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  • January 2, 2020
    3:30 pm - 5:15 pm
    Session Type: Section Programs
    Session Capacity: N/A


    Tensions among corporate stakeholders are rising. Managers and shareholders continue to battle for primacy as power tilts toward shareholders with the ongoing rise of institutional investors. Formerly passive investors are choosing voice over exit more often than ever before. Proxy advisory firms are influencing shareholder voting, attracting opposition from corporate lobbyists. Other stakeholders seek greater influence too. Amazon's dust-up in New York City shows the influence of communities and the resurgence of popular movements. Exxon's recent experience over climate change illustrates the power of environmental concerns even for investors in traditional energy companies. Labor is flexing its muscles through pension funds. Technology provides new ways for stakeholders to coordinate their activities and increase their influence. This panel explores the resulting tensions, their implications for corporate governance, and the mechanisms for mediating them. The Section held a virtual business meeting prior to the Annual Meeting.

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Speakers
Stephen M. Bainbridge, University of California, Los Angeles School of Law

Sean J. Griffith, Fordham University School of Law

Sung Eun (Summer) Kim, University of California, Irvine School of Law

Andrew Tuch, Washington University in St. Louis School of Law

David H. Webber, Boston University School of Law

Cynthia A. Williams, Osgoode Hall Law School York University

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  • [3240] Business Associations, Co-Sponsored by Financial Institutions and Consumer Financial Services, Securities Regulation, and Transactional Law and Skills - Rising Tensions Among Corporate Stakeholders: $0.00
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