Fiduciary Duty, Corporate Goals, and Shareholder Activism
Friday, November 2, 2018
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
The Case Western Reserve University Law Review presents the 2018 Leet Symposium: Fiduciary Duty, Corporate Goals, and Shareholder Activism. The Symposium will discuss corporate fiduciary duties by exploring the tension between traditional shareholder wealth maximization and shareholder environmental and social activism.
Featuring keynote speaker Hester M. Peirce, Commissioner, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, the Symposium will present issues related to corporate governance, hedge fund activism, and the ethical role of general counsels seeking to zealously advocate for their corporations while giving impartial legal advice. The current political, social, and financial climate presents an exciting opportunity to discuss how corporations respond to shifting social awareness.
Continuing Legal Education Readings
- Corp gov, board composition, etc. (2016, 56 p.)
- Shareholder value, social responsibility (2010, 46 p.)
- Investor protection, long-run performance of activism (2016, 66 p.)
- Diversity, compliance, ethics, in-house counsel (2017, 19 p.)
Moot Courtroom (A59)
11075 East Blvd.
Cleveland, Ohio 44106