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Interview With Cynthia E. White, Antoinette E. Walker, Cynthia E. White, Legal Oral History Project, University Of Pennsylvania Carey Law School Mar 2003

Interview With Cynthia E. White, Antoinette E. Walker, Cynthia E. White, Legal Oral History Project, University Of Pennsylvania Carey Law School

Legal Oral History Project

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Cynthia E. White (L '80) worked in the City of Phialdelphia Law Department from 1984 to 2017, becoming Chief Deputy Solicitor of the Tax Unit in 1995. She has also served as president and board chairman of the Consumer Bankruptcy Assistance Project


Interview With Robert C. Sheehan, Daniel Yunger, Robert C. Sheehan, Legal Oral History Project, University Of Pennsylvania Carey Law School Mar 2003

Interview With Robert C. Sheehan, Daniel Yunger, Robert C. Sheehan, Legal Oral History Project, University Of Pennsylvania Carey Law School

Legal Oral History Project

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Robert C. Sheehan (L '69) has practiced at Skadden, Arps since 1969 and served as Executive Partner from 1994 to 2009. He was won several awards for leadership and for pro bono work. He currently oversees Skadden's pro bono program. From 1996 to 2012 he was a member of the Penn Law Board of Overseers.


No Other Gods: Answering The Call Of Faith In The Practice Of Law, Howard Lesnick Jan 2003

No Other Gods: Answering The Call Of Faith In The Practice Of Law, Howard Lesnick

Faculty Scholarship at Penn Law

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Bringing Moral Values Into A Flawed Plea Bargaining System, Stephanos Bibas Jan 2003

Bringing Moral Values Into A Flawed Plea Bargaining System, Stephanos Bibas

Faculty Scholarship at Penn Law

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The Implications Of Transition Theory For Stare Decisis, Jill E. Fisch Jan 2003

The Implications Of Transition Theory For Stare Decisis, Jill E. Fisch

Faculty Scholarship at Penn Law

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The Real-World Shift In Criminal Procedure, Stephanos Bibas Jan 2003

The Real-World Shift In Criminal Procedure, Stephanos Bibas

Faculty Scholarship at Penn Law

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Is There A Role For Lawyers In Preventing Future Enrons?, Jill E. Fisch, Kenneth M. Rosen Jan 2003

Is There A Role For Lawyers In Preventing Future Enrons?, Jill E. Fisch, Kenneth M. Rosen

Faculty Scholarship at Penn Law

Following the collapse of the Enron Corporation, the ethical obligations of corporate attorneys have received increased scrutiny. The Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, enacted in response to calls for corporate reform, specifically requires the Securities and Exchange Commission to address the lawyer’s role by requiring covered attorneys to “report up” evidence of corporate wrongdoing to key corporate officers, and, in some circumstances, to the board of directors. Failure to “report up” subjects a lawyer to liability under federal law.

This Article argues that the reporting up requirement reflects a second-best approach to corporate governance reform. Rather than focusing on the ...


The Qualified Legal Compliance Committee: Using The Attorney Conduct Rules To Restructure The Board Of Directors, Jill E. Fisch, Caroline M. Gentile Jan 2003

The Qualified Legal Compliance Committee: Using The Attorney Conduct Rules To Restructure The Board Of Directors, Jill E. Fisch, Caroline M. Gentile

Faculty Scholarship at Penn Law

The Securities and Exchange Commission introduced a new corporate governance structure, the qualified legal compliance committee, as part of the professional standards of conduct for attorneys mandated by the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002. QLCCs are consistent with the Commission’s general approach to improving corporate governance through specialized committees of independent directors. This Article suggests, however, that assessing the benefits and costs of creating QLCCs may be more complex than is initially apparent. Importantly, QLCCs are unlikely to be effective in the absence of incentives for active director monitoring. This Article concludes by considering three ways of increasing these incentives.