appears in the register unless otherwise noted there.
Dean Gillian Lester and Mary Jo White ’74 invite you to join them for a discussion about Columbia Law School, its areas of continuing excellence, and shared ambitions for the future.
In Conversation With:
Mary Jo White '74 has previously served as the Chair of the United States Securities and Exchange Commission and United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York. She is currently Senior Chair of Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, a litigation partner in the New York Office of Debevoise, and leader of the firm’s Strategic Crisis Response and Solutions Group.