Law and Corporate Culture

May 16 and 17, 2019 - Seattle University School of Law

Berle XI: Day One

Thursday, May 16, 2019


8:00 am

Continental Breakfast

8:45 am

Welcome and Opening Remarks

Chuck O'Kelley, Eugene Soltes, and Claire Hill

Session A

9:00 am

 Publicness and Privateness: Culture, Corporations, and Law

Don Langevoort, Thomas Aquinas Reynolds Professor of Law, Georgetown Law School 

9:50 am

Unsubstantiated Allegations and Corporate Culture

Eugene Soltes, Jakurski Family Associate Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School 

10:40 am


Session B

11:10 am

June Carbone, Robina Chair in Law, Science, and Technology, University of Minnesota Law School

The Problem with Predators

12:00 pm


Session C

1:15 pm

Claire Hill, James L. Krusemark Chair in Law, University of Minnesota Law School

Luis Alfredo Contreras Vasquez, Data Scientist

"Tone at the Top" and the Communication of Corporate Values: Lost in Translation?

2:05 pm

Joe McGrath, Lecturer and Assistant Professor, University College Dublin, Sutherland School of Law

Corporate Culture and White Collar Crime

2:55 pm


Session D

3:25 pm

Taisu Zhang, Associate Professor, Yale Law School

Transplanting Limited Liability in Republican China

4:15 pm

Brian Quinn, Associate Professor, Boston College

Developing Corporate Culture in Transition Economies:  Viet Nam

5:05 pm

Conclusion of Day One

Berle XI: Day Two

Friday, May 17, 2019


Session E

9:00 a.m. 

The Origin Myths of Shareholder Value: The implications for Corporate Law and Culture

Karen Ho, Professor of Anthropology, University of Minnesota

Culture Initiative

Claire Hill and June Carbone

Management Culture and Surveillance
Josephine Nelson, Associate Professor of Law (Business Ethics), Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law

10:40 am


Session F

11:10 am

Bank Culture and the Official Sector:  A Spectrum of Options

Thomas Noone, Counsel and Assistant Vice President, Federal Reserve Bank of New York

12:00 pm


Session G

1:15 pm

Role of the Board in Improving Culture in Financial Services Firms

Ciaran Walker, Consultant, Eversheds Sutherland, Former Director of Enforcement of the Irish Central Bank 

2:05 pm

Trust & Technology:  A New Paradigm for Culture & Conduct Risk Management

Stephen Scott, Founder, Starling Trust Sciences

2:55 p.m.


Session H

3:25 pm

Managing Culture in Free Corporations; Oaths and Codes in the Financial Services Industry

Boudewijn de Bruin, Professor, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Groningen 

4:15 pm

The Modern Corporation Versus Government: Berle and Means' Prophesy Revisited

Luigi Zingales, Robert C. McCormack Distinguished Service Professor of Entrepreneurship and Finance
and Charles M. Harper Faculty Fellow

5:15 pm

Closing Remarks

Law review draft submissions requested August 1, 2019 

Berle XI Symposium Presenters

Berle XI Symposium Active Audience Participants

  • Steven┬áBender, Seattle University School of Law
  • William Bratton, University of Pennsylvania Law School
  • Laura Brindley, Seattle University School of Law, 2L
  • Thomas Clarke, CBSI - Center for Business and Social Innovation UTS
  • Josh Harms, Seattle University School of Law '19
  • Klien Hillard, Seattle University School of Law 3L
  • Miguel Padro, Aspen Institute
  • Elizabeth Pollman, Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
  • Russell Powell, Seattle University School of Law
  • Michael Rogers, Seattle University School of Law 2L
  • Darren Rosenblum, Pace Elisabeth Haub School of Law
  • John Seethoff, Aurelius Advisors
  • Robert B. Thompson, Georgetown University Law School
  • Bianca Tillman, Seattle University School of Law 2L
  • Luigi Zingales, University of Chicago Booth School of Business

Contact us

The Berle Center
901 12th Avenue
Sullivan Hall
Seattle, WA 98122-1090

Charles R.T. O'Kelley
Professor & Director

Lori Lamb
Administrative Director

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