Date: Wednesday, April 12, 2017 7:00 PM - Wednesday, April 12, 2017 9:00 PM

Temple Law Japan is honored to present Sharon Houle Randall as a special guest speaker for a 2-Ethics-Credit CLE Seminar on the topic The Many OOPS! That Created the U.S. Corporate Governance System: Board Responsibilities into the Future.

Date:  Wednesday, April 12, 2017


18:30 doors open
19:00 seminar starts
21:00 seminar ends

Venue:  Temple University, Japan Campus, Mita Hall (Access)


¥5,000 for attendees requiring CLE credit.
(Free to attendees not requiring credit)

Registration:  E-mail by the day before the seminar


  • The seminar is held in English.
  • Persons who are interested in the topic but who do not require CLE credits are welcome to attend.

This CLE seminar will cover the historical development of the current U.S. disclosure system and Board requirements, tracing how U.S. requirements and practices arose out of a series of historical ethical, financial and accounting-related crises. We will pay particular attention to U.S. requirements for director independence and will discuss the roles and responsibilities of members of U.S. public company Boards. This seminar is recommended for anyone who does U.S. corporate governance, high-level U.S. public company corporate reporting and/or for those seeking to better understand U.S. corporate governance in light of the ongoing changes within Japanese corporate governance practices.

About the Speaker

Sharon Houle Randall

Principal, Houle Randall LLC; Adjunct Professor of Law, Temple University, Japan Campus

Professor Randall lectures on international business transactions. Professor Randall's legal practice focuses on corporate governance, international business transactions and board advising. Prior to launching her own firm, she practiced at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, focusing on corporate and securities matters, with a particular emphasis on interested party transactions involving special committees, including transactions receiving the M&A Advisor's Turnaround Award (2008) and a China Business Law Journal's Top 10 listing (2012).

She has represented Japanese clients in joint ventures, strategic alliances, project finance and U.S. regulatory requirements across a broad spectrum of industries, including energy, industrial manufacturing and banking.

Professor Randall received her law degree from Georgetown University Law Center and her undergraduate degree from Yale University with honors in history. Prior to law school, she worked in brand management at Procter & Gamble, where, among other things, she launched consumer products in Japan.

Professor Randall is a member of the board of directors of Yale's Global Alumni Leadership Exchange (YaleGALE) and produced YaleGALE India in 2015.

About CLE Credit

Temple Law School is an accredited provider of continuing legal education (CLE) in Pennsylvania. Various states, including California and New York, recognize Pennsylvania CLE credits. However, attorneys are responsible for checking with the CLE board in their jurisdiction before attending the CLE seminar whether Pennsylvania CLE credits will count towards their CLE requirements and what their jurisdiction requires them to do to claim out-of- state CLE credits. Please inform us before the seminar if your CLE board requires anything other than a copy of the Pennsylvania CLE credit form and a certificate of attendance.