Symposium on Executive Compensation

Announcing the

Symposium on Executive Compensation

Sponsored by Columbia Law School's Center for Law & Economics

October 15, 2004
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Columbia Law School
Jerome Greene Hall

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: Executive compensation is now generally understood to be a critical corporate governance question, and it continues to be a subject of heated debate. What accounts for the rapid growth of pay? To what extent have pay arrangements been the product of market forces and loyal boards? Can the existing corporate governance system be relied on to self-correct flaws in compensation arrangements? This Symposium will examine these and other key questions concerning the current state of executive compensation and corporate governance.

The symposium will feature presentations by leading academics, investors, executives, advisers, and members of the media. Confirmed speakers include Joseph Bachelder (lawyer to many CEOs), Lucian Bebchuk (Harvard Law School), John Biggs (former CEO of TIAA-CREF), Matthew Bishop (The Economist), John Bogle (founder, the Vanguard Group), Patrick Bolton (Princeton Economics dept.), Brian Foley (compensation consultant, Brian Foley &Co.); Jesse Fried (Univ. California Berkeley Law School); Jeffrey Gordon (Columbia Law School); Bengt Holmstrom (MIT Economics Dept.), Glenn Hubbard (Dean, Columbia Business School), Ira Kay (National Director of Compensation Consulting, WatsonWyatt), Bevis Longstreth (former SEC Commissioner), Nick Lemann (Dean, Columbia Journalism School), Joan Lublin (Wall Street Journal), Orin Kramer (Chairman, New Jersey State Investment Council), David Schizer (Dean, Columbia Law School), and Kenneth West (former CEO of Harris Trust Co.).

CLE: The program will provide a maximum of 6 transitional New York CLE credits (5 in the Areas of Professional Practice and 1 in Ethics and Professionalism)

FEES & REGISTRATION: The full-day program, inclusive of lunch, reading materials, breaks and evening reception is $325.00 for those individuals who register by September 30, 2004. Individuals registering after September 30 will be charged $375.00. Those individuals from a governmental, educational or other nonprofit organization, and those with financial hardship will be charged $125.00.

Registration forms, and additional program details, are available at the following website:

Media inquiries can be directed to Hayley Miller, Public Affairs Officer, at 212.854.2604 or [email protected].


Symposium on Executive Compensation
Center for Law and Economics
Columbia Law School
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New York, NY 10027
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