• About the Author: Bernard Sharfman

    Bernard Sharfman is an associate fellow of the R Street Institute, a member of the Journal of Corporation Law’s editorial advisory board, a Visiting Assistant Professor of Law at the University …

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10 Apr. 2018 | Comments (0)
SEC Commissioner Robert Jackson and Perpetual Dual Class Shares
The elimination of perpetual dual class shares in IPOs is a solution without a real problem to solve. Of the 19 companies that utilized dual class sha…

14 Dec. 2017 | Comments (0)
On Governance: The First Critique of the ‘Framework for U.S. Stewardship and Governance’
In my Internet searching, I have yet to find any criticism of the principles laid out in the Framework. However, if one looks closely at this Framewor…

18 Oct. 2016 | Comments (0)
Debating Proxy Access with Substance, not Bluster
Proxy access is the ability of certain privileged shareholders to have their own slate of director nominees included in the company’s proxy materials …