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Eugene P. and Delia S. Murphy Conference on Corporate Law

Eugene F. Murphy, former Vice Chairman and Executive Officer of the General Electric Company, in conjunction with the General Electric Company, graciously endowed a bi-annual conference on corporate law at Fordham Law School in memory of his parents, the late Eugene P. and Delia S. Murphy. This academic conference features scholarly presentations and commentary from leading national academics and renowned practitioners, together with vigorous discussions of the critical issues raised in the presentations.


Mr. Murphy epitomizes the first and most important of GE values: absolute integrity. His strength of character and uncompromising demand for the highest of standards in everything done by GE are his legacy to our Company and will remain a part of its culture.

General Electric upon Mr. Murphy’s retirement, 1999


In addition to serving as Vice Chairman and Executive Chairman of the General Electric Company, Mr. Murphy held a number of executive positions, including President and CEO of GE Aerospace and Aircraft Engines, and Senior Vice President of GE Communications & Information Services. He served previously as President and CEO of RCA Communications, Inc, and President of RCA Global Communications. Mr. Murphy was a member of President Reagan’s National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee, and the former chairman and a permanent member of the Board of Directors of the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association. Mr. Murphy was a member of the Board of Directors of the General Electric Company (1997 – 1999), of Bellsouth Corporation (1999 – 2004) and since 1995, has served as a Member of the Board of Lockheed Martin Corporation.

In spring 2017, the Center will hold the Eugene P. and Delia S. Murphy Corporate Law Colloquium.  This 2017 lecture series features scholarship of the leading national business and financial law scholars:

February 2, 2017
Edward Rock, Professor of Law, New York University School of Law

February 9, 2017
Eric L. Talley, Isidor and Seville Sulzbacher Professor of Law, Columbia Law School
February 16, 2017
David A. Hoffman, Professor of Law, University of Pennsylvania Law School
February 23, 2017
Lawrence A. Hamermesh, Ruby R. Vale Professor of Corporate and Business Law,  Director of the Widener Institute of Delaware Corporate and Business Law, Widener University Delaware Law School
March 2, 2017
Troy Allan Paredes, Founder of Paredes Strategies LLC; Former Commissioner of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
March 9, 2017
Quinn Curtis, Professor of Law, University of Virginia School of Law
March 23, 2017
Peter Siegelman, Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Development and Phillip I. Blumberg Professor of Law, University of Connecticut School of Law
March 30, 2017
Joan MacLeod Heminway, Rick Rose Distinguished Professor of Law, University of Tennessee College of Law
April 6, 2017
Richard Squire, Professor of Law, Fordham University School of Law
April 20, 2017
Jessica Erickson, Associate Dean for Faculty Development, Professor of Law, University of Richmond School of Law
April 27, 2017
Matthew Jennejohn, Associate Professor of Law, Brigham Young University, J. Reuben Clark Law School
This lecture series takes place on Thursdays, 4-5:50pm, at Fordham Law School, Room 2-01A.  To register, email the Corporate Law Center at