Charles Elson

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Charles Elson before speaking to the Society of the Four Arts about Enron and corporate governance reform.

Retired Professor


Founding Director

Weinberg Center for Corporate Governance

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Areas of Expertise

  • A leading authority on corporate governance issues, Elson's fields of expertise include executive compensation, corporate compliance, securities regulation, corporate legal matters and Delaware issues.
  • Has written extensively on the subject of boards of directors and is a frequent contributor to various scholarly and popular publications.
  • Vice Chairman of the ABA Business Law Section's Committee on Corporate Governance.
  • Advised and consulted organizations spanning a variety of sectors: retail (AutoZone Inc.), manufacturing (Sunbeam Corporation and Circon Corporation), human resources (Towers Perrin), oil and natural gas (Nuevo Energy Company) and non-profit (Investor Responsibility Research Center). Elson is currently on the boards of Encompass Health and Blue Bell Creameries and serves as the Executive Editor at Large for Directors and Boards magazine.

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