Zohar Goshen, Jerome L. Greene Professor of Transactional Law; Director, Center for Israeli Legal Studies
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 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.
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.