Event Title

Panel Discussion: Corporate Reform through Shareholder Power

Location

Millhiser Moot Court Room

Start Date

15-2-2019 10:15 AM

End Date

15-2-2019 11:15 AM

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Kish Parella, moderator for this panel, is an Associate Professor of Law at Washington and Lee University School of Law. Professor Parella teaches courses at the intersection of law and business, including contracts, international business transactions, and corporate social responsibility. Her research is in international economic law, with a focus on the cross-border regulation of corporations and other non-state actors. She explores the information functions of domestic and international legal institutions and the effects of information on organizational conduct and private ordering. Professor Parella’s scholarship has appeared or is forthcoming in Duke Law Journal, Vanderbilt Law Review, Washington Law Review, and leading international law journals. She has also been invited to present her research at the annual meetings of the American Law & Economics Association (2018) and the Society for Institutional & Organizational Economics (2018). She has been awarded the Law School’s Ethan Allen Faculty Fellowship for Scholarship and Lewis Prize for Excellence in Legal Scholarship by the Frances Lewis Center. Before joining the faculty of Washington and Lee, Professor Parella was a Visiting Assistant Professor at Villanova University School of Law. Prior to entering the legal academy, Professor Parella practiced international litigation and arbitration in the Washington, D.C. office of Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP. Professor Parella specialized in international law with a Master of Philosophy in International Relations from the University of Cambridge, England and received a J.D. and LL.M. in International & Comparative Law from Duke Law School. She earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Western Ontario, Canada.

Virginia Harper Ho is the Associate Dean for International and Comparative Law, Co-Director of the Polsinelli Transactional Law Center, and Professor of Law at the University of Kansas School of Law, where she teaches courses in business organizations, corporate finance, transactional practice, and comparative law. Her research focuses on the intersections of comparative corporate governance, finance, and sustainability in both the U.S. and China. She has written recently on shareholder activism, the role of Chinese commercial banks in environmental credit risk management, and comparative models for financial disclosure reform related to environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues. In addition to publications in leading law reviews, peer-reviewed journals, and edited volumes, she also authored a 2017 report for the Conference Board’s Director Notes series on the rationales for institutional investor activism around ESG risks. Dean Harper Ho is a Fellow of the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations’ Public Intellectuals Program, a Research Fellow of the International Institute of Green Finance at the Central University of Finance and Economics (CUFE) in Beijing, and a member of the UN Principles for Responsible Investment’s Academic Network. She holds a J.D., cum laude, from Harvard Law School.

Barbara J. Krumsiek is an experienced Trustee and Director, having served on public company, private company, and mutual funds boards. Ms. Krumsiek’s board work includes experience in the areas of finance, corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, compensation, risk assessment and technology. Ms. Krumsiek’s professional background spans four decades in the asset management field. Most recently, she was President, CEO and Chair of Calvert Investments, Inc., an asset management firm known for its focus on environmental, governance and corporate social responsibility performance of companies. Prior experience includes serving as a Managing Director of Alliance Capital Management L.P. (AB). In 2017, Ms. Krumsiek was appointed a Director of MISO Energy, the Midcontinent Independent System Operator, Inc. MISO monitors the high voltage transmission system throughout the Midcontinent of the U.S and Canada. In 2016, Ms. Krumsiek was appointed an Independent Director of Arabesque Asset Management, London. In 2015, Ms. Krumsiek was named Senior Fellow at Georgetown University’s Women’s Leadership Institute in the McDonough School of Business. Her prior board service includes a nine-year tenure as Independent Director on the board of Pepco Holdings, Inc. (PHI), an S&P 500 company providing distribution and transmission services to two million customers, prior to a merger with Exelon, Inc. in 2016. Graduating Phi Beta Kappa with University Honors and Honors in Mathematics from Rutgers University, Krumsiek holds an MS in Mathematics from NYU’s Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences.

Cary Martin Shelby is an Associate Professor of Law at DePaul University College of Law. She teaches Business Organizations, Securities Regulation and a seminar on Investment Funds. Professor Shelby received the DePaul College of Law Excellence in Teaching Award in May 2016, while subsequently receiving the DePaul University Excellence in Teaching Award in September 2018. In terms of her educational background, she received her Bachelor of Science in finance from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and her Juris Doctor from Northwestern University School of Law. Professor Shelby then practiced law in the Investment Funds, Advisers and Derivatives Group with Sidley Austin LLP for close to four years. As an associate in this group, she represented clients in regulatory and corporate matters involving hedge funds, commodity pools and derivatives trading. After leaving Sidley, Professor Shelby completed the William H. Hastie Fellowship at the University of Wisconsin Law School, which is a competitive two-year program designed to prepare its candidates for a career in law academia. Professor Shelby’s research generally encompasses regulatory issues related to hedge funds and other investment company vehicles. She has published articles in the Business Lawyer (forthcoming), Boston College Law Review, Washington and Lee Law Review (co-authored with Steven Ramirez and Kristin Johnson), among other journals and periodicals.

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Feb 15th, 10:15 AM Feb 15th, 11:15 AM

Panel Discussion: Corporate Reform through Shareholder Power

Millhiser Moot Court Room

Kish Parella, moderator for this panel, is an Associate Professor of Law at Washington and Lee University School of Law. Professor Parella teaches courses at the intersection of law and business, including contracts, international business transactions, and corporate social responsibility. Her research is in international economic law, with a focus on the cross-border regulation of corporations and other non-state actors. She explores the information functions of domestic and international legal institutions and the effects of information on organizational conduct and private ordering. Professor Parella’s scholarship has appeared or is forthcoming in Duke Law Journal, Vanderbilt Law Review, Washington Law Review, and leading international law journals. She has also been invited to present her research at the annual meetings of the American Law & Economics Association (2018) and the Society for Institutional & Organizational Economics (2018). She has been awarded the Law School’s Ethan Allen Faculty Fellowship for Scholarship and Lewis Prize for Excellence in Legal Scholarship by the Frances Lewis Center. Before joining the faculty of Washington and Lee, Professor Parella was a Visiting Assistant Professor at Villanova University School of Law. Prior to entering the legal academy, Professor Parella practiced international litigation and arbitration in the Washington, D.C. office of Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP. Professor Parella specialized in international law with a Master of Philosophy in International Relations from the University of Cambridge, England and received a J.D. and LL.M. in International & Comparative Law from Duke Law School. She earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Western Ontario, Canada.

Virginia Harper Ho is the Associate Dean for International and Comparative Law, Co-Director of the Polsinelli Transactional Law Center, and Professor of Law at the University of Kansas School of Law, where she teaches courses in business organizations, corporate finance, transactional practice, and comparative law. Her research focuses on the intersections of comparative corporate governance, finance, and sustainability in both the U.S. and China. She has written recently on shareholder activism, the role of Chinese commercial banks in environmental credit risk management, and comparative models for financial disclosure reform related to environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues. In addition to publications in leading law reviews, peer-reviewed journals, and edited volumes, she also authored a 2017 report for the Conference Board’s Director Notes series on the rationales for institutional investor activism around ESG risks. Dean Harper Ho is a Fellow of the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations’ Public Intellectuals Program, a Research Fellow of the International Institute of Green Finance at the Central University of Finance and Economics (CUFE) in Beijing, and a member of the UN Principles for Responsible Investment’s Academic Network. She holds a J.D., cum laude, from Harvard Law School.

Barbara J. Krumsiek is an experienced Trustee and Director, having served on public company, private company, and mutual funds boards. Ms. Krumsiek’s board work includes experience in the areas of finance, corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, compensation, risk assessment and technology. Ms. Krumsiek’s professional background spans four decades in the asset management field. Most recently, she was President, CEO and Chair of Calvert Investments, Inc., an asset management firm known for its focus on environmental, governance and corporate social responsibility performance of companies. Prior experience includes serving as a Managing Director of Alliance Capital Management L.P. (AB). In 2017, Ms. Krumsiek was appointed a Director of MISO Energy, the Midcontinent Independent System Operator, Inc. MISO monitors the high voltage transmission system throughout the Midcontinent of the U.S and Canada. In 2016, Ms. Krumsiek was appointed an Independent Director of Arabesque Asset Management, London. In 2015, Ms. Krumsiek was named Senior Fellow at Georgetown University’s Women’s Leadership Institute in the McDonough School of Business. Her prior board service includes a nine-year tenure as Independent Director on the board of Pepco Holdings, Inc. (PHI), an S&P 500 company providing distribution and transmission services to two million customers, prior to a merger with Exelon, Inc. in 2016. Graduating Phi Beta Kappa with University Honors and Honors in Mathematics from Rutgers University, Krumsiek holds an MS in Mathematics from NYU’s Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences.

Cary Martin Shelby is an Associate Professor of Law at DePaul University College of Law. She teaches Business Organizations, Securities Regulation and a seminar on Investment Funds. Professor Shelby received the DePaul College of Law Excellence in Teaching Award in May 2016, while subsequently receiving the DePaul University Excellence in Teaching Award in September 2018. In terms of her educational background, she received her Bachelor of Science in finance from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and her Juris Doctor from Northwestern University School of Law. Professor Shelby then practiced law in the Investment Funds, Advisers and Derivatives Group with Sidley Austin LLP for close to four years. As an associate in this group, she represented clients in regulatory and corporate matters involving hedge funds, commodity pools and derivatives trading. After leaving Sidley, Professor Shelby completed the William H. Hastie Fellowship at the University of Wisconsin Law School, which is a competitive two-year program designed to prepare its candidates for a career in law academia. Professor Shelby’s research generally encompasses regulatory issues related to hedge funds and other investment company vehicles. She has published articles in the Business Lawyer (forthcoming), Boston College Law Review, Washington and Lee Law Review (co-authored with Steven Ramirez and Kristin Johnson), among other journals and periodicals.