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Present At The Creation: Reflections On The Early Years Of The National Association Of Corporate Directors, Lawrence J. Trautman 2014 SelectedWorks

Present At The Creation: Reflections On The Early Years Of The National Association Of Corporate Directors, Lawrence J. Trautman

Lawrence J. Trautman Sr.

Effective corporate governance is critical to the productive operation of the global economy and preservation of our way of life. Excellent governance execution is also required to achieve economic growth and robust job creation in any country. In the United States, the premier director membership organization is the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD). Since 1978, NACD plays a major role in fostering excellence in corporate governance in the United States and beyond.

The NACD has grown from a mere realization of the importance of corporate governance to become the only national membership organization created by and for corporate directors ...


Symposium: Criminal Law At The Crossroads: Turn To Accuracy, Dan Simon 2014 BLR

Symposium: Criminal Law At The Crossroads: Turn To Accuracy, Dan Simon

University of Southern California Legal Studies Working Paper Series

Given the pressing societal need to punish criminal behavior and the solemn nature of depriving people of their liberty and even life, one would expect that the accuracy of these fateful determinations would be the paramount goal of the criminal justice process. This article critically examines the system’s low prioritization of the accuracy of the verdicts it produces, and focuses on four key factors that hinder the attainment of accuracy: problems with the reliability of the evidence produced by police investigations, the opacity of criminal investigations, the intensity of the adversarial process, and the muddled understanding of the system ...


Theories Of State Compliance With International Law: Assessing The African Union's Ability To Ensure State Compliance With The African Charter And Constitutive Act, Stacy-Ann Elvy 2014 University of Georgia School of Law

Theories Of State Compliance With International Law: Assessing The African Union's Ability To Ensure State Compliance With The African Charter And Constitutive Act, Stacy-Ann Elvy

Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law

No abstract provided.


Standard Project Alliance Agreements, Chris Slocombe 2014 Bond University

Standard Project Alliance Agreements, Chris Slocombe

Public Infrastructure Bulletin

Alliancing, as a project delivery model, has come a

long way since its beginnings in the North Sea oil &

gas industry, and its subsequent uptake in Australia in

the mid 1990s. Now, almost 20 years after the Wandoo

Alliance, Australia’s first alliance project, alliancing has

created for itself a place in the project delivery model

armoury of most procurers of significant works, both

public and (to a lesser extent) private. Between 2004

and 2009, the total value of alliance projects in the road,

rail and water sectors in New South Wales, Victoria,

Queensland and Western Australia was $32 billion ...


From Patent Thickets To Patent Networks: The Legal Infrastructure Of The Digital Economy, Jonathan M. Barnett 2014 BLR

From Patent Thickets To Patent Networks: The Legal Infrastructure Of The Digital Economy, Jonathan M. Barnett

University of Southern California Legal Studies Working Paper Series

Scholarly and popular commentary often assert that markets characterized by intensive patent issuance and enforcement suffer from “patent thickets” that suppress innovation. This assertion is difficult to reconcile with continuous robust levels of R&D investment, coupled with declining prices, in technology markets that have operated under intensive patent issuance and enforcement for several decades. Using network visualization software, I show that information and communication technology markets rely on patent pools and other cross-licensing structures to mitigate or avoid patent thickets and associated inefficiencies. Based on the composition, structure, terms and pricing of selected leading patent pools in the ICT ...


Judicial Influence And The United States Federal District Courts: A Case Study, Justin R. Hickerson 2014 University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Judicial Influence And The United States Federal District Courts: A Case Study, Justin R. Hickerson

University of Tennessee Honors Thesis Projects

No abstract provided.


Sharing Public Safety Helicopters, Henry H. Perritt Jr. 2014 Chicago-Kent College of Law

Sharing Public Safety Helicopters, Henry H. Perritt Jr.

All Faculty Scholarship

No abstract provided.


Puerto Rico: America's Tax Haven Or Not, Jason Sampas 2014 California Western School of Law

Puerto Rico: America's Tax Haven Or Not, Jason Sampas

Jason Sampas

The United States' continually rising tax rates force wealthy individuals, businesses, and entrepreneurs to seek brilliant tax advisors for relief. Rather than spending endless hours searching for a loophole to reduce the high tax rates, they should avoid the United States tax system altogether and take advantage of significant tax benefits by moving to Puerto Rico. Puerto Rico is a United States possession, which is still part of the United States. However, Puerto Rican sourced income is exempt from United States taxation. Additionally, Puerto Rico recently passed aggressive tax legislation to lure wealthy Americans, and their businesses, to relocate. This ...


Puerto Rico: America's Tax Haven Or Not, Jason Sampas 2014 California Western School of Law

Puerto Rico: America's Tax Haven Or Not, Jason Sampas

Jason Sampas

The United States' continually rising tax rates force wealthy individuals, businesses, and entrepreneurs to seek brilliant tax advisors for relief. Rather than spending endless hours searching for a loophole to reduce the high tax rates, they should avoid the United States tax system altogether and take advantage of significant tax benefits by moving to Puerto Rico. Puerto Rico is a United States possession, which is still part of the United States. However, Puerto Rican sourced income is exempt from United States taxation. Additionally, Puerto Rico recently passed aggressive tax legislation to lure wealthy Americans, and their businesses, to relocate. This ...


Puerto Rico: America's Tax Haven Or Not, Jason Sampas 2014 California Western School of Law

Puerto Rico: America's Tax Haven Or Not, Jason Sampas

Jason Sampas

The United States' continually rising tax rates force wealthy individuals, businesses, and entrepreneurs to seek brilliant tax advisors for relief. Rather than spending endless hours searching for a loophole to reduce the high tax rates, they should avoid the United States tax system altogether and take advantage of significant tax benefits by moving to Puerto Rico. Puerto Rico is a United States possession, which is still part of the United States. However, Puerto Rican sourced income is exempt from United States taxation. Additionally, Puerto Rico recently passed aggressive tax legislation to lure wealthy Americans, and their businesses, to relocate. This ...


Puerto Rico: America's Tax Haven Or Not, Jason Sampas 2014 California Western School of Law

Puerto Rico: America's Tax Haven Or Not, Jason Sampas

Jason Sampas

The United States' continually rising tax rates force wealthy individuals, businesses, and entrepreneurs to seek brilliant tax advisors for relief. Rather than spending endless hours searching for a loophole to reduce the high tax rates, they should avoid the United States tax system altogether and take advantage of significant tax benefits by moving to Puerto Rico. Puerto Rico is a United States possession, which is still part of the United States. However, Puerto Rican sourced income is exempt from United States taxation. Additionally, Puerto Rico recently passed aggressive tax legislation to lure wealthy Americans, and their businesses, to relocate. This ...


Puerto Rico: America's Tax Haven Or Not, Jason Sampas 2014 California Western School of Law

Puerto Rico: America's Tax Haven Or Not, Jason Sampas

Jason Sampas

The United States' continually rising tax rates force wealthy individuals, businesses, and entrepreneurs to seek brilliant tax advisors for relief. Rather than spending endless hours searching for a loophole to reduce the high tax rates, they should avoid the United States tax system altogether and take advantage of significant tax benefits by moving to Puerto Rico. Puerto Rico is a United States possession, which is still part of the United States. However, Puerto Rican sourced income is exempt from United States taxation. Additionally, Puerto Rico recently passed aggressive tax legislation to lure wealthy Americans, and their businesses, to relocate. This ...


Puerto Rico: America's Tax Haven Or Not, Jason Sampas 2014 California Western School of Law

Puerto Rico: America's Tax Haven Or Not, Jason Sampas

Jason Sampas

The United States' continually rising tax rates force wealthy individuals, businesses, and entrepreneurs to seek brilliant tax advisors for relief. Rather than spending endless hours searching for a loophole to reduce the high tax rates, they should avoid the United States tax system altogether and take advantage of significant tax benefits by moving to Puerto Rico. Puerto Rico is a United States possession, which is still part of the United States. However, Puerto Rican sourced income is exempt from United States taxation. Additionally, Puerto Rico recently passed aggressive tax legislation to lure wealthy Americans, and their businesses, to relocate. This ...


Puerto Rico: America's Tax Haven Or Not, Jason Sampas 2014 California Western School of Law

Puerto Rico: America's Tax Haven Or Not, Jason Sampas

Jason Sampas

The United States' continually rising tax rates force wealthy individuals, businesses, and entrepreneurs to seek brilliant tax advisors for relief. Rather than spending endless hours searching for a loophole to reduce the high tax rates, they should avoid the United States tax system altogether and take advantage of significant tax benefits by moving to Puerto Rico. Puerto Rico is a United States possession, which is still part of the United States. However, Puerto Rican sourced income is exempt from United States taxation. Additionally, Puerto Rico recently passed aggressive tax legislation to lure wealthy Americans, and their businesses, to relocate. This ...


The Effect Of Forced Refocusing On The Value Of Diversified Firms, John G. Matsusaka, Yongxiang Wong 2014 BLR

The Effect Of Forced Refocusing On The Value Of Diversified Firms, John G. Matsusaka, Yongxiang Wong

University of Southern California Legal Studies Working Paper Series

This paper studies how investors responded when Chinese regulators required a group of large, publicly traded companies to divest their non-core hotel and real estate assets in 2010. The quasi-experiment allows direct estimates of the effect of diversification on value that are free from common selection problems in the literature. On average, stock prices rose 1 to 2 percent in response to forced refocusing, suggesting that corporate diversification was a value-destroying strategy for those firms. The implied “excess value/diversification discount” has at best a weak connection to the announcement return. The abnormal return was most positive for companies in ...


Interactions Between Public And Private Resource Governance: Key Insights From The Fisheries Case, Zdravka Tzankova 2014 SelectedWorks

Interactions Between Public And Private Resource Governance: Key Insights From The Fisheries Case, Zdravka Tzankova

Zdravka Tzankova

Growing in presence and visibility, eco-labels and other forms of green certification are the more obvious signs of a broader social and policy phenomenon: the rise of private regulation and nonstate, market-based governance of environmental and resource practices. The growth of private regulatory initiatives, especially initiatives led by NGOs and other civil society actors, is increasingly accompanied by concerns over their potential to detract from public, government regulation.

This paper seeks to generate insights on the nature and consequences of interaction between more traditional forms of public, government regulation and the growing realm of market-based regulation by nonstate actors. It ...


Uncharitable Hospitals: Why The Irs Needs Intermediate Sanctions To Regulate Tax-Exempt Hospitals, Rachel Weisblatt 2014 Boston College Law School

Uncharitable Hospitals: Why The Irs Needs Intermediate Sanctions To Regulate Tax-Exempt Hospitals, Rachel Weisblatt

Boston College Law Review

Tax-exempt hospitals receive millions of dollars worth of tax breaks each year for the purpose of providing care to their communities. Despite these tax breaks, however, there is little evidence to suggest that such breaks significantly benefit the hospitals’ communities. When a hospital no longer meets the federal standard for tax exemption, the Internal Revenue Service currently has two enforcement options: (1) do nothing; or (2) move to revoke the hospital’s tax-exempt status. Revocation, however, is a harsh option that is not appropriate for every circumstance where a hospital fails to meet one or more of the requirements for ...


State Capital: Global And Australian Perspectives, George Gilligan, Megan Bowman 2014 Seattle University School of Law

State Capital: Global And Australian Perspectives, George Gilligan, Megan Bowman

Seattle University Law Review

The activities of state-related pools of capital need to be understood within the context of an era of globalization, in which economic and political ties between many jurisdictions are deepening, A variety of modes of governance are emerging that have a capacity for impacts of broad international scope. The rising influence of more proactive state-led capitalism is one of the shaping variables in how the global economy has been changing swiftly in recent decades, and the effects of the Global Financial Crisis have arguably accelerated these structural shifts. This Article identifies three discrete phenomena in the state capital arena. First ...


What Is A Corporation? Liberal, Confucion, And Socialist Theories Of Enterprise Organization (And State, Family, And Personhood), Teemu Ruskola 2014 Seattle University School of Law

What Is A Corporation? Liberal, Confucion, And Socialist Theories Of Enterprise Organization (And State, Family, And Personhood), Teemu Ruskola

Seattle University Law Review

What is a corporation? An easy, but not very informative, answer is that it is a legal person. More substantive answers suggest it is a moral person, a person/thing, a production team, a nexus of private agreements, a city, a semi-sovereign, or a (secular) God. Despite the economic, political, and social importance of the corporate form, we do not have a generally accepted legal theory of what a corporation is, apart from the law’s questionable assertion that it is a “person.” In this Article, the author places the idea, and law, of the corporation in a comparative context ...


"Quack Corporate Governance" As Traditional Chinese Medicine: The Securities Regulation Cannibalization Of China's Corporate Law And A State Regulator's Battle Against Party State Political Economic Power, NIcholas Calcina Howson 2014 Seattle University School of Law

"Quack Corporate Governance" As Traditional Chinese Medicine: The Securities Regulation Cannibalization Of China's Corporate Law And A State Regulator's Battle Against Party State Political Economic Power, Nicholas Calcina Howson

Seattle University Law Review

From the start of the People’s Republic of China’s (PRC) “corporatization” project in the late 1980s, a Chinese corporate governance regime subject to increasingly enabling legal norms has been determined by mandatory regulations imposed by the PRC securities regulator, the China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC). Indeed, the Chinese corporate law system has been cannibalized by all-encompassing securities regulation directed at corporate governance, at least for companies with listed stock. This Article traces the path of that sustained intervention and makes a case—wholly contrary to the “quack corporate governance” critique much aired in the United States—that for ...


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