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Date: 03/03/2011
Event: "Shareholder Rights in the 21st Century: The Quest for Corporate Democracy" with David M. Lynn of Morrison & Foerster
Location: Cardozo Law School, Room 1008
Time: 12:00 PM

David Lynn is a co-chair of the firm's Public Companies and Securities Practice. Mr. Lynn's practice is focused on advising a wide range of clients on SEC matters, securities transactions and corporate governance. Mr. Lynn is well known in the area of executive compensation disclosure, having co-authored, "The Executive Compensation Disclosure Treatise and Reporting Guide." While serving as Chief Counsel of the Securities and Exchange Commission's Division of Corporation Finance, Mr. Lynn led the rulemaking team that drafted sweeping revisions to the SEC's executive compensation and related party disclosure rules.


Concerns about the accountability of corporate directors in the wake of the financial crisis has led to increasing demands for notions of corporate democracy, whereby shareholders of public companies have a greater say in the election of directors and who has serves as directors. Advances in technology and changing market dynamics have also contributed to calls for increased shareholder rights. The talk will explore these fundamental changes in the oversight of public companies and the costs and benefits arising from efforts toward greater corporate democracy.

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