Mark J. Roe

David Berg Professor of Law


Mark J. Roe is a professor at Harvard Law School, where he teaches corporate law and corporate bankruptcy.  He wrote Strong Managers, Weak Owners: The Political Roots of American Corporate Finance (Princeton, 1994), Political Determinants of Corporate Governance (Oxford, 2003), and Bankruptcy and Corporate Reorganization (Foundation, 2011). Recent academic articles include: The Derivatives Market’s Payments Priorities as Financial Crisis Accelerator, 63 Stanford Law Review 539 (2011), available at;  Corporate Structural Degradation Due to Too-Big-to-Fail Finance, University of Pennsylvania Law Review (forthcoming), available at; and Corporate Short-Termism — In the Boardroom and in the Courtroom,  68 Business Lawyer 977 (2013), available at

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