In the 1970s, many legal scholars advocated the federalization of corporation law on the theory that the states were engaged in a race of laxity. But ultimately, the Supreme Court confined the reach of federal securities law while the states (particularly Delaware) became much more solicitous of stockholders. In the early 2000s, with the collapse of Enron, Worldcom, and other major corporations, and the passage of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, there has been a resurgence of efforts to impose federal standards on areas of law traditionally left to the states. This conference focuses on this trend, where the law is going, and whether such changes are for the better or worse.
The 2006 Business Law Conference is supported through the generosity of the Association of Securities and Exchange Commission Alumni, Inc. and the Miles & Stockbridge Fund for Excellence in Business Law.
The brochure for the 2006 symposium can be found here.
|Friday, October 13th|
Frank Balotti, Richards Layton & Finger
9:15 AM - 9:45 AM
John Olson, Gibson Dunn & Crutcher
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Jack Jacobs, Delaware Supreme Court
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Lisa Fairfax, University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
2:15 PM - 3:30 PM