Spring 2004

Corporate Governance at the Crossroads

April 23, 2004

University of Connecticut School of Law, Hartford, Connecticut

Two years after Enron, corporate governance law finds itself at an uneasy crossroads between theory and praxis. Old corporate governance theories have been discarded for the new, yet uncertainty persists about how best to proceed. This conference examines three issues that are at the core of the continuing debate over optimal corporate governance: executive compensation, institutional shareholder activism, and the allocation of corporate governance authority between the state and federal governments following the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.