Fiduciary Law and Trust in 21st Century – Boston, MA

Boston University School of Law presents The Role of Fiduciary Law and Trust in the 21st Century: A Conference Inspired by the Work of Tamar Frankel Oct. 29, 2010. Boston University Law Review will publish the papers and proceedings.

Fiduciary law is designed to encourage people to rely on experts and other fiduciaries, to facilitate fair and efficient terms of those relationships, and to prevent (and provide remedies for) abuse of power entrusted to the fiduciary. This Conference highlights the nature and scope of fiduciary law, and its relationship to other legal doctrines and categories; considers how fiduciary law can be illuminated by viewing it through the lens of such disciplines as economics, psychology, history, political science and philosophy; investigates current debates about recognizing fiduciary duties in the determination of executive compensation, in the prohibition of insider trading under the federal securities laws, in the largely unregulated world of securities and mortgage broker-dealers and in modern capital structure and governance; and explores whether addressing and redressing abuse of power by public officials raises similar issues.

Detailed conference agenda here.