W&L Law Professor Lyman Johnson has been tapped to give the 28th Annual Francis G. Pileggi Distinguished Lecture in Law at Widener University School of Law in Delaware. Professor Johnson’s talk is entitled “Unsettled and Unsettling Issues in Corporate Law” and will take place on Friday, November 9, 2012.
Professor Johnson is the Robert O.Bentley Professor of Law at Washington and Lee University School of Law and the LeJeune Distinguished Chair in Law at the University of St. Thomas School of Law. Professor Johnson is a nationally known scholar, whose work focuses on business associations, securities regulations, corporate finance, and business planning. His scholarship has appeared in a variety of publications including the Boston University Law Review, Columbia Law Review, George Washington Law Review, and the Delaware Journal of Corporate Law. His scholarship has been cited by judges, in their own scholarly writings, presentations, and in judicial decisions, including in In re the Walt Disney Company Derivative Litigation, 2005 WL 2056651 (Del. Ch. Aug. 9, 2005), where two of his articles on fiduciary duties were cited. In addition, his article on the business judgment rule was voted by American corporate law professors to be one of the “Top 10” corporate and securities law articles in the country for the year 2005.