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257.64 sec. 1 - Corporate Governance: State of the Art Topics (Fall 2011)
Instructor: Douglas Clark (view instructor's teaching evaluations)
Instructor: Michael L. Cypers (view instructor's teaching evaluations | profile)
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Meeting Time: Th 3:35-5:25
Meeting Location: 170
Course Start: August 25, 2011
Course Control Number (Non-1Ls): 49751
"Corporate Governance: State of the Art Topics" will cover the major developments of recent years which have significantly affected the governance of public companies in the United States. The course will cover the new and continually evolving regulatory regime along with the litigation and enforcement matters, including: (i) case studies from matters such as Enron, Countrywide, Goldman Sachs and Hewlitt Packard; (ii) the Sarbanes-Oxley Act reaction to corporate scandals, and its significant effect on public company governance, SEC reporting obligations and the criminal enforcement regime; (iii) the credit crisis of 2008 and its aftermath; (iv) the roles and responsibilities of corporate "gatekeepers," including particular focus on the duties of attorneys; (v) shareholder activism; and (vi) executive compensation.
Exam Notes: TH
Course Category: Business Law
This course is cross-listed in the following categories:
Jurisprudence and Social Policy (JSP)
Law and Economics
Law and Society
Litigation and Procedure
Public Law and Policy
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