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Caley Petrucci

Climenko Fellow and Lecturer on Law


Caley Petrucci
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Caley Petrucci’s scholarship focuses on corporate law, with an emphasis on the development of corporate transactions over time and the relationships among shareholders and between shareholders and boards in corporate transactions. Her current research seeks to clarify and improve how corporate law manages the relationships between controlling and minority shareholders, activists and boards, and other corporate players, and to highlight how it often fails to adequately account for negotiation pressures and party incentives. By combining theoretical, doctrinal, and empirical frameworks, Caley’s research informs courts, boards, and transaction planners, and advances normative arguments about how corporate law should be modified in light of her empirical findings. Caley’s scholarship has been published or is forthcoming in the Harvard Law Review, Columbia Law Review, Yale Journal on Regulation, and University of Chicago Business Law Review.

After graduating from law school, Caley practiced as an associate at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, where her work focused on M&A transactions and corporate governance.

Caley holds a J.D. cum laude from Harvard Law School, where she served as an articles editor on the Harvard Law Review and an editor on the Harvard Business Law Review, Journal on Legislation, and Journal of Sports and Entertainment Law. Prior to law school, Caley received her B.A. with Honors and Distinction in Psychology from Stanford University, where she was awarded the Robert B. Zajonc Award for her honors thesis on linguistic framing and naïve realism.

Caley’s teaching interests include Corporations, Contracts, Mergers & Acquisitions, Negotiation & Alternative Dispute Resolution, Corporate Governance, Securities Regulation, and Corporate Finance.