Lisa Fairfax's Posts

Are the Reports of the Cupcake Craze Death Greatly Exagerated? (August 29, 2014)

Last month when Crumbs, America's first public cupcake company, announced it was closing most of its stores after its stock... (Category: Businesses of Note, Food)

"Publicness" and Market Basket (August 12, 2014)

As Joan Heminway has pointed out, I participated in a discussion group at the SEALS annual conference last week entitled... (Category: Conferences, Corporate Governance)

Another Look at the Benefits of Cost-Benefit Analysis (November 21, 2011)

Last week a Subcommittee of the House Financial Services Committee passed H.R. 2308, the "SEC Regulatory Accountability Act," which aims... (Category: Securities)

Pink Cabs and CSR (October 27, 2011)

I must admit I have been a bit surprised (though happily so) by the seeming strength of the endorsement and... (Category: Businesses of Note, Social Responsibility)

Lions, Tigers and Cars: Detroit on the Rebound? (October 14, 2011)

It seems like it is a pretty good year for Detroit. At least comparatively speaking. In 2008, Detroit didn't appear... (Category: Economic Development, Sports)

Reminder: Call for Papers for GW's C-LEAF Junior Faculty Workshop--Deadline October 7 (October 05, 2011)

Just a reminder that the deadline for the call for papers for the Junior Faculty Business and Financial Law Workshop... (Category: Calls for Papers)

Assessing DC's Bag Tax (September 30, 2011)

When it was enacted, I blogged about DC's bag tax law which went into effect in January of 2010 and... (Category: Current Affairs, Economic Development, Environment)

Another Say on Pay Update (September 29, 2011)

As David notes, one of the fallouts of a negative say on pay vote have been shareholder lawsuits. The lawsuits... (Category: Corporate Governance, Current Affairs, Fiduciary Law, Securities)

The Revenge of the Rating Agencies (August 11, 2011)

My colleague Jeffrey Manns has an op-ed in the New York Times called The Revenge of the Rating Agencies in... (Category: Current Affairs, Financial Crisis)

Should we eliminate corporate boards? (August 08, 2011)

Kelli Alces has an intriguing article coming out soon arguing that boards of large public corporations have become ineffective, and... (Category: Corporate Governance, Corporate Law)

Call for Papers: GW Junior Faculty Business and Financial Law Workshop and Prizes (August 03, 2011)

Here is another call for papers sponsored by GW's Center for Law, Economics, and Finance. Submissions can be sent to... (Category: Calls for Papers, Junior Scholars)

Some Thoughts on the Dodd-Frank Panel at SEALS (August 01, 2011)

Like Usha, I attended the SEALS conference, and have just recently returned. I moderated the discussion session regarding Dodd-Frank's anniversary.... (Category: Conferences, Financial Crisis)

DC Circuit Vacates Proxy Access Rule (July 22, 2011)

In case you have not heard, the DC Circuit decided today to vacate the SEC's newly adopted Rule 14a-11, the... (Category: Securities)

Dodd-Frank@1: What to Say about Say on Pay? (July 21, 2011)

Last year Dodd-Frank's say on pay rules sparked considerable debate. At least one poll revealed that 85% of shareholders supported... (Category: Masters: Dodd-Frank@1, Securities)

Post-Tenure Study: Despite Differences in Work Experiences, Most are Happy. . . (July 20, 2011)

In case you missed it, the American Bar Foundation, in collaboration with the Law School Admission Council, recently issued its... (Category: Law Schools/Lawyering)

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