Carliss Chatman on Corporate Family Matters

Carliss Chatman, associate professor of law at Washington & Lee University, joins the Business Scholarship Podcast to discuss her article Corporate Family Matters. In this article Chatman observes that contemporary large businesses operate through entity networks. She explains that siloed entities within such “corporate families” could facilitate organizational misconduct. To address this problem, she proposes a state-law definition of corporate families applicable to materiality judgments, reporting obligations, and conflicts of interest.