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5:00 – 5:30pm: Reception
5:30 – 6:30pm: Panel Discussion
Please join us for a panel discussion with Leo Strine, Chief Justice of the Delaware Supreme Court, Professor Ronald J. Gilson and Katherine Henderson, Partner at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati. The panel discussion will be moderated by Professor Joe Grundfest.
|The Honorable Leo E. Strine, Jr. was sworn in as Chief Justice on February 28, 2014, having previously served as the Chancellor of the Court of Chancery since June 2011 and as Vice Chancellor since 1998. Chief Justice Strine also has long-standing positions as the Austin Wakeman Scott Lecturer in Law at the Harvard Law School, Senior Fellow at the Harvard Program of Corporate Governance, and Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of Pennsylvania and Vanderbilt University Law Schools. He also serves as the Special Judicial Consultant to the Corporate Laws Committee of the American Bar Association. Before joining the Court of Chancery, Chief Justice Strine was Counsel to Governor Thomas R. Carper. Before his position with Governor Carper, Chief Justice Strine served as a corporate litigator at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom and as law clerk to Judge Walter K. Stapleton of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and Chief Judge John F. Gerry of the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey.
For The Honorable Strine’s full bio, click here.
|Katherine Henderson is a partner in the San Francisco office of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati. Her practice focuses on corporate governance, navigation of corporate fiduciary duties, and representation of companies and their officers and directors in stockholder class actions, derivative suits, and complex commercial litigation. Katherine specializes in conducting investigations on behalf of management, boards of directors, and special board or management committees; advising companies faced with stockholder litigation demands; and representing companies in stockholder actions and “busted deal” litigation. She also advises with respect to directors and officers’ liability insurance coverage issues.
For Ms. Henderson’s full bio, click here.
|An experienced practitioner of corporate and securities law before entering academia, Ronald J. Gilson is the author of major casebooks on corporate finance and corporate acquisitions. He has written widely on U.S. and comparative corporate governance and on venture capital and was a reporter of the American Law Institute’s Corporate Governance Project. Professor Gilson is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the European Corporate Governance Institute and is the independent board chair for the American Century Investments in Mountain View family of mutual funds, managing over $40 billion in assets. In addition to his role at Stanford Law School, he is a Senior Fellow at the Stanford Institute of Economic Policy Research, and the Marc and Eva Stern Professor of Law and Business at Columbia University School of Law.
For Prof. Gilson’s full bio, click here.
|Joseph A. Grundfest, JD ’78, is a nationally prominent expert on capital markets, corporate governance, and securities litigation. His scholarship has been published in the Harvard, Yale, and Stanford law reviews, and he has been recognized as one of the most influential attorneys in the United States. Professor Grundfest founded the award-winning Stanford Securities Class Action Clearinghouse, which provides detailed, online information about the prosecution, defense, and settlement of federal class action securities fraud litigation. He launched Stanford Law School’s executive education programs and continues to co-direct Directors’ College, the nation’s leading venue for the continuing professional education of directors of publicly traded corporations. He is also a senior faculty member with the Arthur and Toni Rembe Rock Center for Corporate Governance. Additionally, he is co-founder and director of Financial Engines and a director of Kohlberg, Kravis, Roberts & Co.
For Prof. Grundfest’s full bio, click here.