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May 22nd 2014:Corporate Governance in the Global Market: Multiple Rules on Risk, Liability, Stakeholder Rights, Accountability, Transparency and Corruption

How corporations are governed has enormous impact on sustainability & profitability. So how do global firms assess risks & liabilities in a world of multiple, often contradictory, governance regimes? “What is legal in one country,” says, Stetson Law Professor & expert on corporate governance Ciara Torres-Spelliscy, “may be illegal, even criminal, in another.” Take political spending vs shareholders rights: A US CEO can give shareholder money to any politician s/he chooses,while a UK board is liable for unauthorized expenditure. How do you define business judgment? Bribery? Disclosure/Transpar

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Ciara Torres-Spelliscy

Ciara Torres-Spelliscy is an assistant professor, teaching Election Law, Corporate Governance, and Constitutional Law at Stetson University College of Law, following a stint as Counsel in the Democracy Program of the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law. She was an associate at Arnold & Porter LLP & a staffer for Sen. Richard Durbin. She has testified before Congress and helped draft legislation & Supreme Court briefs. She has been published and quoted in a several law and public policy reviews, as well as in the international/national business press, television and electronic media. She is on the 2013 Lawyer of Color's "50 Under 50" list of minority law professors making an impac
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