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Delaware business judgement and the death of the dual class (Charles Elson)

New York Times article


Raeburn Room

Old College




Tue 21 May 2019

Hosted by the Edinburgh centre for commercial law 


About the speaker

Charles M. Elson is the Edgar S. Woolard, Jr., Chair in Corporate Governance and the director of the John L. Weinberg Center for Corporate Governance at the University of Delaware. He is also consultant to the law firm of Holland & Knight. Professor Elson’s fields of expertise include corporations, securities regulation and corporate governance. He has written extensively on the subject of boards of directors, and is a frequent contributor on corporate governance issues to various scholarly and popular publications. Professor Elson has served on the board of directors of Sunbeam Corporation, the consumer products manufacturer; Nuevo Energy Company, an independent oil and natural gas producer; the Investor Responsibility Research Center, a non-profit corporate governance research organization; Alderwoods Group, an international death care services provider, AutoZone, Inc., the national automobile parts retailer, Circon Corporation, a medical products maker, and Bob Evans Farms Inc., a restaurant and food products company. He is presently a member of the board of directors of HealthSouth Corporation, a healthcare services provider. Professor Elson has been included in the list of the “100 most influential players in corporate governance” of Directorship, the “100 most influential people in finance” of Treasury & Risk Management, and the list of top 10 governance “stars” of Global Proxy Watch.


This event is free and open to all. No registration necessary.