Los Angeles Roundtable 2012

Corporate Responsibility 2012:   Should Investors Be Concerned?

Wednesday, October 24, 2012
8:30 - 10:30 AM
The Peninsula, Beverly Hills

The Institutional Investor Educational Foundation (IIEF) and UCLA School of Law are hosting an intimate breakfast roundtable discussion of recent developments affecting shareholders. The discussion will address:

•   Should Corporations Be Socially Responsible?
•   Is Social Responsibility Good or Bad for Growth and
Profitability?
•   Corporate Speech and Lobbying - Should Investors
Care?
The small, select group of institutional investors, issuers, academics and regulators participating in this roundtable represent diverse perspectives. Attendance is by invitation only.; CLE credits are available in most jurisdictions.

Moderator:  Adam Winkler

Adam Winkler is Professor of Law at the University of California Los Angeles School of Law. He has written extensively about the regulation of corporate political speech, with a particular focus on how such regulation might serve to protect the interests of shareholders. His scholarship in this and related areas includes: "'Other People's Money': Corporations, Agency Costs, and Campaign Finance Law" in the Georgetown Law Journal; "Corporate Law or the Law of Business? Stakeholders and Corporate Governance at the End of History" in the Journal of Law and Contemporary Problems; "Corporate Personhood and the Rights of Corporate Speech" in the Seattle University Law Review; "McConnell v. FEC, Corporate Political Speech, and the Legacy of the Segregated Fund Cases" in the Election Law Journal; "The Corporation in Election Law" and "Beyond Bellotti" in the Loyola of Los Angeles Law Review.

He earned his undergraduate degree at the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service, his J.D. from the NYU School of Law; and his M.A. from the UCLA Department of Political Science. Prior to joining the UCLA faculty, he clerked for Judge David Thompson of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and practiced law at the firm of Katten Muchin & Zavis. Most recently, he is the author of Gunfight: The Battle over the Right to Bear Arms in America (W.W. Norton 2011).

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