Join us for a presentation and open discussion with Martin Lipton about what is potentially the most important and probably inexorable current trend – the so-called “New Paradigm.” Mr. James Fontanella-Kahn of the Financial Times will act as interviewer and moderator. We will also have plenty of time for questions from the floor. The principal tenet of the new paradigm is the replacement of shareholder primacy with “stakeholder” primacy. Were this to happen, the implications for regulatory, legal, governance, strategy, supply chain and other long-standing management principles would be profound. We will be able to cover the many forces pushing the new paradigm into our boardrooms – whether we like it or not.
An interesting and provocative session is guaranteed: Martin Lipton is the top thought leader on this subject anywhere. For those of you who might like to read Marty’s thoughts in advance, following is a link to one of his many articles on the topic: Spotlight on Boards
Martin Lipton, a founding partner of Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, specializes in advising major corporations on mergers and acquisitions and matters affecting corporate policy and strategy. Lipton is a Trustee of New York University (Chairman 1998-2015), a Trustee of the New York University School of Law (Chairman 1988-1998), a Trustee of the NYU Langone Medical Center, an emeritus member of the Council of the American Law Institute, a member of the Board of Advisors of the Institute of Judicial Administration and an Honorary Chair of The American College of Governance Counsel. Lipton is a member of the Executive Committee of the Partnership for New York City and served as its Co-Chair (2004-2006). Lipton has a B.S. in Economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and an LL.B. from the New York University School of Law. He is an Adjunct Professor of Law, New York University School of Law, a member of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, and a Chevalier de la Legion d’Honneur. Mr. Lipton is an Emeritus Chairman of Prep for Prep, having served as Chairman from 1990 to 2002.
US corporate finance and deals editor, Financial Times; Moderator
James Fontanella-Khan is US corporate finance and deals editor at the Financial Times covering deals across America. Previously he worked on Lex and as a correspondent in Brussels, New Delhi and Mumbai. He started his career at the FT in London on the news desk in 2005. He graduated at Science Po, Paris. He is the co-creator of the FT’s premium corporate finance briefing called Due Diligence.