Former Weinberg Center Intern Recognized by NIRI

Former Weinberg Center Intern Recognized by NIRI

 

The Weinberg Center wants to congratulate Greg Toye from Rivel, Inc., in being recognized by NIRI (National Investor Relations Institute) as a 2024 Rising Leader under 40.

Greg is a graduate of the Alfred Lerner College of Business & Economics and during his time in Lerner, served as an intern with the Weinberg Center for two years.

Visit the NIRI: The Association for Investor Relations page to view the full listing.

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2024 Research paper competition winners announced

2024 Research paper competition winners announced

The three John L. Weinberg/IRRCi research paper competition winners were announced at the 2024 Corporate Governance Symposium on March 15, 2024. The other eight finalist papers were also presented.


Congratulations to the winning papers:

  • Do board connections between product market peers impede competition?
    Authors: Radhakrishnan Gopalan (Washington University in St. Louis, deceased), Renping Li (Washington University in St. Louis), Alminas Zaldoka (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology)
    Read the Paper
  • The Social Cost of Liquidity Disclosure: Evidence from Hospitals
    Authors: Thomas Bourveau (Columbia University), Xavier Giroud (Columbia University, Yifan Ji (University of South Carolina), Xuelin Li (Columbia University)
    Read the Paper
  • Specialist Directors
    Authors: Yaron Nili (University of Wisconsin Law School) and Roy Shapira (Reichman University)
    Read the Paper

Read more on the symposium.

2023 Research Paper Competition Winners Announced

2023 Research Paper Competition Winners Announced

The two John L. Weinberg/IRRCi research paper competition winners were announced at the 2023 Corporate Governance Symposium on March 17, 2023. The other eight finalist papers were also presented.

Congratulations to the winning papers:

“Female Equity Analysts and Corporate Environmental and Social Performance”
Authors: Kai Li (University of British Columbia), Feng Mai (Stevens Institute of Technology), Gabriel Wong (Cardiff University), Chelsea Yang (University of British Columbia), and Tengfei Zhang (Rutgers University)

Read the paper HERE

“Conflicting Fiduciary Duties and Fire Sales of VC-backed Start-ups”
Bo Bian (University of British Columbia), Yingxiang Li (University of British Columbia), and Casimiro A. Nigro (Goethe University)

Read the paper HERE

Read more about the 2023 Symposium and the papers HERE.

Both/And in Women’s Leadership: Advancing Gender Equity from the Classroom to the Boardroom

September 30, 2022

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Work or family. Today or tomorrow. Service to self or others. Intrinsic versus extrinsic motivation. These seemingly everyday challenges women business leaders face are often presented and perceived as “either/or” scenarios.

In their newly released book, “Both/And Thinking: Embracing Creative Tensions to Solve Your Toughest Problems”, co-authors Marianne Lewis and Wendy Smith offer a solution to those very challenges: a reframing of those “either/or” scenarios as something completely different — and, potentially, transformative.

Join us in a webinar as Marianne Lewis, dean and professor of management in the University of Cincinnati’s Carl H. Lindner College of Business and Wendy Smith, Dana J. Johnson Professor of Management in the University of Delaware’s Alfred Lerner College of Business and Economics talk with 4 successful female leaders about how they navigate both/and solutions to enable more female leadership and diversity in governance.

Susan Alexander – Stanford Distinguished Careers Institute Fellow, Former CHRO at Sotheby’s
Liza Bartle – Senior Council for Board of Manufacturers; Delaware Manufacturing Association
Ashlee Carlisle –Data and Platforms Account Executive, Google
Veta Richardson – President, CEO, Association of Corporate Counsel

“Both/And Thinking” has received attention from national media outlets such as Newsweek, MarketWatch and Fast Company. It has been named to The Next Big Idea Club’s list of “most promising, must-read nonfiction titles” released in August 2022. Adam Grant, a New York Times bestselling author and host of the TED podcast “WorkLife,” put “Both/And Thinking” on his list of “The 10 New Books to Enrich Your Thinking.”

Co-Sponsored by the University of Delaware’s Lerner College of Business and Economics Women’s Leadership Initiative, Weinberg Center for Corporate Governance and the University of Cincinnati Lindner School of Business

SPACs: Navigating Challenges in an Evolving Market

Tuesday, May 17, 2022, 12:00 PM to 1:15 PM @Webinar/Virtual : 

Recording of Webinar

A discussion of current trends in a fast-changing SPAC market and recent developments impacting SPACs and their targets, including the SEC’s proposed new rules regarding SPAC transactions and litigation involving SPACs and companies that have gone public through SPAC transactions. The panel discussed issues and risks that management teams, boards of directors, advisors, and investors should consider in connection with evaluating and pursuing transactions involving SPACs.  The panelists are:

  • The Honorable Lori Will, Vice Chancellor, Delaware Court of Chancery
  • Tammy Mercer, Chair, Corporate Litigation and Counseling Group and Partner, Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP
  • Lori Zyskowski, Partner and Co-Chair of the Securities Regulation and Corporate Governance Practice Group, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
  • Evan D’Amico, Partner, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP (Moderator)

Bios

Materials

The Chancellors: Past and Present and Delaware Law Update

The Chancellors: Past and Present and Delaware Law Update

View The Chancellors – Past and Present and Delaware Law Update Held on March 23, 2022

​John L. Weinberg Distinguished Speaker Series – The Chancellors: Past and Present

On March 23, 2022, the Weinberg Center hosted “The Chancellors: Past and Present,” which was part of its John L. Weinberg Distinguished Speaker series, and “Delaware Law Update.”

The Center was honored to host “The Chancellors: Past and Present,” which featured the current and three former Chancellors from the Delaware Court of Chancery, and was moderated by Greg Williams form Richards, Layton & Finger.  For more information, view the video.

​Delaware Law Update

“Delaware Law Update” consisted of two roundtables that focused on recent developments and emerging issues in Delaware law:  “Board Oversight Liability Three Years After Marchand –What Has Changed? What Still May Change?” and “Recent Delaware Perspectives on Special Committees and SPACs.”  For more information, view the video.

Click here for more information about “The Chancellors: Past and Present,” including the participants.

Click here for more information about “Delaware Law Update,” including the participants and materials.