Symposium on Delaware Corporate Law Reaches Across North America
Web Editor - Published: May 9, 2008

de gen corp law sympWidener Law hosted a symposium entitled The Delaware General Corporation Law for the 21st Century in the Ruby Vale Moot Court Room on Monday May 5th, but the day’s events reached a much wider audience. In addition to those able to attend the event in person, hundreds more were able to participate via a live video webcast sponsored by Corporation Service Company.

“Today, those of you here in person are joined by hundreds of law firm and in-house counsel who are participating by web hookup in 34 states and Canada,” remarked Dean Linda Ammons in her introduction. The event marked the first time that Widener Law has presented a symposium via live webcast, and event organizers estimated that roughly 400 people across North America participated in the symposium via the webcast. Remote participants who registered for the event received a link where they could log onto to view all four of the symposium panels, and they could email in questions to participate more fully in the discussion.

A leading provider of legal and financial services for large companies, law firms, and financial institutions, the Corporation Service Company sent notices about the symposium to firms and offices on their extensive client list. “Widener is getting exposure at the highest levels of corporate America,” noted Gretchen Olive, CSC’s director of education and industry affairs and a driving force behind the webcast. “This is one of our first video webcasts,” added Olive.

Additional sponsors of the symposium included The Vale Foundation, Abrams & Laster LLP, Potter Anderson & Corroon LLP, Richards Layton & Finger, and Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP.