Practice Area Insights — Corporate Governance and Inclusive Leadership

Document Type




Event Name

ABA Business Law Section's 2023 Hybrid Spring Meeting


As ideas about corporate purpose evolve, how has that affected corporations’ implementation of diversity, equity, and inclusion measures? What can be learned from successes and failures of corporate inclusivity in leadership? Professor Jennifer S. Fan dives into these questions in this video, filmed at the ABA Business Law Section’s 2023 Hybrid Spring Meeting. In her presentation to the Academic Subcommittee of the Section’s Mergers & Acquisitions Committee, Professor Fan shares keen insights into the state of diversity in leadership of public and private companies, how corporate purpose and “publicness” govern companies’ actions in the inclusivity context, and policy considerations for corporate DEI action. A lively Q&A with meeting participants adds to the discussion.