Lisa Fairfax's Posts

Some Canadian Perspective on Proxy Access (March 09, 2010)

Last week I gave a lecture in Canada on shareholder activism. I had the very unique experience of being in... (Category: Securities)

American Express and "Taking Part" in CSR (March 08, 2010)

If you watched the Oscars last night (and I will save the commentary for someone else!), then you probably saw... (Category: Social Responsibility)

E-Proxy and Retail Participation: Can we stop the bleeding? (February 23, 2010)

Yesterday the SEC amended the e-proxy rules so that, among other things, companies would have greater flexibility with regard to... (Category: Securities)

Big Business in Corporate Culture: Are there no good guys (or gals)? (February 22, 2010)

On Friday I participated in a conference at GW Business School entitled Corporate Governance and the Vision of the Firm,... (Category: Popular Culture)

Pizza and Puffery in the Blogosphere (February 18, 2010)

The blogosphere seems abuzz with talk about Domino's latest commercial calling out Papa John's "Better Pizza. Better Ingredients" slogan as... (Category: Marketing)

The Saints Go Marchin' In! (February 07, 2010)

For the first time in history, the New Orleans Saints are Superbowl Champs! Today I was more than happy to... (Category: Sports)

Preparing for DC's "Snowmageddon" (February 04, 2010)

We here in the DC region are preparing for what a Washington Post meteorologist has called "Snowmageddon," with others referring... (Category: Current Affairs)

Charitable Giving, Hedge Fund Style (February 03, 2010)

As I have noted in other post, many so-called activist hedge funds engage in charitable giving. Interestingly, these funds also... (Category: Social Responsibility)

Activist Investors: A Billionaire's Club? (January 26, 2010)

Today our class discussed individual shareholder activists. While some investors with more social agendas get swept into the group, most... (Category: Corporate Governance)

Excessive Director Compensation? (January 21, 2010)

The latest issue of Fortune magazine has an article that begins with this provocative opener: Here's a strong opinion right... (Category: Corporate Governance)

Same Old Scam, New Twist? (January 15, 2010)

I received an email today that stated the following: I am Maria Johnson. A dying woman who had decided to... (Category: Crime and Criminal Law)

DC's Bag Tax (January 13, 2010)

If you are planning to buy something from the grocery store, pharmacy, or other food-service provider in Washington, DC, you... (Category: Social Responsibility)

The Bar on Director and Officer Bars (January 12, 2010)

During the AALS BA Section, Renee Jones noted that, in terms of enhancing corporate accountability, it may be helpful to... (Category: White Collar Crime)

Clawbacks and Remedies Involving Personal Liability (January 11, 2010)

Like Erik, I thought I would offer some thoughts on AALS. In addition to my role on the BA Section,... (Category: AALS)

The Financial Crisis and Classroom Dynamics (January 05, 2010)

My observations about teaching a shareholder activism course in the midst of ongoing changes regarding such activism reminded me of... (Category: Financial Crisis)

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