Law and Capital Markets @ Ohio State is a program of The Moritz College of Law at The Ohio State University. The nonpartisan program aims to further the study of capital markets and corporate law. The program hosts multiple events throughout the year in Columbus and key financial centers. These events generate open and vigorous exchange about the leading problems and issues dealmakers face and are commonly co-sponsored by private organizations.
The Mergers & Acquisitions Roundtable included thought leaders from law firms, investment banking, private equity, hedge funds, academia and government engaged in an open and vigorous exchange of ideas about the top challenges facing dealmakers today.
In 2012, the Mergers & Acquisitions Roundtable was held in New York City on May 8-9 and was co-sponsored by Kirkland & Ellis LLP.
Participants included Moritz College of Law faculty and Law and Capital Markets @ Ohio State Executive Director Professors Steven M. Davidoff, and Fellows Dale Oesterle, Paul Rose and Associate Dean Donald B. Tobin. Participants also included Daniel Wolf (Kirkland & Ellis), Chief Justice Steele, Chancellor Strine and Vice Chancellor Parsons. For a list of conference attendees, see here.
The first session, moderated by Kirkland & Ellis partner Daniel Wolf, focused on hot topics in private equity, including conflict of interest issues involving lawyers, bankers, and special committees.
The second session, which was moderated by Law and Capital Markets @ Ohio State project members Professors Steven M. Davidoff, focused on special issues arising from hedge fund activism, including developments in shareholder activism and possible revisions to the Williams Act.