J. Robert Brown

University of Denver Sturm College of Law

2255 E. Evans Avenue

Denver, CO 80208

United States

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Scholarly Papers (58)

1.

Essay: Corporate Governance, the Securities and Exchange Commission, and the Limits of Disclosure

Catholic University Law Review, Vol. 57, No. 45, 2007-2008, University Denver Legal Studies Research Paper No. 07-27
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 25 Apr 2007 Last Revised: 22 Mar 2012
J. Robert Brown Jr.
University of Denver Sturm College of Law
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Disloyalty Without Limits: 'Independent' Directors and the Elimination of the Duty of Loyalty

Kentucky Law Journal, Vol. 95, p. 53, 2006-2007, U Denver Legal Studies Research Paper No. 07-10
Number of pages: 55 Posted: 26 Jan 2007 Last Revised: 22 Mar 2012
J. Robert Brown Jr.
University of Denver Sturm College of Law
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Criticizing the Critics: Sarbanes Oxley and Quack Corporate Governance

Marquette Law Review, Vol. 90, p. 309, 2006, U Denver Legal Studies Research Paper No. 07-11
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 26 Jan 2007 Last Revised: 22 Mar 2012
J. Robert Brown Jr.
University of Denver Sturm College of Law
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The "Great Fall": The Consequences of Repealing the Glass-Steagall Act

Stanford Journal of Law, Business, and Finance, Vol. 2, No. 1, p. 129, Fall 1995, U Denver Legal Studies Research Paper Series
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 06 Feb 2007
J. Robert Brown Jr.
University of Denver Sturm College of Law
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Opting Only in: Contractarians, Waiver of Liability Provisions, and the Race to the Bottom

U Denver Legal Studies Research Paper No. 08-02, Indiana Law Review, Vol. 42, No. 285, 2009
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 25 Jan 2008 Last Revised: 11 Oct 2015
J. Robert Brown Jr. and Sandeep Gopalan
University of Denver Sturm College of Law and Deakin University, Geelong, Australia - Deakin Law School
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nexus of contracts, bargaining, shareholders, waiver of liability, directors

Opting Only in: Contractarians, Waiver of Liability Provisions, and the Race to the Bottom (Appendix)

U Denver Legal Studies Research Paper No. 08-02
Number of pages: 65 Posted: 31 Jan 2008 Last Revised: 11 Oct 2015
J. Robert Brown Jr. and Sandeep Gopalan
University of Denver Sturm College of Law and Deakin University, Geelong, Australia - Deakin Law School
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Returning Fairness to Executive Compensation

North Dakota Law Review, Vol. 84, p. 1141, 2009, U Denver Legal Studies Research Paper No. 08-26
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 26 Nov 2008 Last Revised: 21 Aug 2009
J. Robert Brown Jr.
University of Denver Sturm College of Law
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The SEC, Corporate Governance, and Shareholder Access to the Board Room

U Denver Legal Studies Research Paper No. 08-05, Utah Law Review, Vol. 2008, No. 1339, 2008
Number of pages: 56 Posted: 19 Feb 2008 Last Revised: 18 Aug 2009
J. Robert Brown Jr.
University of Denver Sturm College of Law
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The Irrelevance of State Corporate Law in the Governance of Public Companies

University of Richmond Law Review, Vol. 38, p. 317, 2003-2004
Number of pages: 64 Posted: 18 Jan 2007
J. Robert Brown Jr.
University of Denver Sturm College of Law
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Blogs, Law School Rankings, and TheRacetotheBottom.org

U Denver Legal Studies Research Paper No. 07-33
Number of pages: 57 Posted: 28 Jul 2007 Last Revised: 09 Dec 2012
J. Robert Brown Jr.
University of Denver Sturm College of Law
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Corporate Governance: Cases and Materials

CORPORATE GOVERNANCE: CASES AND MATERIALS, J. Robert Brown, Jr. & Lisa L. Casey, eds., LexisNexis, 2012, U Denver Legal Studies Research Paper No. 11-34
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 12 Mar 2012 Last Revised: 22 Mar 2012
J. Robert Brown Jr. and Lisa L. Casey
University of Denver Sturm College of Law and Notre Dame Law School
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The Shareholder Communication Rules and the Securities and Exchange Commission: An Exercise in Regulatory Utility or Futility?

Journal of Corporation Law, Vol. 13, p. 683, 1988
Number of pages: 110 Posted: 20 Jun 2007
J. Robert Brown Jr.
University of Denver Sturm College of Law
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Selling Equity Through Crowdfunding: A Comment

U Denver Legal Studies Research Paper No. 14-11
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 28 Jan 2014
J. Robert Brown Jr.
University of Denver Sturm College of Law
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Of Empires, Independents, and Captives: Law Blogging, Law Scholarship, and Law School Rankings

U Denver Legal Studies Research Paper No. 08-04
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 19 Feb 2008
J. Robert Brown Jr.
University of Denver Sturm College of Law
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Shareholder Access and Uneconomic Economic Analysis: Business Roundtable v. SEC

Denver University Law Review Online, Vol. 88, 2011, University Denver Legal Studies Research Paper No. 11-14
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 26 Aug 2011 Last Revised: 09 May 2012
J. Robert Brown Jr.
University of Denver Sturm College of Law
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15.

Law Faculty Blogs and Disruptive Innovation: The Data

U Denver Legal Studies Research Paper No. 12-22
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 24 Jul 2012 Last Revised: 21 Aug 2014
J. Robert Brown Jr.
University of Denver Sturm College of Law
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Corporate Governance and Corporate Disclosure

THE REGULATION OF CORPORATE DISCLOSURE, THIRD EDITION, Aspen Publishers, 2009, U Denver Legal Studies Research Paper No. 09-10
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 05 May 2009 Last Revised: 17 Jul 2009
J. Robert Brown Jr.
University of Denver Sturm College of Law
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Essay: The Politicization of Corporate Governance: Bureaucratic Discretion, the SEC, and Shareholder Ratification of Auditors

2 Harv. Bus. L. Rev. 61 (2012), U Denver Legal Studies Research Paper No. 11-05
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 10 Mar 2011 Last Revised: 30 Oct 2012
J. Robert Brown Jr.
University of Denver Sturm College of Law
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Essay: Neutralizing the Board of Directors and the Impact on Diversity

U Denver Legal Studies Research Paper No. 11-18
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 04 Oct 2011 Last Revised: 21 Mar 2012
J. Robert Brown Jr.
University of Denver Sturm College of Law
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19.

JOBS Act Issue - Introduction

U Denver Legal Studies Research Paper No. 13-26
Number of pages: 4 Posted: 30 Apr 2013
J. Robert Brown Jr.
University of Denver Sturm College of Law
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Essay: Law Faculty Blogs and Disruptive Innovation

2 JOURNAL OF LAW (1 J. LEGAL METRICS) 525, U Denver Legal Studies Research Paper No. 12-27
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 14 Aug 2012 Last Revised: 23 Jan 2013
J. Robert Brown Jr.
University of Denver Sturm College of Law
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21.

Neutral Assignment of Judges at the Court of Appeals

Texas Law Review, Vol. 78, No. 5, p. 1037, April 2000
Number of pages: 80 Posted: 17 Jan 2007
J. Robert Brown Jr. and Allison Herren Lee
University of Denver Sturm College of Law and affiliation not provided to SSRN
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Speaking With Complete Candor: Shareholder Ratification and the Elimination of the Duty of Loyalty

Hastings Law Journal, Vol. 54, p. 641, 2002-2003
Number of pages: 54 Posted: 20 Feb 2007
J. Robert Brown Jr.
University of Denver Sturm College of Law
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23.

Culture, Chaos and Capitalism: Privitization in Kazakhstan

University of Pennsylvania Journal of International Economic Law, Vol. 19, No. 4, 1998, U Denver Legal Studies Research Paper No. 09-08
Number of pages: 57 Posted: 07 May 2009
J. Robert Brown Jr.
University of Denver Sturm College of Law
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Corporate Governance in the Former Soviet Union: The Failure of the Self Enforcing Model

Columbia Journal of East European Law, Vol. 7, p. 629, 2000
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 14 Feb 2007
J. Robert Brown Jr. and Kostyantyn Shkurupiy
University of Denver Sturm College of Law and affiliation not provided to SSRN
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Dodd-Frank, Compensation Ratios, and the Expanding Role of Shareholders in the Governance Process

Harvard Business Law Review Online, Vol. 2, p. 91, 2011, U Denver Legal Studies Research Paper No. 11-20
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 13 Oct 2011 Last Revised: 21 Mar 2012
J. Robert Brown Jr.
University of Denver Sturm College of Law
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Shifting Back the Focus: Fee Shifting Bylaws and a Need to Return to Legislative Intent

53 Bank and Corporate Governance Law Reporter 2015, U Denver Legal Studies Research Paper No. 14-65
Number of pages: 8 Posted: 08 Jan 2015 Last Revised: 17 Mar 2015
J. Robert Brown Jr.
University of Denver Sturm College of Law
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Rule 10b-5 and the Statute of Limitations: Actual Knowledge Not Inquiry Notice. An Amicus Brief Filed at the US Supreme Court in Merck v. Reynolds

U Denver Legal Studies Research Paper No. 09-27
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 03 Nov 2009
J. Robert Brown Jr.
University of Denver Sturm College of Law
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28.

The Demythification of the Board of Directors

52 American Business Law Journal 131 (2015), U Denver Legal Studies Research Paper No. 14-37
Number of pages: 71 Posted: 01 Aug 2014 Last Revised: 16 Jan 2015
J. Robert Brown Jr.
University of Denver Sturm College of Law
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Majority Voting, Delaware Statutory Reform, and Shareholder Access to the Proxy Statement: A Comment to the Securities and Exchange Commission

U Denver Legal Studies Research Paper No. 09-24
Number of pages: 5 Posted: 21 Sep 2009
J. Robert Brown Jr.
University of Denver Sturm College of Law
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Financial Institutions, the Market, and the Continuing Problem of Executive Compensation

Financial Institutions, the Market, and the Continuing Problem of Executive Compensation, Americans for Financial Reform and the Roosevelt Institute, Nov. 12, 2013, U Denver Legal Studies Research Paper No. 14-06
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 09 Dec 2013
J. Robert Brown Jr.
University of Denver Sturm College of Law
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31.

Seed Capital, Rule 504 and the Applicability of Bad Actor Provisions

U Denver Legal Studies Research Paper No. 11-30
Number of pages: 8 Posted: 09 Feb 2012 Last Revised: 20 Mar 2012
J. Robert Brown Jr.
University of Denver Sturm College of Law
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Brief for Professors at Law and Business Schools as Amicus Curiae In Support of Respondents, Matrixx v. Siracusano

Supreme Court of the United States, No. 09-1156, November 12, 2010, U Denver Legal Studies Research Paper No. 10-26
Number of pages: 54 Posted: 16 Nov 2010 Last Revised: 22 Mar 2012
J. Robert Brown Jr.
University of Denver Sturm College of Law
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Of Brokers, Banks and the Case for Regulatory Intervention in the Russian Securities Markets

Stanford International Law Journal, Vol. 32, p. 185, 1996
Number of pages: 70 Posted: 18 Feb 2007
J. Robert Brown Jr.
University of Denver Sturm College of Law
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Appendix: Of Empires, Independents, and Captives: Law Blogging, Law Scholarship, and Law School Rankings (Appendix)

U Denver Legal Studies Research Paper No. 08-04
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 20 Feb 2008
J. Robert Brown Jr.
University of Denver Sturm College of Law
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Comment Letters: The Definition of Independent Directors Under the Listing Rules of the Stock Exchanges

U Denver Legal Studies Research Paper No. 12-44
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 02 Nov 2012
J. Robert Brown Jr.
University of Denver Sturm College of Law
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Japanese Banking Reform and the Occupation Legacy: Decompartmentalization, Deregulation, and Decentralization

Denver Journal of International Law and Policy, Vol. 21, No. 361, 1993
Posted: 22 Jun 2010
J. Robert Brown Jr.
University of Denver Sturm College of Law
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Data Collection, the SEC, and Regulation D: A Comment on Securities Act Release No. 9416 (July 10, 2013)

U Denver Legal Studies Research Paper No. 14-05
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 29 Oct 2013
J. Robert Brown Jr.
University of Denver Sturm College of Law
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The Proxy Plumbing Release Revisited and the Need for Version 2.0

91 Denv. U. L. Rev. Online (Introduction, Proxy Plumbing Issue) (2014), U Denver Legal Studies Research Paper No. 14-21
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 24 Apr 2014
J. Robert Brown Jr.
University of Denver Sturm College of Law
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The Future Direction of Delaware Law (Including a Brief Exegesis on Fee Shifting Bylaws)

Denver University Law Review Online, Vol. 92, No. 49, 2015, U Denver Legal Studies Research Paper No. 15-17
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 02 May 2015
J. Robert Brown Jr.
University of Denver Sturm College of Law
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The Stock Exchanges and the Factors for Director Independence: A Comment Letter

U Denver Legal Studies Research Paper No. 12-26
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 08 Aug 2012
J. Robert Brown Jr.
University of Denver Sturm College of Law
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Staying in the Delaware Corporate Governance Lane: Fee Shifting Bylaws and a Legislative Reaffirmation of the Rules of the Road

54 Bank and Corporate Governance Law Reporter 4 (2015), U Denver Legal Studies Research Paper No. 15-23
Number of pages: 5 Posted: 30 May 2015
J. Robert Brown Jr.
University of Denver Sturm College of Law
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Brief of Professors at Law and Business Schools as Amici Curiae in Support of Respondents, Omnicare, Inc., Et Al., Petitioners, v. Laborers District Council Construction Industry Pension Fund, Et Al., Respondents, No. 13-435 (S. Ct. Sept. 2, 2014)

U Denver Legal Studies Research Paper No. 14-46, University of Tennessee Legal Studies Research Paper No. 259
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 12 Sep 2014 Last Revised: 04 Feb 2015
University of Denver Sturm College of Law, University of Denver Sturm College of Law, University of Tennessee College of Law and Washington and Lee University - School of Law
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Comment Letter on Rule 14a-8(I)(10), Securities & Exchange Commission, June 18, 2015

U Denver Legal Studies Research Paper No. 15-26
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 20 Jun 2015
J. Robert Brown Jr.
University of Denver Sturm College of Law
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The Demythification of the Board of Directors (Appendix)

U Denver Legal Studies Research Paper No. 14-57
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 05 Oct 2014
J. Robert Brown Jr.
University of Denver Sturm College of Law
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45.

Secularism, Sharia, and the Turkish Financial Markets

Brooklyn Journal of International Law, Vol. 40, No. 2, 2015, U Denver Legal Studies Research Paper No. 15-36
Number of pages: 59 Posted: 09 Aug 2015
J. Robert Brown Jr.
University of Denver Sturm College of Law
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Comment on Rule 14a-8(i)(9), Securities and Exchange Commission, June 30, 2015

U Denver Legal Studies Research Paper No. 15-30
Number of pages: 5 Posted: 14 Jul 2015 Last Revised: 16 Jul 2015
J. Robert Brown Jr.
University of Denver Sturm College of Law
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Legislative Proposals to Modernize Business Development Companies and Expand Investment Opportunities, Testimony Before the House Subcommittee on Capital Markets and Government Sponsored Enterprises

U Denver Legal Studies Research Paper No. 15-25
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 19 Jun 2015
J. Robert Brown Jr.
University of Denver Sturm College of Law
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Brief for Amici Curiae Scholars of the Constitutional Rights of Children in Support of Respondent Edith Windsor Addressing the Merits and Supporting Affirmance

U Denver Legal Studies Research Paper No. 15-29
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 05 Jul 2015 Last Revised: 13 Aug 2015
University of Denver Sturm College of Law, University of Denver Sturm College of Law, Texas Tech University School of Law, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, School of Law and Georgia State University - College of Law
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Comment Letter: The NYSE and the End of the Structural Separation between Regulatory and Commercial Interests of the Exchange

U Denver Legal Studies Research Paper No. 15-49
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 23 Sep 2015
J. Robert Brown Jr.
University of Denver Sturm College of Law
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Brief of Professors at Law and Business Schools As Amicus Curiae in Support of Respondents, Leidos, Inc., fka SAIC, Inc., Petitioners, v. Indiana Public Retirement System, Indiana State Teachers’ Retirement Fund, and Indiana Public Employees’ Retirement Fund, Respondents, No. 16-581 (S. Ct. Sept. 7, 2017)

Duke Law School Public Law & Legal Theory Series No. 2017-60, U Denver Legal Studies Research Paper No. 17-29
Number of pages: 59 Posted: 12 Sep 2017 Last Revised: 17 Nov 2017
University of Denver Sturm College of Law, Duke University School of Law, University of Tennessee College of Law and Washington and Lee University - School of Law
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Securities fraud; omission; duty to disclose; Item 303; Section 10(b); Rule 10b-5

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Sarbanes Oxley at 15: The Success of 'Quack' Corporate Governance

U Denver Legal Studies Research Paper No. 17-19
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 21 Jul 2017
J. Robert Brown Jr.
University of Denver Sturm College of Law
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Corporate Governance, Shareholder Proposals, and Engagement between Managers and Owners

94 Denver L. Rev. Online 1 (2017). , U Denver Legal Studies Research Paper No. 17-15
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 26 Apr 2017 Last Revised: 06 Jun 2017
J. Robert Brown Jr.
University of Denver Sturm College of Law
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The Proxy Rules and Restrictions on Shareholder Voting Rights

Seton Hall Law Review, Vol. 47, No. 45, 2016, U Denver Legal Studies Research Paper No. 16-38
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 08 Nov 2016
J. Robert Brown Jr.
University of Denver Sturm College of Law
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Comment Letter on the Need for Environmental, Social and Governance Disclosure

U Denver Legal Studies Research Paper No. 16-37
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 04 Oct 2016
J. Robert Brown Jr.
University of Denver Sturm College of Law
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The Evolving Role of Rule 14A-8 in the Corporate Governance Process

Denver University Law Review Online, Vol. 93, p. 151, 2016, U Denver Legal Studies Research Paper No. 16-16
Number of pages: 65 Posted: 21 Apr 2016 Last Revised: 07 May 2016
J. Robert Brown Jr.
University of Denver Sturm College of Law
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Analysis: Micro Offering Safe Harbor Act, Private Placement Improvement Act of 2016, Fix Crowdfunding Act, Supporting America's Innovators Act of 2016

U Denver Legal Studies Research Paper No. 16-17
Number of pages: 8 Posted: 21 Apr 2016
J. Robert Brown Jr.
University of Denver Sturm College of Law
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Protecting Shareholders from Themselves: The SEC and Restrictions on Shareholder Voting Rights

U Denver Legal Studies Research Paper No. 16-12
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 07 Apr 2016
J. Robert Brown Jr.
University of Denver Sturm College of Law
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Comment on SEC Release No. 33-9929, Effectiveness of Financial Disclosures About Entities Other than the Registrant

U Denver Legal Studies Research Paper No. 16-01
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 15 Jan 2016
J. Robert Brown Jr. and Joseph V. Carcello
University of Denver Sturm College of Law and University of Tennessee
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