Leading corporate law experts convene at Seattle U Law for 16th Berle Symposium

March 6, 2024
Sullivan Hall, spring evening, Seattle University School of Law (2015)

Internationally renowned academics, scholars, legal practitioners, and other distinguished experts will convene at Seattle University School of Law this Friday and Saturday to attend the 16th Berle Symposium.

Organized by the law school’s Berle Center on Corporations, Law, and Society and its director, Professor Charles R.T. O’Kelly, each symposium invites experts from a range of disciplines — including law faculty, scholars, corporate law practitioners, economists, and sociologists — to dissect a specific topic related to corporate law.

“This interdisciplinary approach is a hallmark of the Berle Symposium and a significant reason for its success at stimulating scholarship, discussion, and debate,” said Dean Anthony E. Varona. “Our law school community is thrilled to welcome such an accomplished and distinguished cohort to engage in extraordinarily thought-provoking and innovative scholarly discourse.”

This symposium will consider the topic, “The Corporation at the Intersection of Law and Information.”

Over the course of two days, 15 presenters will lead sessions that consider legal frameworks governing protections granted to, and compulsions of, corporate speech and information. This includes insights and theories concerning the role of information in corporate governance, as well as the role of corporate disclosures and expression on society in political governance and democracy.

A full list of presenters and attendees follows.

Presenters

  • Madison Condon, Associate Professor of Law, Boston University School of Law
  • Jerry Davis, Gilbert and Ruth Whitaker Professor of Management and Sociology and Faculty Director, University of Michigan Ross School of Business
  • Aaron A. Dhir, Professor of Law, University of Connecticut School of Law
  • George Georgiev, Associate Professor of Law, Emory University School of Law
  • Sarah Haan, Visiting Professor of Law, University of Virginia School of Law; Professor of Law, Washington and Lee University School of Law
  • Colleen Honigsberg, Professor of Law, Stanford Law School
  • Kristin Johnson, Commissioner, Commodities Futures Trading Commission, ASA Griggs Candler Professor of Law, Emory University School of Law
  • Renee M. Jones, Professor and Dr. Thomas F. Carney Distinguished Scholar, Boston College Law School
  • Geeyoung Min, Associate Professor of Law, Michigan State University College of Law
  • Helen Norton, University Distinguished Professor and Rothgerber Chair in Constitutional Law, University of Colorado School of Law
  • Jeff Schwartz, Professor of Law, University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law
  • Jacob Simmons, Law Student and Editor-In-Chief, Seattle University Law Review, Seattle University School of Law
  • Faith Stevelman, Professor of Law, New York Law School
  • Anne Tucker, Professor of Law, Legal Analytics and Innovation Initiative, Georgia State University College of Law
  • Cynthia “Cindy” Williams, Professor of Law and Roscoe E. O’Byrne Chair, Indiana University Maurer School of Law

Attendees

  • Margaret M. Blair, Professor of Law Emerita, Milton R. Underwood Chair in Free Enterprise Emerita, Vanderbilt University Law School
  • Jon Bogdanov, Associate, Fox Rothschild
  • Donna M. Nagy, Executive Associate Dean, C. Ben Dutton Professor of Business Law, Indiana University Maurer School of Law
  • Chuck R.T. O’Kelley, Professor of Law, Director, Berle Center on Corporations, Law, and Society, Seattle University School of Law
  • Elizabeth Pollman, Professor of Law, Co-Director, Institute for Law and Economics, University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School
  • Russell Powell, Professor of Law, Director, Doctor of Juridical Science Program, Seattle University School of Law
  • Omari Scott Simmons, Professor of Law, The George Washington University Law School
  • Laura Spitz, Professor of Law, Vice Provost for Global Engagement, Seattle University
  • Anthony E. Varona, Dean and Professor of Law, Seattle University School of Law

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