— Charles K. Whitehead is an Associate Professor of Law at Cornell Law School. He practiced in the United States, Europe, and Asia as outside counsel and general counsel of several multinational financial institutions, including as an associate in a law firm representing Goldman, Sachs & Co. The opinions expressed are his own —
The Great Debate
from Rolfe Winkler:
Judge Rakoff has rejected the settlement deal between the SEC and Bank of America. He clearly wasn't happy with it to begin with, and subsequent briefs from the two parties did nothing to allay his concerns. At the end of the day, he hated the idea that B of A shareholders, on whose behalf the SEC actually brought the case, would end up paying the fine for executives' wrongdoing.
— Ram Charan is the author several book, including “Leadership in the Era of Economic Uncertainty: The New Rules for Getting the Right Things Done in Difficult Times.” A noted expert on business strategy, Charan has coached CEOs and helped companies like GE, Bank of America, Verizon, KLM, and Thomson shape and implement their strategic direction. The opinions expressed are his own. —