Zoom, Please register using event link October 28, 2020
Ten Years After the Dodd-Frank Act: Looking Back and Looking Forward — A Virtual Symposium Series, Part 1: Past is Prologue, Wednesday October 28 at noon

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The Webinar will include an historic overview of the financial crisis, the legislation and its designed impact on financial stability, capital markets, consumer protection, and the Fed’s ability to respond to the next crisis.


Jarryd Anderson, Vice President and Senior Counsel, Wells Fargo & Co.

Thomas C. Baxter, Jr. [Of Counsel, Sullivan & Cromwell, and former General Counsel and Executive Vice President of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York]

James P. Bergin [Deputy General Counsel and Senior VP of the Legal Group of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, and former chief of staff to New York Fed President William C. Dudley] read more

Zoom, Please register using event link October 19, 2020
New Jersey’s Proposed Rule on Fiduciary Standards for Financial Professionals, Monday, October 19, 2020 | 4:30 PM – 6:15 PM

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This program will discuss the nuances of New Jersey’s Proposed Rule regarding the fiduciary duties of financial professionals within the state. Led by Rutgers Law School professor Arthur Laby, the panel includes experts in the field of securities law and fiduciary duties. Attendees will leave with a greater understanding of the origins of New Jersey’s Proposed Rule, the scope of the new fiduciary duty, and to whom the duty is owed. The speakers will also draw comparisons to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s Regulation Best Interest, enacted in June 2019, as well as similar proposed rules in Nevada and Massachusetts. The panel discussion will conclude with an analysis of the potential outcomes of the New Jersey Proposed Rule, as well as best practice tips for legal professionals regarding how their clients may be impacted by the Proposed Rule. read more

Zoom, Please register using event link September 16, 2020
Conversation with Former SEC Commissioner Rob Jackson – CCLG 2020 Opening Academic Session

Keynote address by NYU Law School Professor (and former SEC Commissioner) Robert Jackson. Jackson is Co-Director of the Institute for Corporate Governance and Finance, and Director of the Program on Corporate Law and Policy at the New York University School of Law

Registration required.

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Rutgers Law School Newark September 11, 2019
September 11, 2019 – CCLG Academic Opening Session – Activism Today: A conversation between two of the most seasoned experts on shareholder activism.

Please join us for our 2019-2020 Opening Academic Session with keynote speakers Trevor Norwitz of Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz and Gregory Taxin of Spotlight Advisors.

Activism Today: A conversation between two of the most seasoned experts on shareholder activism

Trevor Norwitz of Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz will sit down for a conversation with Gregory Taxin of Spotlight Advisors to discuss the current state of shareholder activism, and also cover recent developments in corporate governance, including the future of proxy advisory firms.

Mr. Norwitz is a partner in the Corporate Department at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz where he focuses primarily on mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance and securities law matters. He has advised a range of public and private entities in a variety of industries in connection with mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, hostile takeover bids and defenses, proxy contests, joint ventures, financing transactions and corporate governance matters. read more

Rutgers Law School Newark November 22, 2019
November 22, 2019 – The Center for Corporate Law and Governance Transactional Competition, Fall 2019

Rutgers Law School students studying transactional law will get to put their knowledge to work at a two-day competition that tests their skills in negotiating a business acquisition, as counsel for both buyers and sellers.

On November 22 and 23, students enrolled in the Transactional Competition Course being taught by Professor Yuliya Guseva and Adjunct Professor Ira Marcus will take part in a Transactional Competition at Rutgers Law School’s Newark location.  Starting at noon on Friday, November 22 students will work in teams, representing either the buyer or the seller in a business acquisition. The students will have marked up prior to the competition a stock purchase agreement that will be used in the negotiations. Each two-student team will take part in three rounds of negotiation during competition. The first two will be held on Friday afternoon and the final round will take place on Saturday morning. After each of the rounds, the judges, who are experienced practicing attorneys from New York and New Jersey, will review the markups, observe the negotiations, score student performances and provide feedback to the competitors. The Competition is modeled after a program developed at Cornell Law School. read more

Rutgers Law School Newark September 27, 2019
September 27, 2019 – The Rise of Self-Expression in Investment

Date: Friday, September 27

Site: Rutgers Law School (Newark, NJ)


Doug Chia, President, Soundboard Governance LLC and Fellow, Rutgers Center for Corporate Law and Governance

Sarah Dadush, Professor of Law, Rutgers Law School

Stephen Park, Associate Professor & Satell Fellow in Corporate Social Responsibility, University of Connecticut School of Business

Host: Rutgers Center for Corporate Law and Governance  in partnership with the Rutgers Institute for Professional Education

CLE credit will be offered for this conference. 


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CLE Materials

Terms such as environmental-social-governance (ESG) investing, socially responsible investing, ethical investing, and impact investing are increasingly ubiquitous, both within and beyond the world of finance. More and more investors consider factors beyond financial returns and seek to achieve positive—or at least, not negative—social and environmental impacts. Amidst rapidly growing investor attention to ESG issues, an under-explored aspect of this phenomenon is the extent to which investors make decisions as a means for expressing their personally held values. read more