Brett McDonnell

Dorsey & Whitney Chair in Law

Prof. McDonnell Receives ComplianceNet Senior Paper Award

A paper co-authored by Professor Brett McDonnell has received the annual Senior Paper Award from ComplianceNet. The Award "recognizes scholarly work of senior scholars ... in the broadly defined areas of compliance." ComplianceNet is "an interdisciplinary network to disseminate and synthesize research about compliance." The paper which won the award is "Green Boardrooms?", co-authored with Hari Osofsky, a former professor at the Law School, and two Australian legal scholars, Jacqueline Peel and Anita Foerster. The paper is based on interviews with several dozen corporate leaders and investors on the proliferating use of corporate and securities law tools such as disclosure, shareholder engagement, and fiduciary duty to address climate change.