|Present||Robert O. Bentley Professor of Law, Washington and Lee University School of Law|
- Corporate Law
- Business Law
- Securities Law
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The Audit Committee's Ethical and Legal Responsibilities: The State Law Perspective South Texas Law Review (2006)
This paper provides a state law perspective on the post-scandal, post-reform audit committee. Federal law, along with NYSE and Nasdaq (together, "SRO") rules, recently have made sweeping changes in corporate governance, including numerous provisions that ...
Recalling Why Corporate Officers are Fiduciaries William & Mary Law Review (2005)
For all the recent federal attention to regulating - and differentiating - corporate officer and director functions, a curious fact remains: state fiduciary duty law makes no distinction between the fiduciary duties of these two ...
The Sarbanes-Oxley Act and Fiduciary Duties William Mitchell Law Review (2004)
This article explores the implications of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 for fiduciary duty analysis in corporate law. The article examines those provisions of the Act, and recent SEC, NYSE and NASDAQ rules, that most ...
The Social Responsibility of Corporate Law Professors Tulane Law Review (2002)
Most statements of corporate social responsibility focus on the responsibilities of corporate decision makers or their advisors Professor Johnson argues that corporate law professors-the persons who educate the students who will become lawyers counseling corporate ...
Corporate and Business Law (Annual Survey of Virginia Law) University of Richmond Law Review (2001)
This article reviews changes in Virginia corporate and business law for the period from June 2000 through May 2001. Part II ex- amines legislative changes in corporate and other business stat- utes (excluding public service ...
The Modest Business Judgment Rule Business Lawyer (2000)
This article argues that Delaware mis-formulates and mis-uses the business judgment rule. Properly understood, the business judgment rule's function in corporate law is quite modest. It is a narrowly-drawn judicial policy of nonreview which, in ...