PROVO, Utah, March 1, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- BYU Law School, a leading national law school focused on innovation in the legal field, today kicks off its first annual BYU Law Winter Deals Conference, taking place March 1-2. Focusing on "New Ideas for Modern Markets' Most Difficult Challenges," the Winter Deals Conference features state-of-the-art research on topics related to mergers and acquisitions (M&A), venture capital, corporate and sovereign debt, transaction design, corporate governance and blockchain contracting.
BYU Law School's Winter Deals Conference brings leading scholars and practitioners to Park City, Utah, located within one of the most vibrant technology clusters in the United States, to discuss some of the modern global economy's most pressing legal issues. The event is sponsored by Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati and Bloomberg BNA's flagship legal technology platform, Bloomberg Law, alongside BYU Law's Transactional Design Project.
"We are in the midst of a period of profound change in how markets in the United States and around the globe operate and are regulated, with examples ranging from the influence of activist hedge funds in corporate governance to the introduction of blockchain contracting technology," said Matthew Jennejohn, conference founder and Professor at BYU Law. "The Winter Deals Conference is an incubator for developing new policy and law, bringing together a select group of leading thinkers from academia, the public sector and private practice to propose and debate solutions to the problems those changes present."
Vice Chancellor Sam Glasscock III of the Delaware Court of Chancery will present the Conference keynote on the origins of the courts of chancery and the implications for modern corporate governance. The Delaware Court of Chancery is the leading court for corporate governance matters in the United States; its judges regularly adjudicate disputes relating to M&A deals and other complex commercial transactions. Glasscock will also participate in a plenary roundtable on recent developments in Delaware corporate law with Justice Randy Holland, formerly a justice on the Delaware Supreme Court, moderated by Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati partners Steven Guggenheim and Brad Sorrels.
Other leading scholars and practitioners who will present at the Conference include: Iman Anabtawi, Professor of Law at UCLA; Robert Bartlett, Professor of Law at UC Berkeley; Anthony Casey, Professor of Law and Mark Claster Mamolen Teaching Scholar at University of Chicago; Albert Choi, Albert C. BeVier Research Professor of Law at University of Virginia; Robert Daines, Pritzker Professor of Law and Business at Stanford; Mira Ganor, Judge Solomon Casseb, Jr. Research Professor in Law at UT Austin; Marcel Kahan, George T. Lowy Professor of Law at New York University; Katherine Ku, Partner at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati; Ed Rock, Martin Lipton Professor of Law at New York University; Gordon Smith, Dean and Glen L. Farr Professor of Law at BYU Law School; Eric Talley, Isidor and Seville Sulzbacher Professor of Law at Columbia; and Urska Velikonja, Professor of Law at Georgetown.
The Winter Deals Conference will be held on March 1-2 at the Grand Summit Lodge in Canyons Village of Park City Mountain Resort. For more information, visit https://winterdeals.byu.edu/2018-conference/.
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