The focus of the 2005 conference is on the trend among numerous courts toward the imposition of a common law duty running from a corporation’s board of directors to a corporation’s creditors. This trend appears to be at odds with the traditional idea that the board of directors owes a fiduciary duty exclusively to the stockholders. Nevertheless, there seems to be little resistance in the courts to recognition of the new duty.

Leading authorities including legal scholars, practicing lawyers, and members of the judiciary will debate this topic. Conference proceedings and papers will be published in volume 1, no. 2 the Journal of Business & Technology Law.

The brochure for the 2005 symposium can be found here.


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Friday, November 4th
9:00 AM

Panel Discussions and Presentations

Kelli A. Alces, Gardner, Carton & Douglas, Chicago
Stephen Bainbridge, UCLA School of Law
Royce de R. Barondes, University of Missouri School of Law
Andreas Engert, University of Munich
Lisa Fairfax, University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
Reid Feldman, Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP, Paris
Mark Grovic, University of Maryland Smith School of Business
Larry Hamermesh, Widener University School of Law
James J. Hanks Jr., Venable LLP, Baltimore
Pamela Huff, Blake Cassels & Graydon, Toronto
Roger Lane, Greenberg Traurig LLP, Boston
Robert M. Lawless, UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law
Jonathan C. Lipson, Temple University Beasley School of Law
Donna McKenzie-Skene, University of Aberdeen School of Law
Hanno Merkt, Albert-Ludwigs University, Freiburg
Carl E. Metzger, Goodwin Proctor LLP, Boston
Larry Ribstein, University of Illinois College of Law
Alan Schwartz, Yale Law School

9:00 AM - 4:30 PM