Roberto Tallarita is a Senior Fellow in Law and Economics and the Associate Director of the Program on Corporate Governance, at Harvard Law School. He specializes in corporate governance and capital markets law and policy. His current research focuses on the social and political dimensions of the public corporation. In particular, he has written on index fund environmental stewardship, ESG activism, stakeholder governance, corporate political spending, and CEO political preferences.
Roberto’s 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 discussed, among other places, in Bloomberg Opinion, The Economist, The Financial Times, The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal.
Prior to joining Harvard, Roberto spent more than a decade in private practice, working on transnational M&A deals, corporate governance, and securities regulation at leading law firms in Europe and the United States, including as an associate in the corporate & M&A group at Kirkland & Ellis in New York, and as a partner at a leading Italian firm.
- Roberto Tallarita, The Limits of Portfolio Primacy, 76 Vand. L. Rev. (forthcoming 2023).
- Roberto Tallarita, Stockholder Politics, 73 Hastings L. J. 1617 (2022).
- Lucian A. Bebchuk & Roberto Tallarita, The Illusory Promise of Stakeholder Governance, 105 Cornell L. Rev. 91 (2020).