Business & Corporate Law

Amanda M. Rose & Larry J. LeBlanc, Policing Public Companies: an Empirical Examination of the Enforcement Landscape and the Role Played by State Securities Regulators

Multiple different securities law enforcers can pursue U.S. public companies for the same misconduct. These enforcers include a variety of federal agencies, class action attorneys, and derivative litigation attorneys, as well as fifty separate state regulators. Scholars and policy makers have increasingly questioned whether the benefits of this multienforcer approach are worth the costs, or […]

Steven J. Cleveland, Resurrecting Deference to the Securities and Exchange Commission: Mark Cuban and Trading on Inside Information

By applying the Supreme Court‘s administrative law jurisprudence to the examination of the validity of Rule 10b5-2(b)(1)—a rule recently adopted by the Securities and Exchange Commission (Commission)—this Article fills a significant gap in the existing literature. To date, commentators have argued against the rule‘s validity by applying the Supreme Court‘s securities law jurisprudence without considering […]

George W. Dent, Jr., Corporate Governance: The Swedish Solution

The optimal allocation of authority among executives, directors, and shareholders of public companies has been debated as long as there have been public companies, and the issue now seems further from resolution than ever. In recent years Sweden has changed its corporate governance system by delegating the nomination of corporate directors (and thus, in effect, […]

Giselle Gutierrez, Hurd v. Espinoza: "Third Party Confidential Information" in Delaware Corporate Litigation

On June 24, 2010, celebrity attorney Gloria Allred sent a letter (the Allred Letter) to Mark Hurd, then the Chief Executive Officer of Hewlett-Packard Company (HP), claiming that Hurd sexually harassed her client Jodie Fisher, a former HP contractor. In addition to being marked “CONFIDENTIAL TO BE OPENED BY ADDRESSEE ONLY,” the letter included a […]

Andrew C.W. Lund, Compensation as Signaling

Why do scholars and activists pay such close attention to how executive compensation is structured? Appropriate pay structure has traditionally been seen as a mechanism for reducing agency costs imposed on public firms by managers. But as that view has lost explanatory power in recent years, the intense focus on executive pay structure has become […]

Jeffrey Manns, Building Better Bailouts: The Case for a Long-Term Investment Approach

63 Fla. L. Rev. 1349 (2011)| | | | The Article seeks to fill a crucial gap in the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act: the failure to create a framework for dealing with future financial bailouts. It argues that the federal government’s ad hoc, “break even” approach to the recent bailouts not […]