The Chicago Conference on Judicial Valuation

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Thank you all for attending the Chicago Conference on Judicial Valuation. Please find photos from the conference here.

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On behalf of the Center on Law and Finance and The University of Chicago Law School, I am pleased to invite you to our event: The Chicago Conference on Judicial Valuation.

This conference, to be held on September 9-10, 2022, at the Gleacher Center in Chicago, will address one of the biggest controversies in law and finance today: judicial valuation of assets.

The task of valuing assets arises in merger appraisals, bankruptcy proceedings, and the litigation of most financial transactions. Recent scholarship has highlighted both the errors that pervade valuation litigation and the parties’ and experts’ incentives to introduce and capitalize upon those errors.

In September, we will bring together judges, scholars, and practitioners to explore solutions to these problems and to educate each other on fundamental principles and best practices for financial valuation in the courtroom. Our panelists and speakers include: bankruptcy Judges Robert Drain, Craig Goldblatt, David Jones, and Christopher Sontchi, Vice Chancellor Lori Will of the Delaware Court of Chancery, and several leading scholars and practitioners in the fields of law and finance. The full program can be found here.

We look forward to seeing you at the Chicago Conference on Judicial Valuation on September 9-10, 2022.

Very truly yours,

Tony Casey
Deputy Dean and Professor of Law, The University of Chicago Law School
Faculty Director, The Center on Law and Finance

Conference Registration

This event is by invitation only.


The Chicago Conference on Judicial Valuation is sponsored by Davis PolkKirkland & Ellis and Reorg.

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Our complex world creates ever more intellectual challenges at the intersection of law, business and finance. The need for sophisticated and thoughtful analysis in the academy, in practice, in government, and in the public discussion remains enormous. By connecting field defining research from academics with expert practitioners on the ground, the Center on Law and Finance strives to both deepen understanding and bring relevant professionals together to expand the reach and impact of its work.

The Center on Law and Finance has two primary objectives. The first is to advance the research and understanding of how law interacts with – and shapes – financial systems. Leveraging the strength of the University in the fields of law, finance, and economics, the Center on Law and Finance takes the next step to be the intellectual leader on tomorrow’s core legal issues in finance—issues across a range that includes distressed investments, negotiated reorganizations, venture capital structuring, investor activism, litigation finance, and valuation disputes.

The second objective is to connect our research concretely to the real world. Continuing the Law School’s commitment to the practical application of legal theory, the Center holds events that foster a meaningful dialogue between academics and practitioners. The academy is at its best when it translates scholarly work into useful information for practitioners. At the same time, the best research will be deeply informed by the experience of and insight from practitioners in the field.

The Center launched in 2019, and since then we have held over 15 events both in-person and virtually. These events included topics like high-profile bankruptcy cases, a diversity series on equity in banking and investing, book events, students events on careers in law and finance, and a symposium on The Economic Structure of Corporate Law. Each year we will host a schedule of conferences, roundtables, speaker events, and seminars on various topics. Our events are designed to highlight and produce great scholarship at the Law School and to connect our faculty and alumni to each other and to other leaders in these fields.