32nd Tulane Corporate Law Institute

32nd Tulane Corporate Law Institute 

Agenda

Tulane University Law School
presents the
32nd Tulane Corporate Law Institute

March 5-6, 2020
Roosevelt Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, 130 Roosevelt Way, New Orleans, LA 70112

Thursday, March 5
7:00am - 8:00amRegistration
8:00am - 8:15amWelcoming Remarks
David A. Katz, William M. Lafferty, Rita-Anne O'Neill
CLI Advisory Chairs

David D. Meyer

Dean, Tulane University School of Law
New Orleans, Louisiana
8:15am - 9:00amThe Current State of M&A in the United States and Globally
Blair Effron
Founder, Centerview Partners
New York, New York
9:00am - 10:45am
(105 minutes)
Hot Topics in M&A Practice
Rita O'Neill, moderator
Sullivan & Cromwell LLP
Los Angeles, California

Blair Effron
Centerview Partners
New York, New York

Howard Ellin
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
New York, New York

Paul Shim
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
New York, New York

Daniel Wolf
Kirkland Ellis LLP
New York, New York

Ted Yu - Live Streaming  
Chief, Office of Mergers & Acquisitions, Securities and Exchange Commission
Washington, DC
10:45am - 11:00am
Break
11:00am - 12:00pm
(60 minutes)
Chancellor William T. Allen and His Impact on Delaware Jurisprudence
Chief Justice Leo Strine, ret., moderator
Delaware Supreme Court
Wilmington, Delaware

Justice Jack B. Jacobs, ret.
Delaware Supreme Court
Wilmington, Delaware

Ted Mirvis
Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz
New York, New York

A. Gilchrist Sparks III
Of Counsel, Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP
Wilmington, Delaware
12:00pm - 1:30pm
Lunch - on your own  
1:30pm - 2:30pm
(60 minutes)
Keynote Address: An Imperfect Leader
Jeff Davis
Chief Legal & Corporate Affairs Officer
Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan
Toronto, Ontario

David A. Katz, William M. Lafferty, Rita-Anne O'Neill
CLI Advisory Chairs
2:30pm -4:00pm
(90 minutes)
Delaware Developments
Gregory P. Williams, moderator
Richards, Layton & Finger PA
Wilmington, Delaware

Chancellor Andre Bouchard
Delaware Court of Chancery 
Wilmington, Delaware

Corinne Amato
Prickett, Jones & Elliott, PA
Wilmington, Delaware

Scott Luftglass
Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP
New York, New York

Elena Norman
Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor LLP
Wilmington, Delaware

Randall Baron
Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP
San Diego, California  
4:00pm - 4:15pm
Break
4:15pm - 5:30pm
(75 minutes)
Getting Deals Done in a Protectionist World
George Bason, Jr., co-moderator
Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP
New York, New York

Peter D. Lyons, co-moderator
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP
New York, New York

Ann Beth Stebbins
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
New York, New York 

M. Adel Aslani-Far
Greenberg Traurig
New York, New York 

Jeffrey Rosen
Debevoise & Plimpton, LLP 
New York, New York

Brandy Bergman
Reevemark, LLC
New York, New York 
5:45pm - 7:15pm

Cocktail Reception 
Blue Room, Roosevelt Hotel
Sponsored by the Office of the Delaware Secretary of State
Friday, March 6
7:00am - 8:00am
Registration
8:00am - 8:45am
(45 minutes)
M&A Media Issues - What Lawyers Need to Know
Steve Lipin, moderator
Gladstone Place Partners
New York, New York

Sujeet Indap
US Editor of the Lex Column, Financial Times
New York, New York 

Lauren Silva Laughlin
Global Deals Editor, Thompson Reuters Breakingviews 
New York, New York

Corrie Driebusch
Reporter, The Wall Street Journal
New York, New York

Steven Davidoff Solomon
Professor, Berkeley Law & Faculty Director, Berkeley Center for Law, Business & the Economy 
Berkeley, California 

David Faber
Co-Anchor, Squawk in the Street, CNBC
Fort Lee, New Jersey
8:45am - 10:00am
(75 minutes)
The "New" Corporate Purpose: Does it Matter?
William Savitt, moderator 
Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz
New York, New York

Chief Justice Collins J. Seitz, Jr.
Delaware Supreme Court
Wilmington, Delaware 

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

David Berger
Wilson Sonsini Doodrich & Rosati
Palo Alto, California  

Tamara Belinfanti
New York School of Law
Professor and Co-Director, Center for Business and Financial Law
New York, NY
10:00am - 10:15amBreak
10:15am - 11:45am
(90 minutes)
Negotiating and Litigating Material Adverse Changes
William Lafferty, moderator
Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP
Wilmington, Delaware

Robert Baron
Cravath Swaine & Moore LLP
New York, New York 

Vice Chancellor Joseph R. Slights III
Delaware Court of Chancery 
Wilmington, Delaware

Jodi Simala
Mayer Brown LLP
Chicago, Illinois 

Andrew Gordon
Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
New York, New York

Melissa Sawyer
Sullivan & Cromwell LLP
New York, New York 
11:45am - 1:00pm
(75 minutes) 
M&A in the Private Company Context
Marni J. Lerner, moderator
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP
New York, New York

Lisa Haddad
Goodwin Procter LLP
Boston, Massachusetts

Mark Morton
Potter Anderson & Corroon LLP
Wilmington, Delaware

Jennifer S. Muller
Houlihan Lokey, Inc.
San Francisco, California

Patricia Vella
Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP
Wilmington, Delaware

Amanda McGrady Morrison
Ropes & Gray LLP
Boston Massachusetts
1:00pm - 1:15pmLunch - box lunch available
1:15pm - 3:15pm
(120 minutes)
Ethics and Professionalism
John Villa, moderator
Williams & Connolly LLP
Washington, DC

Chief Justice Collins J. Seitz, Jr.
Delaware Supreme Court
Wilmington, Delaware

Lucy Fato
Executive Vice President & General Counsel, AIG
New York, New York

Mark Califano
Chief Legal Officer, Nardello & Co.
New York, New York

























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