Events

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The University of Texas School of Law's 34th Annual Conference on Securities Regulation and Business Law

February 10, 2012 in Dallas, TX - Corporate Counseling
Patricia O. Vella

Patricia O. Vella, Morris Nichols Delaware Corporate Law Counseling Group Special Counsel, will serve as a panelist for the session entitled How Recent Fiduciary Duty Cases Affect Advice to Directors and Officers of Delaware and Texas Corporations, at The University of Texas School of Law’s 34th Annual Conference on Securities Regulation and Business Law in Dallas, Texas, on February 9-10, 2012.

Joining Tricia are The Honorable Jack B. Jacobs, Justice, Delaware Supreme Court, Charles Henry Still from Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P., and Byron F. Egan from Jackson Walker L.L.P. 

The panel will discuss the fiduciary issues that directors and officers have in the current M&A market and consider the lessons to be learned from recent decisions of courts in Delaware and Texas concerning the deference afforded boards to run a sale process, the competing interests of holders of common, preferred and debt, and the duties of controlling stockholders in a sale process and to avoid conduct that is oppressive to minority shareholders. The panel will also address fiduciary tensions in the executive compensation process and when the company faces insolvency, as well as director oversight duties.

The University of Texas School of Law Annual Conference on Securities Regulation and Business Law brings together  leading securities law experts, including practitioners, bankers, market makers, regulators and judges at the Belo Mansion in Dallas for two days of networking opportunities and engaging CLE programs featuring A-list speakers from Texas, New York, and Delaware.