Berle XI: Law and Corporate Culture

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


Day One: Thursday, May 16, 2019 

8:00 a.m.
Continental Breakfast

8:45 a.m.
Welcome and Opening Remarks
Chuck O'Kelley, Eugene Soltes, and Claire Hill

SESSION A
9:00 a.m.
Publicness and Privateness: Culture, Corporations and Law
Don Langevoort, Thomas Aquinas Reynolds Professor of Law, Georgetown Law School 

9:50 a.m. 
Unsubstantiated Allegations and Corporate Culture
Eugene Soltes, Jakurski Family Associate Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School 

10:40 a.m.
Break

SESSION B
11:10 a.m. 
The Problem with Predators
June Carbone, Robina Chair in Law, Science and Technology, University of Minnesota Law School

12:00 p.m.
Lunch

SESSION C
1:15 p.m.
"Tone at the Top" and the Communication of Corporate Values: Lost in Translation?
Claire Hill, James L. Krusemark Chair in Law, University of Minnesota Law School 
Luis Alfredo Contreras Vasquez, Data Scientist

2:05 p.m.
Corporate Culture and White Collar Crime
Joe McGrath, Lecturer and Assistant Professor, University College Dublin, Sutherland School of Law

2:55 p.m. 
Break

SESSION D
3:25 p.m.
Transplanting Limited Liability in Republican China
Taisu Zhang, Associate Professor, Yale Law School

4:15 p.m
Developing Corporate Culture in Transition Economies:  Viet Nam
Brian Quinn, Associate Professor, Boston College

5:05 p.m.
Conclusion of Day One

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
Break

SESSION F
11:10 a.m.
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 p.m.
Lunch 

SESSION G
1:15 p.m.
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 p.m.
Trust & Technology:  A New Paradigm for Culture & Conduct Risk Management
Stephen Scott, Founder, Starling Trust Sciences

2:55 p.m.
Break

Session H
3:25 p.m.
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 p.m.
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 p.m.
Closing Remarks

Law review draft submissions requested August 1, 2019 

Berle XI Symposium Presenters:


Berle XI Symposium Active Audience Participants:

  • Steven Bender, 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