Monday, March 21
9:00 - 10:00 a.m.
Faculty Lounge, Rm. 237
Topic: Executive Compensation
Robert Mundheim, Shearman & Sterling, New York
John Cannon III, Shearman & Sterling, New York
Simone Sepe, faculty, James E. Rogers College of Law
Robert H. Mundheim is Of Counsel to Shearman & Sterling and formerly Senior Executive Vice-President and General Counsel of Salomon Smith Barney Holdings Inc. Prior to joining Salomon Inc. as its Executive Vice-President and General Counsel in September 1992, Mr. Mundheim was Co-Chairman of the New York law firm of Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson and University Professor of Law and Finance at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where he had taught since 1965. He served as Dean of that institution for seven and a half years (1982-1989). Among his other professional activities, Mr. Mundheim has been General Counsel to the U.S. Treasury Department (1977-1980); Special Counsel to the Securities and Exchange Commission (1962-1963); and Vice-Chairman, Governor-at-Large and a member of the Executive Committee of the National Association of Securities Dealers (1988-1991). He was Chairman of the Board of Directors of Quadra Realty Trust, a director of eCollege, Benjamin Moore, Commerce Clearing House, Arnhold & S. Bleichroeder Holdings, Inc. and First Pennsylvania Bank. Mr. Mundheim is a Trustee of New School University, a Trustee of the Curtis Institute of Music, and a member of the Council of the American Law Institute. He chairs the American Bar Association's Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility. He advises the American Law Institute project on the Governance of Non-Profit Organizations and chaired the Institute's Corporate Governance Committee. He served as a member of the ABA Task Force on Corporate Responsibility and has been a faculty member of the Vanderbilt Directors' College, the Duke Directors' Education Institute and the Stanford Directors' College.
John Cannon III is Practice Group Leader of the Executive Compensation & Employee Benefits Group at Shearman & Sterling and focuses on all aspects of compensation and benefits, including corporate, securities, bankruptcy, employment and tax laws and ERISA. He has extensive experience in executive compensation and corporate governance matters, Dodd-Frank and Sarbanes-Oxley, and the employee issues raised in the mergers and acquisitions context. Mr. Cannon joined the firm in 1985 and became a partner in 1994.
Professor Simone Sepe's areas of expertise include business organizations, corporate finance, contract theory, and law and economics. His scholarship focuses on corporate governance, corporate finance, and the theory of institutions. He holds doctoral degrees in both law and economics. Professor Sepe practiced banking and finance law at Clifford Chance, an international law firm based in London, and worked as an investment banker at Fortress Investment Group in London and New York. He joined the faculty of the James E. Rogers College of Law in 2010.