The ABA Business Law Section’s Fall Meeting at the Ritz-Carlton in Washington, D.C., on November 20, 2009, will feature a panel that includes the Chief Justice of the Delaware Supreme Court and the newest member of the Delaware Court of Chancery, who will discuss the following timely topic:

Federalization of Corporation Law in a Time of Crisis – Which Institutions are Best Able to Improve Corporate Governance and Performance Going Forward

Presented by: Business and Corporate Litigation Committee and The Committee on the Federal Regulation of Securities

Moderator: Rolin P. Bissell, Partner, Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor LLP, Wilmington, DE


Hon. Myron T. Steele, Chief Justice, Supreme Court of Delaware, Dover, DE

Hon. J. Travis Laster, Vice Chancellor, Delaware Court of Chancery, Wilmington, DE

Jill E. Fisch, Perry Golkin Professor of Law and Co-Director, Institute for Law and Economics, University of Pennsylvania Law School, Philadelphia, PA

Thomas J. Kim, Chief Counsel and Associate Director, Division of Corporation Finance, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Washington, DC

Michele E. Rose, Partner, Latham & Watkins LLP, Washington, DC

The financial meltdown injected urgency to the debate about the roles of federal and state law in corporate governance. Members of the Delaware judiciary, federal regulators and practitioners debate who should make the rules on proxy access, executive compensation and fiduciary duties and what those rules should be. Learn the latest developments and how they impact shareholders, directors and management.