[The] Law and Economics of Corporate Control (21234). 3 units. This course, broadly speaking, will consider how the law regulating corporate governance, and the practices the law engenders, affect the market for corporate control. Topics will include the appropriate and actual role of boards and management as these affect merger and takeover activity; defensive tactics; shareholder rights; hedge fund activism; the role of private equity in the public company market; and executive compensation. Invited lawyers and investment bankers will present three recent deals that illustrate the concepts the course teaches. Readings will include cases, recent law and finance articles and the deal materials. The course is taught by a law professor and an attorney. The attorney, Stephen Fraidin, had been the senior corporate partner for M&A activity at Kirkland and Ellis and recently became Vice Chairman of Pershing Square Capital, a large hedge fund. The course grade will be based on the critique and on an examination, or a paper option with permission of the instructors. Self-scheduled examination or paper option. Also MGT 664b. A. Schwartz and S. Fraidin.
SLB - 128 (Mon) SLB - 128 (Tue) Grade mode: graded CRN: 20163
Exam: 5/01/2017 - 5/15/2017 Questions available online Name or Id: Id