Columbia law professor John Coffee to discuss his book, Gatekeepers: The Professions and Corporate Governance
Columbia Law School Professor John Coffee will talk about his latest book, Gatekeepers: The Professions and Corporate Governance (Oxford University Press, 2006), from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4, in the Schulze Grand Atrium of the University of St. Thomas School of Law, 1000 LaSalle Ave.
A panel discussion and question-and-answer session on corporate governance will follow Coffee's lecture.
This event is free and open to the public, and 1.5 hours of CLE credit are available. No reservations or registration are necessary.
Coffee is the Adolf Berle Professor of Law at Columbia, where he also serves as director of the law school's Center on Corporate Governance. A leading international authority on business, securities law and corporate governance, he was named one of the country’s 100 most influential lawyers by the National Law Journal.
Coffee’s book is an examination of corporate gatekeeping professionals – auditors, attorneys, securities analysts, credit-rating agencies – and their evolution, responsibilities and standards. It explores how these gatekeeping professions developed, to what degree they have failed, and what reforms are feasible.
The presentation is part of the Medtronic Business and Law Roundtable series of lectures sponsored by St. Thomas' Holloran Center for Ethical Leadership and the Professions and the Center for Ethical Business Cultures.
For more information, call Terri Hastings at the Center for Ethical Business Cultures, (651) 962-4126.