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  • Prof. Bebchuk on Shareholders’ Power

    October 22, 2003

    In the Financial Times, Professor Lucian Bebchuk writes: The Securities and Exchange Commission formally proposed a rule this month that would provide shareholders with some access to the corporate ballot - the proxy card distributed to all voting shareholders. The rule would require some companies in certain circumstances to include the names of candidates nominated by shareholders who satisfy some minimum ownership requirements on the corporate ballot.

  • A Business of Beauty Is a Joy Forever

    April 24, 2003

    Avon calls itself the company for women, and for senior counsel Laura Quintano '95, it's not just a slogan.

  • Robert A.G. Monks '58

    Corporate Prophet

    April 24, 2003

    For the past 30 years, Robert A.G. Monks '58 has worked to change corporate governance and increase management accountability. Now, in the era of Enron, Global Crossing, WorldCom and other wayward companies, more people than ever are paying attention.

  • Some Old Familiar Places

    April 1, 2003

    They are companies known throughout the world. We grew up with their corporate incarnations–from Big Bird and G.I. Joe to the Avon Lady and Hershey’s…

  • Land of Milk Chocolate and Money

    April 1, 2003

    On a hill just past the intersection of Chocolate Avenue and Cocoa Avenue sits the world headquarters of the Hershey Foods Corp.

  • Professor W. Kip Viscusi

    Risky Business

    September 24, 2002

    Not many people have to specify that they don't think it's a good thing that cigarettes kill people. But W. Kip Viscusi mentions it nonetheless because his work--and its subject matter--can be oversimplified, he says. Not to mention vilified.

  • Robert

    Man of Steel

    September 1, 2002

    When Robert "Steve" Miller Jr. '66 got a call from Bethlehem Steel's board last year asking him to assume the flagging company's reins as chairman and CEO, he accepted in a matter of hours.

  • Joy Covey ’89

    A Conversation with Joy Covey

    July 1, 2002

    Joy Covey '89, a graduate of the J.D./M.B.A. program, recently wrapped up four years at, where she worked as the chief financial officer and strategist for the online retail giant.

  • Rob Chesnut

    Law of Supply and Demand

    October 1, 2001

    You wouldn't expect Rob Chesnut '84, the deputy general counsel to the largest online marketplace in the world, to be spending his day worrying about lawn darts.

  • The Biggest Game in Town

    October 1, 2001

    Tom Gallagher '69 doesn't gamble, but he certainly knows gaming. The president and CEO of Las Vegas' Park Place Entertainment, the world's largest casino and resort company, has been at the helm for just one year, but he is in many ways a veteran.

  • In the Money

    July 1, 2001

    Many alumni have made a fortune for their clients and themselves in the investment world. Five of them talk about how they do it--and why stock market fluctuations don't keep them up at night.

  • Power to the People

    July 1, 2001

    Matthew Freedman ’99 is all charged up. Just ask him about the deregulation of California’s utilities. He’ll tell you in passionate detail the tortuous story…

  • Air Unfair

    July 1, 2001

    Adjunct Professor Michael Levine likes to see airlines compete. After all, he helped deregulate the airline industry two decades ago before serving as an executive…

  • The Record Breaker

    April 27, 2001

    The former chief of Arista Records, who has shaped the careers of music legends Janis Joplin, Carlos Santana, and Whitney Houston, launches a new record label.


    April 27, 2001

    Despite the dizzying decline of the dot-com world, several alumni are determined to survive and thrive in their own digital start-ups.

  • All Politics Is Local at Appleseed

    September 28, 2000

    Harvard Law School's Appleseed Electorial Reform Project, inaugurated last summer seeks to increase voter participation and ensure that residents’ interests are represented through lawmakers and by the referendum process.

  • A Sense of Securities: J. Sinclair Armstrong ’41

    July 18, 2000

    J. Sinclair Armstrong '41 credits the faculty at the School in preparing him for his life and career. He has also taught himself to conquer new fields of expertise, and to face new challenges at the top levels of government and business.

  • The Vulnerability of the Middle Class

    July 18, 2000

    Despite today's booming economy, the number of middle-class families filing for bankruptcy in America is soaring, according to Professor Elizabeth Warren, Teresa Sullivan, and Jay Westbrook, coauthors of a new study, The Fragile Middle Class: Americans in Debt (Yale University Press, 2000).

  • Day and Night in N.Y.C.

    September 25, 1999

    Banker and community builder Deborah Wright '84, Parks Commissioner Henry J. Stern '57 and longtime Legal Aid lawyer Stephen Pokart ’65 all make their living in N.Y.C.

  • Writing

    Writing “The Good Black”

    April 26, 1999

    How two HLS roommates became author and subject.