August 11, 2015

Warner’s Article Accepted for Publication in Insolvency Journal

Professor Ray Warner’s article, “Re-imaging Rescue: The View from the United States,” will be published in the Autumn 2015

G. Ray Warner

G. Ray Warner

issue of Recovery. Recovery is the journal of The Association of Business Recovery Professionals, which is the leading organisation for insolvency, restructuring and turnaround specialists in the United Kingdom.

August 5, 2015

Barrett Lectures in Nuremberg, Germany

On July 24th, Professor John Q. Barrett participated in a program in Courtroom 600 in

L-R:  Prof. Safferling, Prof. Barrett, Amb. Emerson, Prof. Michael J. Kelly (Creighton) & Justice Richard D. Fybel (CA Court of Appeal), in Courtroom 600, Nuremberg.

L-R: Prof. Safferling, Prof. Barrett, Amb. Emerson, Prof. Michael J. Kelly (Creighton) & Justice
Richard D. Fybel (CA Court of Appeal), in Courtroom 600, Nuremberg.

Nuremberg’s Palace of Justice, the historic Nazi war crimes trial site.  The program, cosponsored by Creighton University School of Law and the California Judges Association, commemorated the 70th anniversary of the 1945-1946 international trial of the principal Nazi war criminals.  Professor Barrett spoke about Courtroom 600 itself, including its history before 1945, its selection by the Allies, its preparation, and the war crimes trials.  Other speakers included John B. Emerson, U.S. Ambassador to Germany, and Dr. Christoph Safferling, F.A.U.-Erlangen University.

Earlier that week, also in Nuremberg, Professor Barrett spoke to California judges following a screening of the film, Nuremberg: Its Lesson for Today, and he taught a class in Creighton’s summer law school program, From Nuremberg to The Hague.”

Professor Barrett, biographer of U.S. Supreme Court Justice and Nuremberg chief prosecutor Robert H. Jackson (1892-1954) and writer of The Jackson List, is an expert on Justice Jackson, the Nuremberg trials and their legacies.  He regularly teaches, speaks and writes about Nuremberg, Jackson and related topics throughout the U.S. and internationally.

August 3, 2015

Di Lorenzo Presents Paper on Organizational Compliance with the Law at Georgetown Law School

Professor Vincent Di Lorenzo presented a paper at the XXVII World Congress of the International Vince Di LorenzoAssociation for the Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy (IVR), held on July 27 – August 1, 2015 and hosted by Georgetown Law School. The paper, “Reason, Cognition and Emotion: A Study of Regulatory Philosophy and Enforcement Policy,” explores the light-touch approach to regulation that prevailed in the U.S. and U.K. until 2008 and was based on the regulatory viewpoint that mainstream corporations embraced an ethical commitment to legal compliance. It then examines the very recent change in regulatory viewpoint to one that views the corporation as a rational actor. This has led to an enforcement policy relying on billion dollar fines to deter future wrongdoing. The paper criticizes both regulatory philosophies, and calls for recognition of both complexity in organizational decisions and cognitive influences on organizational behavior. The paper then raises the issue of how enforcement policy might be altered to motivate greater organizational commitment to legal compliance.

August 3, 2015

Lazaro Presents at PLI “Securities Arbitration 2015” Conference and Co-Authors Article

Professor Christine Lazaro presented at PLI’s “Securities Arbitration 2015” on Thursday, July 30th.  Professor Lazaro was onChristine Lazaro the panel entitled, “Recent Developments in the Law and Future Trends” along with Rick Berry, the Director of Dispute Resolution at FINRA, Greg Curley, Senior Litigation Counsel at AIG Advisor Group, and Joseph Peiffer, the current president of PIABA (the Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association). Professor Lazaro also submitted an article for the written materials for the program, “Suitability Obligations Applicable to Securities and Annuities,” co-authored with Benjamin Edwards.

August 3, 2015

Perino Article Cited in Government’s Petition for Certiorari in U.S. v. Newman

Professor Michael Perino’s article, “The Gift of Inside Information,” has been cited in the Solicitor General’s petition for mpcertiorari in U.S. v. Newman, a case concerning liability for insider trading under a gifting theory. Information about the case and a link to the petition may be found here.

July 20, 2015

Barrett Introduces Tribe’s Jackson Lecture

On July 8th, Professor John Q. Barrett introduced Chautauqua Institution’s 11th annual Robert H. Jackson Lecture on the

John Barrett

John Barrett

Supreme Court of the United States.  The lecturer, Professor Laurence H. Tribe of Harvard University, then delivered “The Constitution Writ Large,” addressing:

  • the Charleston, South Carolina, murders;
  • leading decisions in the Supreme Court’s just-completed term, including Zivotofsky v. Kerry (the Jerusalem birth/U.S. passport case), Walker v. Texas Division, Sons of Confederate Veterans, Inc. (the Confederate license plate case), and Obergefell v. Hodges (the marriage case);
  • Justice Robert H. Jackson’s judging during his 1941-1954 tenure on the Supreme Court; and
  • Justice Anthony M. Kennedy’s judging today, including especially his recent opinion for the Court in Obergefell.

For YouTube video of the entire program, click here.

For the text of Professor Tribe’s lecture, click here and here.

July 6, 2015

Movsesian’s Article on Statutory Interpretation Cited in Time Magazine

Professor Mark Movsesian’s piece, Are Statutes Really ‘Legislative Bargains’? The Failure of the Contract Analogy in Statutory

Mark Movsesian

Mark Movsesian

Interpretation, was cited in a Time Magazine article by Professor John McGinnis criticizing the recent Supreme Court decision upholding the Affordable Care Act against a statutory challenge.

July 6, 2015

Recent Lectures by Barrett

Professor John Q. Barrett recently participated in the following:

John Barrett

John Barrett

June 23, 2015

Warner Delivers Keynote Address at Insolvency Conference in Nottingham

Professor Ray Warner will deliver the keynote address at this week’s “Re-Imagining Rescue” Insolvency Conference in

G. Ray Warner

G. Ray Warner

Nottingham, United Kingdom.  The conference is being held by the INSOL Europe Academic Forum.

June 8, 2015

Perino Presents Paper at National Business Law Scholars Conference

On Thursday, June 4, Professor Michael Perino presented his paper Is the Price Right? An Empirical Study of Fee-Setting in mpSecurities Class Actions (co-authored with Lynn A. Baker and Charles Silver) at the National Business Law Scholars Conference held at Seton Hall Law School. The paper will be published this fall in the Columbia Law Review.

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