Fordham Law

Sean Griffith Presents "The Market for Preclusion in Merger Litigation" Followed by Panel Discussion

October 15, 2012

"The Market for Preclusion in Merger Litigation," by Sean J. Griffith, T.J. Maloney Chair and Professor of Law at Fordham Law and Director of the Fordham Corporate Law Center, will be the topic of a panel discussion on Tuesday, October 16 at the Law School.

Professor Griffith will deliver his recent paper, co-authored by University of Connecticut School of Law Professor Alexandra Lahav. It focuses on the trend for corporate litigation involving Delaware-incorporated companies to be filed and ultimately resolved outside of the state. Professors Griffith and Lahav frame this litigation process as a "market for preclusion" with the potential to benefit all interested parties. In order to guard against opportunistic conduct in this market, however, the authors propose greater judicial oversight, and suggest a set of policy proposals designed to provide for a more efficient market for preclusion. The paper is set to publish in an upcoming edition of the Vanderbilt Law Review, and is currently available on SSRN.

Following Professor Griffith's presentation, a group of renowned panelists will respond. Panelists include the Honorable Loretta A. Preska '73, Chief Judge, U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York; Vincent R. Cappucci '84, Esq., Senior Partner at Entwistle & Cappucci LLP; and Alan J Stone, Esq., Partner at Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP.

This event is free and open to the public. CLE credit is available and is free for Fordham Law alumni. There is a $65 fee/$55 fee for academics, public interest attorneys and government attorneys who want CLE credit. Register here.