Roberto Tallarita is an Assistant Professor of Law at Harvard Law School. Before being named an assistant professor, he served as a Lecturer on Law, the Associate Director of the Program on Corporate Governance, and the Terence M. Considine Senior Fellow in Law and Economics. His main specialty is corporate law and governance, but his interests include M&A, securities regulation, private law, and legal theory.
Professor Tallarita’s current research focuses on the social and political dimensions of the public corporation. He has recently written on index fund environmental stewardship, shareholder activism on social, environmental, and political issues, stakeholder governance, corporate political spending, and CEO political preferences.
His academic papers appear or are forthcoming in the Business Lawyer, Cornell Law Review, Harvard Business Law Review, Hastings Law Journal, Journal of Corporation Law, Journal of Legal Analysis, Southern California Law Review, University of Pennsylvania Law Review Online, Vanderbilt Law Review, and Yale Journal on Regulation. He has also published articles for a broader audience in The Atlantic and the Boston Review. His research has been featured, among other places, in Bloomberg Opinion, the Economist, the Financial Times, the New York Times, and the Wall Street Journal.
Prior to joining Harvard, Tallarita spent more than a decade in private practice, working on transnational corporate deals at leading law firms in Europe and the United States, including as as an associate in the corporate and M&A group of Kirkland & Ellis in New York, and as a partner at a leading Italian law firm.
Tallarita received law degrees from both the Sapienza University of Rome, Italy and from Harvard Law School.