Corporate Governance Symposium Explores Hedge Fund Activism

Author: Denise Wager

Notre Dame Law School’s Program on Law and Market Behavior will host the third LAMB Corporate Governance Symposium: Hedge Fund Activism in Corporate Governance: Empirical Evidence and Policy Implications on Friday, April 8.

A group of leading experts on corporate governance finance from law and business schools will discuss the increasingly visible and controversial role of hedge funds in corporate governance and long-term performance. The symposium will explore recent empirical findings on corporate governance and their implications for corporate law and policy. 

The symposium will be from 12:15 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the faculty meeting room, 2130 Eck Hall of Law. All students and faculty are welcome. 

Participants will include:

Martijn Cremers, professor of finance, LAMB faculty fellow, University of Notre Dame, Mendoza College of Business.

Praveen Kumar, Cullen distinguished chaired professor of finance, executive director of the UH Global Energy Management Institute, C.T. Bauer College of Business, University of Houston.

Frank Partnoy, George E. Barrett professor of law and finance, director of the Center for Corporate and Securities Law, University of San Diego.

Simone Sepe, visiting professor of law, University of Chicago Law School, program director in law at the Institute for Advanced Study in Toulouse – Fondation Jean-Jacques Laffont – Toulouse School of Economics.

Avishalom Tor, professor of law and director of LAMB, Notre Dame Law School.

Julian Velasco, associate professor of law, Notre Dame Law School.

While the present symposium focuses on hedge fund activism, previous symposia in the series examined the role of intermediaries in corporate governance more broadly and the desirability of limiting shareholder rights.

Originally published by Denise Wager at on March 31, 2016.