Widener University School of Law is pleased to announce that Edward B. Rock, the Saul A. Fox Distinguished Professor of Business Law at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, will deliver the 2009 annual Francis G. Pileggi Distinguished Lecture in Law.
Rock’s lecture, “When the government is the controlling shareholder: Implications for Delaware,” will be held on Friday, Oct. 9 in the du Barry Room of the Hotel du Pont in Wilmington. He will also speak to students on Widener’s Delaware campus at 11 a.m. in Polishook Hall room 203.
Rock co-directs Penn Law’s Institute for Law and Economics, a position that allows him to shape its programs in corporate governance. He also serves as a professor of business and public policy at The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He teaches and writes in the areas of corporate law, corporate governance, and mergers and acquisitions.
Rock holds a bachelor of science degree in physics and mathematics from Yale University, a bachelor of arts degree in philosophy and politics from the University of Oxford and his law degree from the University of Pennsylvania Law School. His career highlights include serving as the Lady Davis Fellow, visiting law professor and as a Fulbright Scholar at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem in Israel, and as a visiting professor of international banking and capital markets law at the Institut fur Arbeits-Wirtschafts und Zivil Recht, Johann Wolfgang Goethe – Universitaet in Germany. Prior to his career in academia, Rock was a partner with Fine, Kaplan and Black in Philadelphia.
The annual lecture event is presented by Widener Law and the Delaware Journal of Corporate Law
. The series has attracted many renowned speakers in the area of corporate law since the first Pileggi lecture in 1986. This year’s program has been approved in Delaware for one continuing legal education credit (no ethics) and in Pennsylvania for one substantive continuing legal education credit (no ethics). There is no cost to attend the breakfast or lecture. The event is made possible by the generosity of Francis G. Pileggi, a founding attorney of Pileggi & Pileggi and father of Widener Law alumnus Francis G.X. Pileggi, who conceived of the idea through a desire to create a corporate law forum for practitioners, judges and academics.
Those interested in attending the breakfast presentation should call 302.477.2145 by Friday, Oct. 2. Seating is limited.