The Delaware Journal of Corporate Law recently announced their hosting of the 27th Annual Francis G. Pileggi Distinguished Lecture in Law with the above topic by Professor Jill E. Fisch. This lecture series, held in Wilmington, Delaware, is presented to the Delaware Bench and Bar and focuses on developing issues in the area of corporate law. The lecturer is always a leading voice in the field of corporation law, and the lecture provides the Delaware Bar, particularly the members of the bench on both the Court of Chancery and the Supreme Court, an opportunity to challenge academia with practical concerns. The notice is available here. Registration information is available here. The post on the law school’s website about the lecture is available here.

Highlights of last year’s lecture by Professor Joseph Grundfest on forum selection clauses for intra-corporate disputes, was highlighted here. 

The 27th Annual Francis G. Pileggi Distinguished Lecture in Law
Friday, September 23, 2011
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Jill E. Fisch Jill E. Fisch
Perry Golkin Professor of Law
Co-Director, Institute for Law and Economics
University of Pennsylvania Law School

“Leave it to Delaware: Why Congress Should Stay out of Corporate Governance”
8:00 a.m. Hotel duPont, Wilmington, Delaware
11:00 a.m. Widener University School of Law

Professor Jill E. Fisch is a nationally known scholar, whose work focuses on the intersection of business and law, including the role of regulation and litigation in addressing limitations in the disciplinary power of the capital markets. Her 1997 paper, Retroactivity and Legal Change: An Equilibrium Approach (Harvard Law Review),
introduced a new framework for retroactivity analysis that could apply to both adjudication and legislation. Her 2003 paper (with Stephen Choi), How to Fix Wall Street: A Voucher Financing Proposal for Securities Intermediaries (Yale Law Journal), proposed a voucher financing mechanism to increase accountability for securities intermediaries such as research analysts, proxy advisors and credit rating agencies.