Joseph Grundfest on Federal-Forum Provisions

Joseph Grundfest, professor of law and business at Stanford University, joins the Business Scholarship Podcast to discuss his recent article The Limits of Delaware Corporate Law: Internal Affairs, Federal Forum Provisions, and Sciabacucchi.

He explains that the Chancery Court’s Sciabacucchi decision erroneously held Securities Act claims to be external to a corporation’s governance, meaning that charters cannot require securities claims to be filed in federal, rather than state, court. He notes that this holding was not only wrong as a matter of Delaware law, but it also raises troubling federalism questions and could lead to higher D&O insurance premia.