Leo E. Strine, Jr

Leo E. Strine, Jr., Michael L. Wachter Distinguished Fellow in Law and Policy at the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School; Ira M. Millstein Distinguished Senior Fellow at the Ira M. Millstein Center for Global Markets and Corporate Ownership at Columbia Law School; former Chief Justice and Chancellor of Delaware; Of Counsel, Corporate Department at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz. Mr. Strine speaks and writes frequently on corporate and public law, particularly the impact of business on society, and has been published in the Cornell Law Review, Duke Law Journal, Harvard Law Review, and Stanford Law Review, among many others.

The Purpose of Business is to Solve Problems of Society, Not to Cause Them

Claims that a stakeholder-focused system of corporate governance cannot succeed in the US are perverse because they take as given that corporations...

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