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Professor Omari Simmons participates in ‘In the Boardroom: Corporate Governance Reform Meets the Real World’ symposium at the University of Illinois

Professor Omari Simmons

Omari Simmons’ research interests include corporate governance and education policy. Prior to joining the Wake Forest Law School faculty in 2006, Professor Simmons worked as corporate counsel for two multinational corporations and as an associate at the law firm of Wilmer Hale in Washington, D.C.

Professor Omari Simmons will participate in the symposium, “In the Boardroom: Corporate Governance Reform Meets the Real World,” on Thursday, March 8-9, 2012, at the University of Illinois College of Law in Champaign-Urbana.

Simmons will present research from an essay titled “The Corporate Immune System: Governance from the Inside Out” which will be published in the Illinois Law Review. 

The goal of the symposium is to enrich the understanding of the corporate board of directors and the role of reform in the corporate arena.  The symposium brings together well-known legal, management and finance scholars to explore how policymaking initiatives and court decisions interact with theory and practice.

Simmons’ research interests include corporate governance and education policy.  Prior to joining the Wake Forest Law School faculty in 2006, Simmons worked as corporate counsel for two multinational corporations and as an associate at the law firm of Wilmer Hale in Washington, D.C.  Immediately after law school, he clerked for the Honorable E. Norman Veasey, Chief Justice of the Delaware Supreme Court.  He is a member of the American Law Institute.