Charles Elson


Edgar S. Woolard Jr. Chair in Corporate Governance



John L. 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 a member of the Board of Directors of HealthSouth Corporation, a healthcare services provider.

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