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    Another "Best Practices" May Not Be Best After All

    For years, I've been critical of governance experts who promote "best practices" without any basis that these practices are actually effective, much less the best.  For example, the Harvard Law School's Shareholder Rights Project undertook to push...

    Harvard Shareholder Rights Project, proxy advisor, Roberta Romano, Corporate Governance, CEO, chairman of the board, John Coates

    Did The Harvard Shareholder Rights Project Prove Itself Wrong?

    In December 2014, Stanford Law School Professor Joseph A. Grundfest and Daniel M. Gallagher incited an academic titanomachy when they released a draft of an academic paper provocatively entitled "Did Harvard Violate Federal Securities Law?  The...

    Harvard Shareholder Rights Project, practice of law, Rule 14a-8, Corporate Governance, Daniel M. Gallagher, Declassified board, Joseph A. Grundfest, Martijn Cremers, Simone M. Sepe, staggered board, Stephen Bainbridge