31st Tulane Corporate Law Institute

31st Tulane Corporate Law Institute 

Agenda

Tulane University Law School
presents the
31st Tulane Corporate Law Institute

March 14-15, 2019
Roosevelt Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, 130 Roosevelt Way, New Orleans, LA 70112

Thursday, March 14
7:00am - 8:00amRegistration
8:00am - 8:10amWelcoming Remarks
David D. Meyer
Dean, Tulane University School of Law
New Orleans, Louisiana
8:10am - 8:30amRemarks in memory of Justice Andrew G.T. Moore II (Tulane, BA '58, JD '60)
Louis Y. Fishman
Fishman Haygood
New Orleans, Louisiana
8:30am - 9:15am
(45 minutes)
Panel Description 

Global M&A Deal-Making In Uncertain Times 
Mark Shafir
Citigroup
New York, New York
9:15am - 10:45am
(90 minutes) 
Panel Description 
 
Hot Topics in M&A Practice
Eileen Nugent, moderator
Skadden
New York, New York

Chief Justice Leo Strine
Delaware Supreme Court
Wilmington, DE

Ted Yu
Securities and Exchange Commission
Washington, DC

Meredith Kotler
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
New York, New York 

Keith Pagnani
Sullivan & Cromwell
New York, New York

Mark Shafir
Citigroup
New York, New York 
10:45am - 11:00mBreak
11:00am - 12:15pm
(75 minutes)
Panel Description 
ESG - Is It Here to Stay as a Shareholder Concern?
William Savittmoderator
Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz
New York, New York

Chief Justice Leo Strine
Delaware Supreme Court
Wilmington, Delaware

Former Chief Justice Myron Steele
Potter Anderson Corroon
Wilmington, Delaware 

Damon Silvers
AFL-CIO
Washington, DC

Anne Simpson
CalPERS
Sacramento, California 
12:15pm - 1:45pmLunch 
1:45pm - 2:15pmChairman Jay Clayton
Securities and Exchange Commission
Washington, DC 
2:15pm - 3:30pm
(75 minutes)
Panel Description 
The Tangled Web of Global Approvals
Peter Lyons, moderator
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
New York, New York

Howard Ellin
Skadden
New York, New York

Richard Hall
Cravath, Swaine & Moore
New York, New York

Michael Han
Fangda Partners
Beijing/Hong Kong

Aimen Mir
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Washington, DC

David Muir
Hakluyt
New York, New York 

Ambassador Miriam Sapiro
Sard Verbinnen
Washington, DC
3:30pm - 3:45pmBreak
3:45pm - 5:15pm
(90 minutes)
Panel Description 
Not Just Miss Numbers: How Boards and Companies Deal with C-Suite Conduct Issues
David Katzmoderator
Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz
New York, New York

Chancellor Andre Bouchard
Delaware Court of Chancery
Wilmington, Delaware

Brandy Bergman
Reevemark
New York, New York

Martin Lessner
Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP
Wilmington, Delaware 

Ann Beth Stebbins
Skadden
New York, New York
6:00pm - 8:00pmCocktail Reception 
Blue Room, Roosevelt Hotel
Sponsored by the Office of the Delaware Secretary of State
Friday, March 15
7:00am - 8:15am
Registration
8:15am - 9:00am
45 minutes)
Panel Description 
M&A Media Issues - What Lawyers Should Know
Steve Lipin, moderator
Gladstone Place Partners
New York, New York

Dennis Berman
Lazard, Ltd.
New York, New York

James Fontanella-Khan
Financial Times
New York, New York

Elizabeth Fournier
Bloomberg News
New York, New York

Cara Lombardo
The Wall Street Journal
New York, New York
9:00am - 10:30am
(90 minutes)
Panel Description 
The "Ins" and "Outs" of Dealing with Activists
Jeffrey Rosen, moderator 
Debevoise Plimpton
New York, New York

George Bason, Jr.
Davis Polk & Wardwell
New York, New York 

Daniel Burch
MacKenzie Partners, Inc.
New York, New York

Joele Frank
Joele Frank, Wilkinson Brimmer Katcher
New York, New York

Jason McCandless
Glass Lewis
San Francisco, California 

Steve Wolosky
Olshan Frome Wolosky
New York, New York
10:30am - 10:45amBreak
10:45am - 11:45am
(60 minutes)
Panel Description 
Special Issues Carve-Out Transactions
Eric Swedenburg, moderator
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett
New York, New York

Creighton Condon
Shearman & Sterling
New York, New York

Ross Fieldston
Paul|Weiss
New York, New York

Daniel Lee
The Blackstone Group
New York, New York

David Rosewater
Morgan Stanley
New York, New York
11:45am - 1:00pm
(75 minutes) 
Panel Description 
Delaware Developments
Bill Lafferty, moderator
Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell
Wilmington, DE

Vice Chancellor Kathaleen McCormick
Delaware Court of Chancery
Wilmington, Delaware

Corinne Amato
Prickett, Jones & Elliott
Wilmington, Delaware

Rudolf Koch
Richards Layton & Finger
Wilmington, Delaware

Scott Luftglass
Fried Frank
New York, New York

Melissa Sawyer
Sullivan & Cromwell
New York, New York
1:00pm - 1:15pmLunch - box lunch available
1:15pm - 3:15pm
(120 minutes)
Panel Description 
Ethics and Professionalism
John Villa, moderator
Williams & Connolly
Washington, DC

Professor John Coffee, Jr.
Columbia Law School
New York, New York

Stephanie Gill
CNX Resources, Inc.
Canonsburg, Pennsylvania 

Justice Gary Traynor
Delaware Supreme Court
Wilmington, Delaware

Joseph Turitz
EchoStar Corporation
Germantown, Maryland
























Top