Millstein Governance Forum Debuts at Columbia Law School

Forum Will Feature Leading Corporate Governance Experts and Address Timely Topics in the Field, Including the Work of Ratings Agencies, Shareholder Primacy, and Curbing Cross-Border Corruption

New York, June 18, 2013—More than 200 leading institutional investors, corporate directors and executives, regulators, academics, and other corporate governance experts and practitioners will gather at Columbia Law School June 24-25 for the 8th annual Millstein Governance Forum, “Corporate Governance in the New ‘Normal’: The Impact of New Patterns of Corporate Ownership.” 

“The goal is to stimulate discussion and explore macro and micro issues related to changes in the global capital markets, and the impact of new forms of corporate ownership, on corporate governance,” said Ira M. Millstein, co-chair of the Millstein Center Advisory Board. “We are especially delighted to be able to come together at our new home at Columbia Law School in the business and financial capital of the world—New York City.”
The two-day event is the first forum by the Millstein Center for Global Markets and Corporate Ownership since it moved to Columbia Law School from Yale School of Management. Sessions will feature leading experts from the field of corporate governance, including Columbia Law School Professors John C. Coffee Jr., Center Co-Chairs Jeffrey N. Gordon and Robert J. Jackson Jr., and representatives from leading companies and institutional investors such as Microsoft, Estee Lauder, Pfizer, PepsiCo, Pershing Square, CalPERS, TIAA-CREF, and many others.
Discussions will focus on a variety of topics of interest, including: shareholder primacy, changing patterns of corporate ownership, whether ratings agencies serve the needs of investors and corporations, and curbing cross-border corruption.
The forum will feature five plenary sessions, six smaller topic-specific breakout sessions, a Gala Dinner, and a reception honoring recipients of the Rising Stars of Corporate Governance Award, which honors corporate governance professionals under the age of 40 who are making their mark as outstanding analysts, experts, directors, managers, or advocates. The keynote speaker will be Sheila Bair, former chair of the FDIC.
The Millstein Center for Global Markets and Corporate Ownership conducts timely research on crucial real-world issues. Focusing on the global financial markets, the center studies the changing relationships between investors and corporations, the impact of developments in the market and new investors on corporations and companies, and any possible additional structural or policy changes needed for the full restoration of public trust in the financial and real economy, as well as the long-term impact on corporate governance and performance. The Center pursues its mission and goals by sponsoring and undertaking pertinent academic research; teaching courses and hosting on-campus guest speakers; convening conferences, workshops, and roundtables; publishing papers and briefings based on research or events; and facilitating vital market institutions or networks as needed. For more information about the Millstein Center, please visit: