Weinberg Center Represented at Amherst College Conference on “The Constitution and the Imagining of America”
Professor Charles M. Elson, Edgar S. Woolard, Jr., Chair in Corporate Governance and Director of the John L. Weinberg Center for Corporate Governance at the Lerner College of Business and Economics, University of Delaware, spoke at the Amherst College at the “The Constitution and the Imagining of America” conference on April 21, 2012. He specifically spoke on “Corporate Governance Reform and the Unintended Consequences of the Dodd-Frank Act.”
He was also on a panel “The Constitution and The Corporation: Corporate Power, Social Justice, and Democratic Possibility” along with Austin Sarat, LJST and Political Science, Amherst College; Charles Derber, Sociology, Boston College; David Donnelly, National Campaigns Director, Public Campaign Action Fund and Director, Campaign Money Watch. He spoke on the origins of the governance reform contained in Dodd-Frank and that despite the fact they were important changes in compensation practices, the federalization of the reforms would lead to less effective board governance–he argued that the reforms were best implemented through investor and judicial pressure as opposed to a federal mandate.