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Professor Alan Palmiter tells New York Times revolt at Sequoia is ‘highly unusual’

Professor Alan Palmiter was quoted in a New York Times story, “Huge Valeant Stake Exposes Rift at Sequoia Fund,” by James B. Stewart published on Nov. 12, 2015. In the story, Professor Palmiter said the board revolt at Sequoia was highly unusual. “I’ve never heard of mutual fund directors ever quitting in protest of fund management. I’m sure it’s happened, but the world of mutual fund directors is one of ‘go along to get along.’ ” Continue reading »

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Professor Alan Palmiter tells the Wall Street Journal there may have been pent up demand for proxy access

Wake Forest Law Professor Alan Palmiter talks to the Wall Street Journal about the recent uptick from proxy access.

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Investors have new ammunition in the fight to place directors on company boards – improved financial performance. Continue reading »

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Professor Alan Palmiter’s research cited by the Business Law Professors’ Blog

Professor Alan Palmiter’s research was used as a source for an article in the Business Law Professors’ Blog. Continue reading »

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Wake Forest Law and CEES partner to offer JD/MA in Sustainability

The Wake Forest University School of Law and the University’s Center for Energy, Environment and Sustainability (CEES) are partnering to offer a dual Juris Doctor and Master of Arts in Sustainability (JD/MA) degree. What makes this degree unique is that unlike most dual degree offerings, students will be able to complete the degree in three years. Continue reading »

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Professor Alan Palmiter quoted by The Associated Press about Duke Energy paying $146 million over CEO ouster

Professor Alan Palmiter tells The Associated Press in a story about Duke Energy paying $146 million to settle claims from shareholders after the company ousted its CEO, “The decision to settle was probably driven by insurers who feared forking out more if the case went to trial.” Continue reading »

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Law Review hosts ‘The Future of Financial Intermediation’ symposium on March 27

The Wake Forest Law Review will host its Spring 2015 symposium, “The Future of Financial Intermediation,” on Friday, March 27, in the Worrell Professional Center, Room 1312. The event, which is co-sponsored by the BB&T Center for the Study of Capitalism, is free and open to the public. The North Carolina Bar Association has approved the symposium for 4.5 hours of CLE credit.

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Professor Alan Palmiter quoted in New York Times on Valeant’s $53 billion hostile takeover bid for Allergan, maker of Botox

Professor Alan Palmiter is quoted in an Oct. 26, 2014, New York Times article on Valeant Pharmaceuticals ‘ partnering with a hedge fund to buy out Allergan, the maker of Botox.

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Faculty News and Notes Winter 2013 – 2014

Following is the most recent roundup of Wake Forest University School of Law’s faculty research, publications, presentations, honors and awards. Continue reading »

Professor Alan Palmiter quoted in Bloomberg Businessweek regarding potential class-action lawsuit involving Furniture Brands International

Furniture Brands International Inc. is facing a class-action lawsuit from investors who accuse the company and its management of deliberately misleading them about its financial status prior to entering Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Sept. 9. Continue reading »

Professor Alan Palmiter tells Barron’s the 1940 Investment Act has not protected shareholders

As former SEC Chairman Manuel Cohen taught, “Wall Street rarely moves toward reform unless it is pushed.” While the mutual-fund industry wrestles with regulators, consumer groups, independent advisors and Congress about the need for reducing fund fees, disclosure and increased transparency, no one seems to be asking how all this is affecting the industry’s customers. Continue reading »