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Amann named counselor of the American Society of International Law

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Associate Dean and Woodruff Chair in International Law Diane Marie Amann was recently elected as a counselor of the American Society of International Law. Serving on the Executive Council, counselors are senior members who have made significant contributions to the society and to the study and development of international law. Previously Amann served as vice president of ASIL in addition to holding many other society leadership posts over the years.


Polsky featured in the International Business Times

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Shackelford Distinguished Professor in Taxation Law Gregg D. Polsky was featured the International Business Times regarding his thoughts on eliminating tax provisions that allow Wall Street money managers to pay a lower tax rate on their compensation than most middle-class people pay on their income. The article titled "Will Hedge Fund Millionaires Flee South If They Face Higher Taxes? Wall Street Fights Move to Close Loophole" was written by Josh Keefe and David Sirota and published 4/25/17.


Thompson appointed as independent compliance monitor for Volkswagen

Monday, April 24, 2017

Sibley Professor in Corporate and Business Law Larry D. Thompson was named as Volkswagen's independent compliance monitor under the terms of its settlements with the U.S. government. In this role, Thompson will assess, oversee and monitor the company’s compliance with the terms of its settlements for a period of three years, including measures to further strengthen Volkswagen’s compliance, reporting and monitoring mechanisms and implementation of an enhanced compliance and ethics program. He will also be tasked with certifying that Volkswagen's compliance program is able to detect something like the diesel matter and prevent it from happening again. The announcement titled "Volkswagen AG Statement on Appointment of Larry D. Thompson as Independent Compliance Monitor" was published 4/21/17 and appears on the automaker's website.


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White publishes article in Employee Rights and Employment Policy Journal

Monday, April 24, 2017

Dean and Hosch Professor Emeritus Rebecca Hanner White has published "Taking on an Industry: Women and Directing in Hollywood" (with M. Zimmer and C. Sullivan) in 20 Employee Rights and Employee Policy Journal 229 (2016).


E. Burch featured in Law360

Friday, April 21, 2017

Kirbo Chair Elizabeth Chamblee Burch was featured in a Law360 article regarding her thoughts on fees in the NFL concussion settlement. The article "Fee Disputes Cause Hiccup In NFL Concussion Settlement" was written by Zachary Zagger and was published 4/13/17.

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