Category: Corporate

“30 Under 30” Pipeline to Prison

BY: Katie Negron, RBFL Student Editor The Forbes 30 Under 30 List has grown to showcase and introduce people making substantial differences and innovations in their given community. Broken into several categories including tech, finance, medical, entertainment, and more, the list has evolved to become a notable achievement for many younger entrepreneurs. Over the course […]

DAOs: The Future of Business Organization?

BY: Marina Phillips, RBFL Editor Decentralized Autonomous Organizations (“DAOs”) are becoming an increasingly popular means of organizing people from around the world for a common purpose. For those who are unfamiliar with the term, DAOs are essentially organizations or entities formed in blockchain and can be formed for both for-profit or not-for-profit purposes. DAOs are […]

The High Standard for Material Adverse Effects: Elon Musk’s On-Again, Off-Again (On Again) Twitter Acquisition

BY: Noah Adams, RBFL Student Editor In April of 2022, Twitter accepted a $44 billion takeover bid from Elon Musk, which would see the Tesla and SpaceX CEO take the social media company private. Musk, a self-proclaimed free-speech absolutist, declared that his acquisition of Twitter was essential to protect the virtual town square from harmful […]

The FTC’s Attempts to Limit Merger and Acquisitions Over-broad Non-competes

BY: Conner Ahler, RBFL Editor The Federal Trade Commission blocked a non-compete agreement between two firms in the process of selling and purchasing gas stations in response to pressure from the Executive Branch to increase competition in the American economy. Employment non-compete agreements are usually the type under such scrutiny, making this action unique. The […]

Can Executive Compensation Lead to More Corporate Diversity?

BY: Isha Kumar, RBFL Student Editor Firms often tie executive compensation to corporate social responsibility goals such as increased diversity, energy efficiency, employee wellbeing and product safety. [1] Recently, since 2020, large companies such as Nike, Starbucks and McDonald’s have begun to incentivize executives to achieve diversity hiring goals by increasing executive compensation if these […]

Shifting Viewpoints on ESG and Potential Mandatory Disclosures

By: Robert Gilligan, RBFL Student Editor For a long time, people believed that a corporation deciding to pursue environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG) initiatives was a decision that necessarily involved divergence from the corporate mission of garnering value for shareholders. However, in recent years, this thinking has undergone a dramatic shift. Today, investors, executives, […]

A Historical Perspective on the Japanese Keiretsu

By: Sarah Klim, RBFL Student Editor In the U.S., a corporation is made up of many different constituencies, often including its shareholders, managers, creditors, and employees. Most large companies are publicly-traded and widely-held. Large institutional investors, such as Vanguard and Fidelity, are also common. The majority of shareholders are typically not managers, although management may […]

Rethinking Dual-Class Voting Structures

By: Justin Brogan, RBFL Student Editor Delaware law permits corporations to assign classes of stock differential voting rights.[1] For example, Class A stock at a given corporation could be assigned ten votes per share, while Class B stock could carry just one vote per share. Traditionally, this stock structure has been utilized by family-owned corporations […]

Volume 37: Fall 2017

ISSUE I – FALL 2017 Development Articles Table of Contents Helen Huang, Chinese Shadow Banking and Its Impact on the U.S. Economy, 37 REV. BANKING & FIN. L. 2 (2017). Wyndham Hubbard, Understanding the Modern Private Student Loan Market, 37 REV. BANKING & FIN. L. 18 (2017). Harrison Kessler, A Lower Dividend for High Asset Federal […]