Widener Law’s Annual Pileggi Lecture Considers “Delaware’s Choice”

 Widener University School of Law is pleased to announce that Guhan Subramanian, the Joseph Flom Professor of Law & Business at Harvard Law School, will deliver the 2013 Annual Francis G. Pileggi Distinguished Lecture in Law.

The media is invited to cover Subramanian’s lecture, “Delaware’s Choice,” on Friday, Nov. 22 in the du Barry room of the Hotel du Pont at 11th and Market Streets in Wilmington.

Subramanian, who also serves as the Douglas Weaver Professor of Business Law at Harvard Business School, is expected to discuss Delaware’s antitakeover statute, its constitutionality and the merits of amending it to strengthen it against a possible legal challenge.

He will give an encore version of the lecture to students on Widener’s Delaware campus at 11 a.m. in Polishook Hall room 203, 4601 Concord Pike. Reporters interested in attending the lecture at the Hotel du Pont are asked to contact the public relations office at Widener in advance so that we may anticipate your attendance for breakfast, which begins at 8 a.m. The talk at the hotel will run from 8:45 to 9:45 a.m.

Subramanian is the first person in the history of Harvard University to hold tenured appointments to both the law school and the business school. His research explores topics in corporate governance and negotiations, and he has published articles in the Stanford Law Review, the Yale Law Journal, the Harvard Business Review and the Harvard Law Review. His work has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times and The American Lawyer. His book “Dealmaking: The New Strategy of Negotiauctions” has been translated into five other languages. Prior to joining the Harvard faculty he spent three years at McKinsey & Company.

The annual Pileggi lecture is presented by Widener Law and the Delaware Journal of Corporate Law. The series has attracted many renowned speakers in the area of corporate law since the first Pileggi lecture in 1986. This year’s program has been approved in Delaware for one continuing legal education credit (no ethics) and in Pennsylvania for one substantive continuing legal education credit (no ethics).

There is no cost to attend the breakfast or lecture. The event is made possible by the generosity of Francis G. Pileggi, a founding attorney of Pileggi & Pileggi and father of Widener Law alumnus Francis G.X. Pileggi, who conceived of the idea through a desire to create a corporate law forum for practitioners, judges and academics.

Those interested in attending should call 302.477.2014 or email Rose Callahan at Seating is limited.

 Read more Delaware business litigation case summaries and commentary on Delaware Corporate and Commercial Litigation Blog, a blog hosted by Francis G.X. Pileggi, of Eckert Seamans.

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