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Allen Ferrell

Harvey Greenfield Professor of Securities Law

Allen Ferrell
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Allen Ferrell is the Greenfield Professor of Securities Law at Harvard Law School. He is also a faculty associate at the Kennedy School of Government, chairman of the Harvard Advisory Committee on Shareholder Responsibility, and a research associate at the European Corporate Governance Institute. He was previously on the Board of Economic Advisors to the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), a research fellow at FINRA, and a member of the ABA Task Force on Corporate Governance. He has written widely on capital market regulation, securities litigation and corporate governance.  His representative publications include “Thirty years of shareholder rights and firm valuation” forthcoming in the Journal of Finance (with Martijn Cremers), “Forward-casting 10b-5 Damages: A Comparison to other Methods,” 37 Journal of Corporation Law 365 (with Atanu Saha) and “Mandated Disclosure and Stock Returns: Evidence from the Over-the-Counter Market,” 36 Journal of Legal Studies 1. He received his Ph.D in economics from MIT, his J.D. from Harvard Law School and his BA and MA from Brown University. He clerked for Judge Silberman on the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia and Justice Kennedy of the Supreme Court of the United States.