Conferences & Symposia
Exploring Corporate Governance
September 17, 2013
The University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
Exploring Corporate Governance
A practical networking breakfast, providing an overview of today’s corporate governance landscape and offering functional tips for those who want to be well-prepared players on tomorrow’s corporate boards.
Join us as we offer advice to successfully navigate the current corporate governance arena from the view point of the board room. Hear from cutting-edge leaders in law and business about models of corporate governance, policy development, risk management, compliance and self-regulation, and stakeholder relations.
The role of the board vs. the role of the management team
Best practices in corporate governance today
Changes in corporate governance in the future
Biggest risks faced by boards today
Risks faced personally by board members
Unique challenges global companies face with respect to governance and risk
Cutler Professor of Law and Kelly Professor of Teaching Excellence,
William & Mary Law School
Jayne W. Barnard is the James Goold Cutler Professor Law at the William & Mary Law School in Williamsburg, VA, where she teaches Corporate and Securities Regulation courses. She is also the faculty advisor for the William & Mary Journal of Women & the Law and the William & Mary Business Law Review.
Before joining the faculty at William & Mary, Barnard was a partner at the Chicago law firm Jenner & Block, where she handled litigated matters for several boards of directors including those at the Continental Illinois National Bank, General Dynamics Corporation, Rio Algom Corporation (US), and American Reserve Corporation. She handled voting rights and other civil rights cases in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, and the U.S. Supreme Court. For two years, from 1983-1985, she served as Deputy Corporation Counsel under Mayor Harold Washington.
Since joining the William & Mary faculty, she has served on the National Adjudicatory Council of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and now serves on the board of the FINRA Investor Education Foundation. She currently also serves as the President of the American Civil Liberties Union of Virginia.
Barnard is a member of the American Law Institute and a former member of the Executive Committee of the Virginia Bar Association. She serves on the Advisory Committee of the Journal of Legal Education, and on the executive committees of the Section on Business Associations and the Section on Securities Regulation of the Association of American Law Schools (AALS).
Her current scholarship focuses on the neuroscience of fraud – tracing the physical and psychological origins of fraudulent behavior and fraud victimization, both in the context of Ponzi schemes and in the context of CEO's and CFO's run amok.
Christine Edwards '83
Winston & Strawn LLC
Alumna Christine Edwards '83 is the chair of UM Carey Law's Board of Visitors. Christine Edwards represents Boards of Directors; special committees; chief legal officers; and financial services companies. Ms. Edwards focuses on the regulation of the financial services industry— particularly the securities and banking industries—as well as corporate governance and public and regulatory policy issues. She is a partner in Winston & Strawn's corporate practice group.
Ms. Edwards provides proactive counsel to clients on corporate governance, public company boards of director issues, banking and securities industry regulation, risk management, consumer banking and securities transactions, and privacy and identity theft matters. She also has extensive experience supervising complex internal investigations and regulatory defense matters.
Prior to joining the firm in 2003, Ms. Edwards was executive vice president and chief legal officer at Bank One Corporation, a predecessor to JPMorgan Chase, one of the nation's largest bank holding companies. She was in charge of Bank One's 500-person legal, compliance, government relations, and regulatory management department, with responsibility for the bank's worldwide legal and compliance needs. Previously, Ms. Edwards served as chief legal officer for large, international financial services firms, including Morgan Stanley and ABN AMRO, North America.
Joan MacLeod Heminway
W.P. Toms Distinguished Professor of Law,
The University of Tennessee College of Law
Joan MacLeod Heminway is the W.P. Toms Distinguished Professor of Law at The University of Tennessee (UT) College of Law in Knoxville and a fellow of the Center for Business and Economic Research, the Center for the Study of Social Justice, and the Center for Corporate Governance at UT-Knoxville. When she joined the UT College of Law faculty in 2000, Professor Heminway brought nearly 15 years of corporate transactional legal practice experience, having worked in the areas of public offerings, private placements, mergers, acquisitions, dispositions, and restructurings in the Boston office of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP since 1985.
Professor Heminway's scholarship focuses on securities disclosure law and policy (especially under Rule 10b-5) and corporate governance issues under federal and state law. She coauthored (with Douglas M. Branson, Mark J. Loewenstein, Marc I. Steinberg & Manning G. Warren, III) a business law text, Business Enterprises: Legal Structures, Governance, and Policy (LexisNexis, 2d ed. 2012). In addition, her edited/coauthored book, Martha Stewart's Legal Troubles, was released in 2007 (Carolina Academic Press). She has served as a commentator, expert witness, and consultant on corporate finance and federal and state corporate and securities law matters and is a frequent continuing legal education presenter on business law issues. Her methods and tips for teaching Business Associations are featured in Teaching the Law School Curriculum (Carolina Academic Press), released in October 2004.
Professor Heminway has been elected to the American Law Institute, is Past President and a member of the Board of Trustees of the Southeastern Association of Law Schools, and is a member of the Hamilton Burnett Chapter of the American Inns of Court. She is a member of the Research Committee of the Association of American Law Schools (AALS), currently serves as Immediate Past Chair of the AALS Section on Transactional Law and Skills and Chair of the AALS Section on Business Associations, and is a member of various other AALS sections (Agency, Partnerships, LLCs, and Unincorporated Associations; Securities Regulation; Animal Law; Teaching Methods; and Women in Legal Education). She also is a member of the American Bar Association (Section of Business Law), Tennessee Bar Association (Business Law Section, Executive Committee), Knoxville Bar Association, and Boston Bar Association (Business Law Section).
Professor Heminway is admitted to practice in Tennessee (2000) and Massachusetts (1985, inactive).
8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. - Continental Breakfast and Networking
9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. - Panel Presentations
10:30 a.m. - 11: 00 a.m. - Question and Answer Session
The $25 cost includes continental breakfast and any conference materials. There are special discounts available for students and Network 2000 members; please contact Luke Gibson at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Public parking is available across the street from the law school at the Baltimore Grand Garage, located at 5 North Paca St.
About Network 2000:
As a nonprofit organization conceived with the goal of advancing women to leadership positions in business, Network 2000's members work to promote dialog about corporate board and executive suite diversity. The organization provides mentorship and sponsors educational programming that is designed to help professional women achieve their full career potential. Specific initiatives include the Effective Impact Mentoring Program, the Women of Excellence Luncheon, and an annual event with the Greater Baltimore Committee titled 'Building the Pipeline to the C-Suite & the Boardroom.' Read More>>
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