Harvard Law School
Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138
Telephone: (617) 495-8961
Greenfield Professor of Securities Law, Harvard Law School
Member, American Law Institute Project on the Application of U.S. Financial Regulations to Foreign Firms and Cross-Border Transactions
Member, ABA Task Force on Corporate Governance
Fellow, Columbia University's Program on the Law and Economics of Capital Markets
Faculty Associate, Kennedy School of Government
Research Associate, European Corporate Governance Institute
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Ph.D. in Economics, 2005
Fields in econometrics and finance
Harvard Law School, J.D., 1995, Magna Cum Laude
- Recipient of the Sears Prize (award given to the two students with the highest grades)
- Editor, Harvard Law Review
Brown University, B.A. and M.A., 1992, Magna Cum Laude
Harvard University Fellow
Harvard Law School, 1997
Law Clerk, Justice Anthony M. Kennedy
Supreme Court of the United States; 1996 Term
Law Clerk, Honorable Laurence H. Silberman
United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia; 1995 Term
Regulation of Market Structure
Law and Finance
Law and Corporate Finance
REFEREE FOR FOLLOWING JOURNALS
Quarterly Journal of Economics
American Law and Economics Review
Journal of Corporation Finance
Journal of Law, Economics and Organization
Journal of Legal Studies
Third Annual Structured Products Association Meeting, "Current Policy Issues Concerning Structured Products"
Annual Boston Analysts Society Meeting, "The Regulation of Structured Products"
Chairperson, Asian Exchange Conference, Singapore, "Issues Facing Asian Exchanges"
U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Securities, Insurance and Investment, "The Regulation of Cross-border Exchange Mergers"
Joint NASD/SEC Forum, "Law and Economics of Best Execution"
SEC Panel, "Econometrics of Measuring the Effects of Mandatory Disclosure"
American Enterprise Institute/Brookings Institution, "Shareholder Rights"
Brookings Institution, "Financial Innovation"
International Development Law Institute, "Corporate Law and Development"
World Bank, "Financial Market Development Indicators"
Shenzhen Stock Exchange, "Regulation of Insider Trading"
Numerous presentations at the National Bureau of Economic Research
“Thirty Years of Shareholder Rights and Firm Valuation,” with Martijn Cremers, Yale ICF Working Paper No. 09-09, revise and resubmit at Journal of Finance
“Forward-casting 10b-5 Damages: A Comparison to other Methods” with Atanu Saha, Working Paper (2011)
“Event Study Analysis: Correctly Measuring the Dollar Impact of an Event” with Atanu Saha, Working Paper (2011)
"Securities Litigation and the Housing Market Downturn," with Atanu Saha, 35 Journal of Corporation Law 97 (2009)
"Legal and Economic Issues in Litigation arising from the 2007-2008 Credit Crisis," with Jennifer Bethel and Gang Hu, in PRUDENT LENDING RESTORED: SECURITIZATION AFTER THE MORTGAGE MELTDOWN (Richard Hering, Robert E. Litan and Yasuyuki Fuchita, Brookings Institution Press 2009)
"The Supreme Court's 2005-2008 Securities Law Trio: Dura Pharmaceuticals, Tellabs, and Stoneridge," 9 Engage 32 (2009)
"What Matters in Corporate Governance?" with Lucian Bebchuk & Alma Cohen, 22 Review of Financial Studies 783 (2009)
"Do Exchanges, CCPs, and CSDs have Market Power?," forthcoming in GOVERNANCE OF FINANCIAL MARKET INFRASTRUCTURE INSTITUTIONS (editor Ruben Lee) (2009)
"An Asymmetric Payoff-Based Explanation of IPO `Underpricing'," Working Paper, with Atanu Saha
"The Law and Finance of Broker-Dealer Mark-Ups," commissioned study for NASD using proprietary database (2008)
"Majority Voting" in REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON CAPITAL MARKETS REGULATION (2008)
"The Loss Causation Requirement for Rule 10B-5 Causes of Action: The Implications of Dura Pharmaceuticals v. Broudo," 63 BUSINESS LAWYER 163 (2007)
"Mandated Disclosure and Stock Returns: Evidence from the Over-the-Counter Market," 36 Journal of Legal Studies 1 (June, 2007)
"Policy Issues Raised by Structured Products," with Jennifer Bethel, in BROOKINGS –NOMURA PAPERS IN FINANCIAL SERVICES, Brookings Institution Press, 2007
"The Case for Mandatory Disclosure in Securities Regulation around the World," 2 Brooklyn Journal of Business Law 81 (2007)
"U.S. Securities Regulation in a World of Global Exchanges," with Reena Aggarwal and Jonathan Katz, in EXCHANGES: CHALLENGES AND IMPLICATIONS, Euromoney (2007)
"Shareholder Rights" in REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON CAPITAL MARKETS REGULATION (2007)
"Creditor Rights: A U.S. Perspective," 22 Angler- und Glaubigerschutz bei Handelsgesellschaften 49 (2006)
"Measuring the Effects of Mandated Disclosure," 1 Berkeley Business Law Journal 369 (2004)
"If We Understand the Mechanisms, Why Don't We Understand the Output?", 37 Journal of Corporation Law 503 (2003)
"Why European Takeover Law Matters," in REFORMING COMPANY AND TAKEOVER LAW IN EUROPE (Oxford University Press) (2003)
"Does the Evidence Favor State Competition in Corporate Law?", with Alma Cohen & Lucian Bebchuk, 90 California L. Rev. 1775 (2002)
"Corporate Charitable Giving," with Victor Brudney, 69 Univ. Of Chicago Law Review 1191 (2002)
"A Comment on Electronic versus Floor-Based Securities Trading," Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics (Spring 2002)
"Much Ado About Order Flow," Regulation Magazine (Spring 2002)
"On Takeover Law and Regulatory Competition," with Lucian Bebchuk, 57 Business Lawyer 1047 (2002)
"Federal Intervention to Enhance Shareholder Choice," with Lucian Bebchuk, 87 Virginia Law Review 993 (2001)
"A New Approach to Regulatory Competition in Takeover Law," with Lucian Bebchuk, 87 Virginia Law Review 111 (2001)
"A Proposal for Solving the ‘Payment for Order Flow' Problem," 74 Southern California Law Review 1027 (2001)
"Federalism and Takeover Law: The Race to Protect Managers from Takeovers," with Lucian Bebchuk, 99 Columbia L. Rev. 1168 (1999)
EXPERT REPORTS INVOLVING DEPOSITION/WITNESS TESTIMONY
Abu Dhabi Investment Authority v. Citigroup, Case No. 50 148T 0065009 (Arbitration Proceeding), Expert Reports and Testimony on May 11, 2011
Nacco Industries, et al. v. Applica Incorporated, et al., Case No. 2541-N; Expert Report and deposition on December 15, 2010
Black Horse Capital, et al. v. JP Morgan Chase Bank, et al., Case No. 08-12229; Expert Report and deposition on November 28, 2010
SEC v. John Kelly, Civil Action No. 4612; Expert Report and deposition on May 17, 2010
In re Schwab Corp. Securities Litigation, Case No. 08-cv-1510Expert report and deposition on January 15, 2010
In re Ticketmaster Entertainment Shareholder Litigation, Lead Case No. BC407677, Expert Report and deposition on December 3, 2009
In re Boston Scientific, Civil Action No. 1:05-CV-11934, Expert Report and deposition on October 13, 2009
In re Emulex Shareholder Litigation, Civil Action No. 4519-VCS: Expert Report and deposition on June 30, 2009
Selectica v. Trilogy, Civil Action No. 4241-VCN: Trial testimony on April 30, 2009
Selectica v. Trilogy, Civil Action No. 4241-VCN: Expert Report and deposition on February 25, 2009
In re Centerline Holding Company Securities Litigation, Civil Action No. 08-CV-00505: Expert Report and deposition on December 4, 2008
Ehrlich, Schlichtmann, v. Kerry et al., Civil Action No. 06-1403-BLS: Expert Report and deposition on November 7, 2008
In Re Mutual Funds Investment Litigation: Parthasarathy v. RS Investment Management, L.P., Civil Action No. 04-CV-3798-JFM: Expert Report and deposition on June 24, 2008
UnitedGlobalCom Shareholders Litigation, Civil Action No. 1012-N: Expert Report and deposition on November 15, 2007
Ryan, and All Others Similarly Situated v. Flowserve Corporation, Civil Action No. 3:03-CV-1769-M: Expert Report and deposition on June 14, 2007
Lamkin v. UBS PaineWebber, Inc. and UBS Warburg, LLC, Civil Action No. H-02-0851: Expert Report and deposition on October 24, 2006
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