John C. Coffee Jr. will be the guest speaker at the 2016 Davies Business Law Lecture, running Jan. 14 from 12:30 to 2pm in 1014 Ignat Kaneff Building.
Coffee, the Adolf A. Berle Professor of Law at Columbia University Law School and director of the school’s Center on Corporate Governance, will present a talk entitled “Shareholder Wealth Maximization – On Steroids: Do the Brakes Still Work in Corporate Governance?”
Coffee is a fellow at the American Academy of Arts & Sciences and has been repeatedly listed by the National Law Journal as among its “100 Most Influential Lawyers in America.”
Coffee has served as a reporter to the American Law Institute for its Corporate Governance Project, and has served on the Legal Advisory Board to the New York Stock Exchange and also as a member of the SEC’s Advisory Committee on the Capitol Formation & Regulatory Processes.
He is the author or editor of several widely used casebooks on corporations and securities regulation, including Securities Regulation: Cases and Materials (12th ed., 2012); Cases And Materials On Corporations (8th ed., 2013); and Business Organizations and Finance (11th ed., 2010).
His books include Entrepreneurial Litigation: Its Rise, Fall, and Future (Harvard University Press, 2015); Gatekeepers: The Professions and Corporate Governance (Oxford University Press, 2006); Knights, Raiders and Targets: The Impact of the Hostile Takeover (Oxford University Press, 1988); and The Regulatory Aftermath Of The Global Finaincial Crisis (Cambridge University Press, 2012).
According to a recent survey of law review citations, Coffee is the most cited law professor in law reviews over the past 10 years in the combined corporate, commercial and business law field. In 2015, Lawdragon listed him on its 100-member “Hall of Fame” list of influential lawyers in the U.S.
All are invited to attend this lecture, but seating is limited and registration is required. RSVP at hennickcentre.ca/rsvp with event code: COFFEE. Refreshments will be provided.