Exploring the Future of Financial Regulation

Professors Coffee and Fox among the Experts
To Examine Solutions to Economic Crisis

Media contact: Nancy Goldfarb 212-854-1584 [email protected]
Public Affairs Office
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NEW YORK, February 4, 2009 — With the American economy in turmoil and the new Congress and president grappling for solutions, Columbia Law School and the American Constitution Society for Law and Policy will host a program of expert discussion examining ways out of the current economic morass. The program in New York City will include two panel discussions that focus on reforms for financial institutions and a keynote address by New York City Comptroller William C. Thompson. The panelists include John Coffee Jr., director of the Center on Corporate Governance at Columbia Law School, and other experts in financial regulation, corporate governance and securities litigation.

WHEN: Feb. 11, 2009, 2:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Panel Discussions are followed by keynote address at 4:30 p.m.; reception at 5:00 p.m.

•    John C. Coffee Jr., Adolf A. Berle Professor of Law, Columbia Law School;
•    Jay W. Eisenhofer, Managing Director, Grant & Eisenhofer;
•    Merritt B. Fox, Michael E. Patterson Professor of Law, Columbia Law School;
•    Robert J. Giuffra Jr., Partner, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP;
•    Donald C. Langevoort, Thomas Aquinas Reynolds Professor Law, Georgetown University Law Center;
•    Lee A. Meyerson, Partner, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP;
•    Nell Minow, Editor and Co-Founder, The Corporate Library;
•    Joel Seligman, President, University of Rochester;
•    Damon A. Silvers, Associate Counsel, AFL-CIO; Member, Congressional Oversight Panel;
•    Lynn E. Turner, Senior Adviser, Kroll, Inc., and former SEC Chief Accountant; and
•    Keynote Speaker, New York City Comptroller William C. Thompson Jr.

WHERE: Roosevelt Hotel, 45 East 45th Street, New York, NY 10017

Please RSVP to Columbia Law School Public Affairs at [email protected] or ACS at [email protected].

The American Constitution Society for Law and Policy is one of the nation’s leading progressive legal organizations, comprised of lawyers, judges, students and policy makers committed to promoting the vitality of the Constitution and the fundamental values it expresses. The views of the speakers are their own and should not be attributed to ACS. For more information about ACS, visit www.acslaw.org.


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