New York State Bar Association's Business Law Section 2021 Fall Meeting

Corporate Purpose: Stakeholder vs. Shareholder Primacy in Business Law Today

26 Oct 2021 10:00 a.m. - 11:20 a.m. PDT

Suz Mac Cormac will speak as a panelist on “Corporate Purpose: Stakeholder vs. Shareholder Primacy in Business Law Today” at the New York State Bar Association’s Business Law Section 2021 Fall Meeting on Corporate Purpose. The New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) has been the voice of the legal profession in New York State for more than 140 years. Its mission is to shape the development of law, educate and inform the public, and respond to the demands of the diverse and ever-changing legal profession. Suz will be joined in discussion by co-panelists Robert Mascola, Esq. (Fordham University School of Law), Leo E. Strine, Jr., Esq. (Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz), Roberto Tallarita, Esq. (Harvard Law School), and Prof. Jill Fisch, Esq. (University of Pennsylvania Law School).

Panel discussion topics will include:

  • Evaluating factors other than profit maximization in board decisions
  • How the dramatic rise of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors is changing corporate decision-making and the role of lawyers
  • ESG cases and investigations
  • Director duties: New York Business Corporation Law (BCL) § 717(b) and other state laws
  • The differences between publicly traded and privately owned businesses—especially in light of changes coming at the SEC
  • The role of public benefit corporations: BCL Art. 17

Learn more about NYSBA’s Business Law Section 2021 Fall Meeting.



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