Four CLS Professors Speak at Corporate Governance Conference

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October 10, 2007 (NEW YORK) – Four Columbia Law School professors participated as expert panelists or presenters during a special conference on corporate governance standards for Europe and the United States this week at the Securities and Exchange Commission in Washington.
The conference, ``Corporate Governance Standards and Capital Market Competitiveness,’’ examined the relationship between effective regulation and the performance of capital markets.
Lance Liebman, Columbia Law School’s William S. Beinecke Professor of Law and former dean, gave a welcoming address in his capacity as director of the American Law Institute, one of the event’s originators.
John C. Coffee, the Adolf A. Berle Professor of Law, participated in a panel on the comparative law aspects of corporate governance.
Harvey Goldschmid, the Dwight Professor of Law and a former SEC commissioner, was a panelist with former U.S. Sen. Paul Sarbanes, a co-sponsor of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. The panel explored how to make corporate governance work across the Atlantic.
Ronald Gilson, the Stern Professor of Law and Business, also participated on a panel summing up the day’s discussions.
The conference included a keynote speech by SEC Chairman Christopher Cox.
In addition to the American Law Institute, the conference, one in a series, was developed by the European Corporate Governance Institute. For more, go to
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