The Business Law Journal is proud to present:
Challenges in Achieving Corporate Social Responsibility Goals.
Thursday, November 21, 2013
12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
King Hall, Kalmanovitz Appellate Courtroom
The symposium this year will focus on addressing the hurdles companies face when attempting to embrace Corporate Social Responsibility. Topics to be addressed will include:
Alternative Corporate Structures
In the past decade numerous states have implemented alternative corporate structures, such as Benefits Corporations or Flexible Purpose Corporations, to address conflicts between traditional fiduciary duties and promoting social goals.
Sometimes the line between engaging in socially responsible behavior and merely appearing to do so becomes blurry. This panel aims to explore the motivations behind this behavior, and explore examples in energy and intellectual property law.
Corporate philanthropy programs should generally be fair and transparent, but without clear guidance or controls, the process can devolve into favoritism, nepotism, or even a potential avenue for white collar crime.
12:00PM: Symposium registration & Lunch, King Hall
12:15-12:45PM: Welcome remarks & Keynote Speaker, Kalmanovitz Appellate Courtroom
Kevin R. Johnson, Dean, UC Davis School of Law
Joe "Chip" Pitts III, Stanford
1:00-2:00PM: Alternative Corporate Structures: Flexible Purpose and Benefits Corporations
Alicia Plerhoples, Georgetown
Susan Mac Cormac, Morrison Foerster
Eric Talley, UC Berkeley
Nicole Biggart, UC Davis, Graduate School of Management
Miriam Cherry, St. Louis University
Eric Lane, Thomas Jefferson School of Law
John McKinsey, Locke Lord
3:50-4:50PM: Corporate Philanthropy
Shruti Rana, University of Maryland
Don Palmer, UC Davis, Graduate School of Management
Afra Afsharipour, UC Davis School of Law
4:50PM: Closing Remarks
This activity is approved for Minimum Continuing Legal Education credit by the State Bar of California in the amount of one hour, which applies to the elimination of bias credit. The University of California, Davis, School of Law (MCLE Provider #1347) certifies that this activity conforms to the standards for approved education activities prescribed by the rules and regulations of the State Bar of California governing minimum continuing legal education. Registration for MCLE credit will begin 30 minutes before the start of the lecture.
Please visit http://www.law.ucdavis.edu/about/directions.html for directions to King Hall.
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If you have any questions about our 2013 Spring Symposium, please contact Ben Lewis firstname.lastname@example.org