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SYMPOSIUM ON CORPORATE ELECTIONS
Oct. 2-3, 2003


Transcript of the Symposium Sessions



This symposium focused on proposals for shareholder nomination of directors currently under SEC consideration. The symposium brought together SEC officials, CEOs, directors, institutional shareholders, investors, shareholder activists, lawyers, judges, and academics to examine this issue. Videotapes of each of the sessions are available below. In addition to the transcript of the symposium's proceedings available above, videotapes of each of the presentations are available below.

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Thursday, October 2

Dinner Speech:
Allen Beller (Securities and Exchange Commission)
Video


Friday, October 3
The Basic Pros and Cons of Shareholder Access

Election Contests in the Company's Proxy: An Idea whose Time has not Come
Martin Lipton and Steven Rosenblum (Wachtell, Lipton)
Paper
video of Steven Rosenblum

Video of Martin Lipton

The Case for Shareholder Access to the Ballot
Lucian Bebchuk (Harvard Law School)
Paper
Video


Panel on the Board/Management Perspective:

Richard Breeden (Richard C. Breeden & Co.)
Video

John Castellani (The Business Roundtable)
Video

James Rogers (Cinergy Inc.)
Video

Ralph Whitworth (Apria Healthcare Group, Relational Investors)
Video


Panel on the Perspective of Institutional Shareholders:

Orin Kramer (Kramer Spellman)
Video

Robert Pozen (Harvard Law School)
Video

Michael Price (MFP Investments)
Video

Sarah Teslik (Council for Institutional Investors)
Video


Panel on the Perspective of Shareholder Activists and Advisers:

Jamie Heard (Institutional Shareholder Services)
Video

Robert Monks (Lens Governance Advisors)
Video

Damon Silvers (AFL-CIO)
Video

John Wilcox (Georgeson Shareholder)
Video


Panel on the Legal Problems in Designing a Shareholder Access Rule:

John Coffee (Columbia Law School)
Video

Joseph Grundfest (Stanford Law School)
Video

Robert Todd Lang (Weil, Gotshal, and Manges)
Video

Charles Nathan (Latham and Watkins)
Video

Leo Strine (Delaware Chancery Court)
Video

Concluding Remarks:

Robert Clark (Harvard Law School)
Video

Floyd Norris (The New York Times)
Video

Harvey Goldschmid (Securities and Exchange Commission)
Video