Overlay

Print/PDF this page:

Print Friendly and PDF

Share this page:

Occasional Lectures

The Center provides a forum, by sponsoring lectures typically over lunch, for the presentation of current research and discussion of topical issues in the business law area by faculty of the Law School and other universities, regulators, and members of the bar and business community.

2014–2015

Upcoming: Susanne Augenhofer '03 LLM, Humboldt University Berlin and Yale Law School, April 16.
Upcoming: Louise M. Parent, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP and American Express, February 12.
Next: Kimberley D. Harris '96, NBCUniversal, February 2.
Gabriel D. Rosenberg '09, Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP and Yale School of Management, November 18.
Roberta Romano '80, Yale Law School, October 9.
Gerard Hertig, Swiss Institute of Technology, ETH Zurich and Columbia Law School, October 8.
Boris Feldman '80, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, October 1.
Boris Feldman '80, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, October 1.

2013–2014

Esta E. Stecher, Goldman Sachs Bank USA, April 17.
John A. Levin '63, Levin Capital Strategies, LP, April 3.
Michael S. Barr '92, University of Michigan Law School, March 27
Shen Wei, Shanghai Jiao Tong University KoGuan Law School and Senior Research Scholar, Yale Law School, February 19.
Érica Gorga, Fundação Getulio Vargas Law School at São Paulo (Direito GV) and Yale Law School, February 12.
Roberta Romano '80, Yale Law School, October 9.

2012–2013

Gregory J. Fleming '88, Morgan Stanley, February 21.
Michael J. Chepiga '79 and John P. ("Sean") Coffey
, BlackRobe Capital, December 4.
Daniel K. Tarullo, Board of Governors, Federal Reserve System, November 28.
Kesav Mohan, BizLab, Inc., November 15.
Roberta Romano '80, Yale Law School, November 7.
Marc Flandreau, The Graduate Institute, Geneva, November 6.
Tom Reid, Davis Polk & Wardwell, October 9.
Leila Janah, Samasource, September 25.

2011–2012

Richard Revesz, '83 New York University School of Law, April 19.
Ivan Png, National University of Singapore, April 5.
Adebayo Ogunlesi, Global Infrastructure Partners, April 4.
Emil Kleinhaus '02, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, March 28.
Zenichi Shishido, Graduate School of International Corporate Strategy, Hitotsubashi University, March 20.
Yakov Amihud, Stern School of Business, New York University, March 6.
Pablo Spiller, University of California, Berkeley, Walter A. Haas School of Business, February 16.
Nicholas C. Howson, University of Michigan Law School, December 2.
Trevor S. Norwitz, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, December 1.
Eric Braverman '02, McKinsey & Company. November 29.
Michael Eisenson '81 YLS and SOM, Charlesbank Capital Partners, LLC, November 3.
Robert C. Weber, IBM, October 27
Roberta Romano '80 Yale Law School, October 19.
Ron Suskind, Pulitzer Prize winning journalist and best-selling author, with Gregory J. Fleming '88, Morgan Stanley, October 3

2010–2011

Heribert Hirte, University of Hamburg Faculty of Law, April 27
Jonathon G. Soler, Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP, April 21
Garrett Moran,The Blackstone Group, April 19
Thomas H. Milch, '76, Arnold & Porter LLP, April 18
Troy A. Paredes, '96, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, April 11
John Turitzin and David Galluzi, Marvel Entertainment, April 7
Xu Ming, Shanghai Stock Exchange, February 28
Stephen Roach
, Yale School of Management and Jackson Institute of Global Affairs and Morgan Stanley Asia, November 2
Roberta Romano
, Yale Law School, October 13
Edward Lampert
, ESL Investments, October 12
Ewald Nowotny
, Governor Of the Austrian National Bank and Governing Council Member of the European Central Bank, October 11

2009–2010

Jonathan Macey '82, Yale Law School and Roberta Romano '80, Yale Law School,
May 5
William J. Perlstein '74, WilmerHale, April 28
Andrew Kassoy, B Lab, April 21
Jason Smith, Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP, March 3
Jonathon Soler, Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP, February 24
Marshall Huebner '93, Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP and Counsel to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and United States Department of Treasury, February 9
Connor Raso '10, Yale Law School, December 10
Steven Rattner, Former Counselor to the Secretary, United States Department of Treasury, November 18
Robert Pozen '72, JSD '73, MFS Investment Management, November 16

2008–2009
Bruce Elvin, Duke Law School, April 20
Michael Solender '89, Yale Law School, December 9
Michael Solender '89, Yale Law School, November 17
Roberta Romano, Yale Law School, November 13
Zen Shishido, Seikei University Japan, October 29
Guido Ferrarini '78 LLM, University of Genoa, October 24
Alexander Stremitzer, University of Bonn, Germany, October 10
Siona Robin Listokin, George Mason University, October
2007–2008
William Chandler, Chancellor of the Delaware Court of Chancery, April 17
Cindy Alexander, U.S. Securities Exchange Commission, March 12
Roberta Romano, Yale Law School, November 27
2006–2007
Clifford Holderness, Carroll School of Management, Boston College, April 5
Zen Shishido, Seikei University Japan, March 15
Gerard Hertig, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, December 6
Richard Vann, University of Sydney and Harvard Law School, December 4
Roberta Romano, Yale Law School, November 14
Sanjai Bhagat, Leeds School of Business, University of Colorado, Boulder, October 10
2003–2006
Alex Sussman, Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson, April 20, 2006
Anita Anand, Queen's University Faculty of Law and Yale Law School, March 9, 2006
Vic Khanna, University of Michigan Law School, November 17, 2005
John Donohue, Yale Law School, November 3, 2005
Prof. Dr. Erich Schanze, Institut fur Rechtsvergleichung Philipps Universität Marburg, March 23, 2004
Michael E. Levine, Yale Law School, April 24, 2003

April 16, 2015
Susanne Augenhofer '03 LLM, Professor of Law, Humboldt University Berlin and Associate Research Scholar, Yale Law School, “Self-Regulation and the Interface of Consumer Protection and Corporate Governance.”

February 12, 2015
Louise M. Parent, Of Counsel, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP and former Executive Vice President and General Counsel, American Express. Co-sponsored with the Yale Law Women and Yale Law & Business Society.

February 2, 2015
"How to Craft a Career: A Conversation with Kimberley Harris '96, Executive Vice President and General Counsel, NBCUniversal." Co-sponsored with the Yale Law Women, Yale Law & Business Society, and Yale Black Law Students Association.

November 18, 2014
Gabriel D. Rosenberg '09, Associate, Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP and Lecturer in Finance, Yale School of Management, "Dodd-Frank's Changes to the Financial Regulatory Landscape and Opportunities for Young Lawyers." Co-sponsored with the Yale Law & Business Society.

October 9, 2014
Roberta Romano '80, Sterling Professor of Law, Yale Law School, "How to Craft a Career in Corporate Law: Foundations for Transaction Lawyering, Litigation, Business and Academic Careers." Co-sponsored with the Career Development Office, and the Yale Law & Business Society.

October 8, 2014
Gerard Hertig, Professor of Law, Swiss Institute of Technology, ETH Zurich and Visiting Professor of Law, Columbia Law School, "Corporate Governance and Institutional Investors in a Stakeholder World."

October 1, 2014
Boris Feldman '80, Partner, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, "Secrets of Client Happiness." Co-sponsored with the Career Development Office, and the Yale Law & Business Society.

October 1, 2014

Boris Feldman '80, Partner, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, "Settling Shareholder Suits." Co-sponsored with the Yale Law & Business Society.

Esta E. Stecher, Chief Executive Officer, Goldman Sachs Bank USA, "A JD in the C-Suite: Running a Financial Services Company after Dodd-Frank, A Conversation with Esta Steicher." Co-Sponsored with the Yale Law Women and Yale Law & Business Society.

April 3, 2014
John A. Levin '63, Chief Executive Officer, Levin Capital Strategies, LP, "Eight Proposed Rule Changes to Make National Securities Markets Less Unfair to the Public and Three Suggestions to Limit Activism to Help the Country." Co-Sponsored with the Yale Law & Business Society.

March 27, 2014
Michael S. Barr '92, Professor of Law, University of Michigan Law School, "A Conversation on Income Inequality and Financial Regulation." Co-sposored with the American Constitution Society and the Yale Law & Business Society.

February 19, 2014
Shen Wei, Professor of Law, Shanghai Jiao Tong University KoGuan Law School and Senior Research Scholar, Yale Law School, "Is China Creating a New Business Order? - Rationalizing China's Extraterritorial Efforts to Expand the Veil Piercing Doctrine."
Érica Gorga, Professor of Law, Fundação Getulio Vargas Law School at São Paulo (Direito GV) and John R. Raben/Sullivan & Cromwell Executive Director, Yale Law School Center for the Study of Corporate Law, "The Impact of the Financial Crisis on Non-Financial Firms: The Case of Brazilian Corporations and Lessons for the Private and Public Enforcement Debate." Co-Sponsored with the Latin American Series at Yale Law School.

Roberta Romano '80, Sterling Professor of Law, Yale Law School, "How to Craft a Career in Corporate Law: Foundations for Transaction Lawyering, Litigation, Business and Academic Careers." Co-sponsored with the Career Development Office.

Gregory J. Fleming '88, President, Morgan Stanley Wealth Management and Morgan Stanley Investment Management, "The World Economy in the 21st Century: Where Do We Go from Here?" Co-sponsored with the Yale Law & Business Society.

Michael J. Chepiga '79 and John P. ("Sean") Coffey, Managing Directors, BlackRobe Capital Partners, LLC, "Third Party Financing of Corporate Litigation." Co-sponsored with the Yale Law & Business Society.


|Photos|

Daniel K. Tarullo, Board of Governors, Federal Reserve System, "Regulating Foreign Banks," Co-sponsored with the Yale School of Management Leaders Forum.
Click here for the text of Gov. Tarullo's remarks


"How to Use a JD Outside of the Legal Profession," Kesav Mohan, EVP and Legal Advisor of Bizlab, Inc. Co-sponsored with the Career Development Office and the Yale Law & Business Society.


Roberta Romano '80, Sterling Professor of Law, Yale Law School, "How to Craft a Career in Corporate Law: Foundations for Transaction Lawyering, Litigation, Business and Academic Careers," Co-sponsored with the Career Development Office.

Marc Flandreau, Professor, International History, and Professor, International Economics, The Graduate Institute, Geneva, "Libel, Liability and Lawyers: the Opaque Origins of the Business of Transparency."

Tom Reid, Managing Partner of Davis Polk & Wardwell. "Managing Clients, Business, and the Law in BigLaw." Co-sponsored with the Yale Law & Business Society and the Career Development Office.

Leila Janah, Samasource Founder and CEO. "Samasource: Beyond the Headlines," Co-sponsored with the Information Society Project and the Yale Law & Business Society.

Richard L. Revesz '83, Dean and Lawrence King Professor of Law, New York University School of Law, "Does Cost-Benefit Analysis Still Matter in a Hyper-Partisan Era: Three Stages in the Life of Cost-Benefit Analysis as a Regulatory Tool." Co-sponsored with Yale Law & Business Society.


April 5, 2012
Ivan Png, Lim Kim San Professor, School of Business, and Professor of Economics and Information Systems, National University of Singapore, "Trade Secrets, Non-Competes, and Investor Mobility: Empirical Evidence."

April 4, 2012
Adebayo Ogunlesi, Chairman and Managing Partner, Global Infrastructure Partners, "Global Infrastructure Investments." Co-sponsored with the Yale Law & Business Society.

March 28, 2012
Emil Kleinhaus '02, Partner, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, "Current Issues in Bankruptcy Law: Bernard Madoff v. The New York Mets." Co-sponsored with the Yale Law & Business Society and the Yale Journal on Regulation.

March 20, 2012
Zenichi Shishido, Professor, Graduate School of International Corporate Strategy, Hitotsubashi University,"Reverse Engineering SOX vs. J-SOX: A Lesson in Legislative Policy."

March 6, 2012
Yakov Amihud, Ira Rennert Professor of Entrepreneurial Finance, Stern School of Business, New York University, "Liquidity, the Value of the Firm and Corporate Finance."

February 16, 2012
Pablo Spiller, Jeffrey A. Jacobs Distinguished Professor of Business & Technology, University of California, Berkeley, Walter A. Haas School of Business, “Third Party Opportunism and the (In)Efficiency of Public Contracts.”

Nicholas C. Howson, Professor of Law, University of Michigan Law School, "Enforcement without Foundation? China's Insider Trading Regime and the Abuse of Administrative Law." Co-sponsored with the China Law Center.


December 1, 2011
Trevor S. Norwitz, Partner, Corporate Department, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen, & Katz, "Corporate Control, Board Accountability, and Shareholder Activism: Striking the Right Balance." Co-sponsored with the Yale Law & Business Society.


November 29, 2011
Eric Braverman '02, Partner, McKinsey & Company, "Counseling Government Leaders on Innovation." Co-sponsored with the Career Development Office and the Yale Law & Business Society.


"How to Craft a Career in Private Equity: A Conversation with Michael Eisenson '81 YLS and SOM, CEO and Managing Director, Charlesbank Capital Partners, LLC." Co-sponsored with the Yale Law & Business Society and the Career Development Office.


Robert C. Weber, Senior Vice President, Regulatory Affairs, and General Counsel, IBM, "Insights from a Century of Leadership." Co-sponsored with the Career Development Office and the Yale Law & Business Society.


Roberta Romano '80, Sterling Professor of Law and Director, YLS Center for the Study of Corporate Law, "How to Craft a Career in Corporate Law: Foundations for Transaction Lawyering, Litigation, Business and Academic Careers." Co-sponsored with the Career Development Office.


"Washington, Wall Street and the Struggle to Restore Confidence in America's Future," Pulitzer Prize winning journalist and best-selling author, Ron Suskind, with Gregory J. Fleming '88, Morgan Stanley. Co-sponsored with the Yale Law & Business Society.

Heribert Hirte, University of Hamburg Faculty of Law, "Say on Pay in Germany - First Questions and Experiences."


Jonathon Soler, Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP, "Organization of Hedge Funds and Private Equity Firms."

Garrett Moran, Senior Managing Director & Chief Operating Officer of Private Equity, The Blackstone Group, "New Frontiers in Private Equity: Recent Developments and Challenges."

Thomas H. Milch '76, Chair, Arnold & Porter LLP, "The Changing Nature of Legal Practice." Co-sponsored with the Career Development Office, the Yale Law & Business Society and Yale Environmental Law Association.

Chirelstein Colloquium on Contemporary Issues in Law and Business, Troy A. Paredes '96, Commissioner, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, "Dodd-Frank and the Future of Financial Regulation."

John Turitzin, Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Marvel Entertainment, and David Galluzi, Deputy General Counsel, Marvel Entertainment, and General Counsel, Marvel Studios, "Spider-Man, X-Men, and Iron Man: The Role of Lawyers in the Marvel Universe." Co-sponsored with Yale Entertainment and Sports Law Association.


Xu Ming, Executive Vice President, Shanghai Stock Exchange, "The Shanghai Stock Exchange: Past, Present and Future." Co-sponsored with the China Law Center.

Stephen Roach, Senior Lecturer, Yale School of Management and Senior Fellow, Jackson Institute of Global Affairs, and Non-executive Chairman, Morgan Stanley Asia, "US-China Economic Tensions: Currency War or Cease Fire?" Co-sponsored with the China Law Center.

Roberta Romano '80, Oscar M. Ruebhausen Professor of Law and Director, Yale Law School Center for the Study of Corporate Law, "How to Craft a Career in Corporate Law: Foundations for Transaction Lawyering, Litigation, Business and Academic Careers." Co-sponsored with the Career Development Office and the Yale Law & Business Society.

Edward Lampert, ESL Investments, "Governance: Who benefits, who pays, who decides?" Co-sponsored with the Yale Law & Business Society.

Photos

Ewald Nowotny, Governor of the Austrian National Bank and Governing Council Member of the European Central Bank, "The Financial Crisis from the European Perspective." Co-sponsored with the International Center for Finance at Yale School of Management.

Jonathan Macey '82, Yale Law School and Roberta Romano '80, Yale Law School ,"SEC v. Goldman Sachs: What Are the Merits and What Are the Stakes?"

William J. Perlstein '74, Co-Manging Partner, WilmerHale, "Law Firm Economics: What Every Law Student Should Know." Co-sponsored with the Career Development Office and the Yale Law & Business Society.

Andrew Kassoy, B Lab, "The B Corporation and Other Approaches to Socially Conscious Business Enterprise."


Jason Smith, Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP, "Asset-Backed Securitizations: Structure and Reform."

Jonathon Soler, Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP, "Organization of Hedge Funds and Private Equity Firms."


Photos

Marshall Huebner '93, Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP, "The AIG Rescue: A View from Inside."

Connor Raso '10, Yale Law School, "Do TARP Bank Bailouts Favor Politically Connected Firms?"

Steven Rattner, Former Counselor to the Secretary, United States Department of Treasury, "Restructuring the Automobile Industry."

Robert Pozen '72, JSD '73, Chairman, MFS Investment Management, "How to Fix the US Financial System."

Bruce Elvin, Associate Dean and Senior Lecturing Fellow, Duke Law School, "Law Firm Economics: How to Make Yourself a Profitable Addition to Your Firm." Co-sponsored with the Career Development Office.

Michael Solender '89, Senior Research Scholar, Yale Law School and former General Counsel, The Bear Stearns Companies, "How Should President-Elect Obama Regulate The Financial Sector?"

Michael Solender '89, Senior Research Scholar, Yale Law School, Former General Counsel, The Bear Stearns Companies, "A Front Row Seat to the Financial Crisis."

Roberta Romano '80, Oscar M. Ruebhausen Professor of Law and Director, Yale Law School Center for the Study of Corporate Law, "How to Craft a Career in Corporate Law: Foundations for Transaction Lawyering, Litigation, Business and Academic Careers."

Zen Shishido, Professor of Law, Seikei University, Japan, "'Enterprise Law' as the Infrastructure of an Incentive Mechanism: The Case of SOX and JSOX."

Guido Ferrarini '78 LLM, Professor of Law, Director, Centre for Law and Finance, University of Genoa, "Qualitative Indicators of Financial Collapse."

Alexander Stremitzer, Assistant Professor, Economics Department, University of Bonn, Germany, "Standard Breach Remedies, Quality Thresholds and Cooperative Investments."

Siona Robin Listokin, Assistant Professor, School of Public Policy, George Mason University, "Public Pension Fund Ownership and Corporate Social Responsibility."

Chancellor William Chandler '79 LLM, Delaware Court of Chancery, "The First State: Delaware's Role as a Leader in Corporate Law." Co-sponsored with the Yale Law & Business Society.

Cindy Alexander, Assistant Chief Economist, Office of Economic Analysis, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and Visiting Research Scholar at the Yale Law School Center for the Study of Corporate Law, "Corporate Finance Rulemaking at the SEC: An Economics Perspective."

Roberta Romano '80, Oscar M. Ruebhausen Professor and Director, YLS Center for the Study of Corporate Law, "How to Craft a Career in Corporate Law: Foundations for Transaction Lawyering, Litigation, Business and Academic Careers."

Clifford Holderness, Professor of Finance, Carroll School of Management, Boston College, "Ownership Concentration around the World: Legal, Institutional, and Cultural Explanations."

Zen Shishido, Professor of Law, Seikei University, Japan, "The Turnaround of 1997: Changes in Japanese Corporate Law and Governance."

Gerard Hertig, Professor of Law and Economics, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, "Corporate governance laws in Europe, Japan and the U.S.: Ownership regimes explain them all."

Paper

Richard Vann, Challis Professor, University of Sydney and Visiting Professor, Harvard Law School, "Manipulating the Firm and Values in International Taxation."

Roberta Romano '80, Oscar M. Ruebhausen Professor and Director, YLS Center for the Study of Corporate Law, "How to Craft a Career in Corporate Law: Foundations for Transaction Lawyering, Litigation, Business and Academic Careers."

Paper

Professor Sanjai Bhagat of the Leeds School of Business, University of Colorado, Boulder, "Corporate Governance Indices."



PowerPoint Presentation

Alex Sussman '72, Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson, "The Use of Expert Witnesses in Securities Cases."



Paper

Anita Anand, Associate Professor, Queen's University Faculty of Law and Yale Law School Visiting Lecturer in Law, "Voluntary vs. Mandatory Corporate Governance Regulation: Theory and Evidence."





PowerPoint Presentation

Vic Khanna, Louis and Myrtle Moskowitz Research Professor of Business and Law, University of Michigan Law School, "The Economic History of the Corporate Form in Ancient India."


John Donohue, Leighton Homer Surbeck Professor of Law, Yale Law School, "Witness to Deception: An Insider's Look at the Disney Case."

Prof. Dr. Erich Schanze of the Institut für Rechtsvergleichung, Philipps Universität Marburg, Germany, "Directors' Duties and Behavioral Economics."

Michael E. Levine '65, Yale Law School Professor (Adjunct) of Law,"The US Airline Industry: Where Do We Go From Here? "