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Areas of Interest

Corporate and Transactional Law

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    Helping the financially vulnerable find stability

    March 25, 2021

    Last year, Harvard Law Professor Howell Jackson and students in his FinTech class worked with a national nonprofit to help the United Parcel Service create an emergency savings program for 90,000 of its nonunion workers.

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    More than 1,200 empirical studies apply an index developed by HLS Professors Bebchuk, Cohen and Ferrell

    March 11, 2021

    "What Matters in Corporate Governance," a 2009 study by Harvard Law Professors Lucian Bebchuk, Alma Cohen, and Allen Ferrell continues to have enormous influence on present-day research

  • Bebchuk’s Study of Index Funds Wins IRRC Institute Prize

    Debating stakeholder capitalism

    December 16, 2020

    Against the backdrop of the COVID-19 crisis intensifying discussions about corporate purpose duties to stakeholders, the European Corporate Governance Institute and the London Business School Centre for Corporate Governance recently hosted a virtual debate on stakeholder capitalism between Harvard Law School Professor Lucian Bebchuk LL.M. ’80 S.J.D. ’84 and London Business School Professor Alex Edmans.

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    ‘An Unmatched Curiosity of Mind and Humbleness of Spirit’

    July 21, 2020

    It is one thing to find someone who combines stunning intellect, subject matter mastery, confidence and courage in his or her decision-making, but it is exceedingly rare to find one who possesses all those qualities together with a thoroughly genuine humbleness of spirit. But that is Robert Clark.

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    Bebchuk, Hirst study among top ten corporate and securities articles of 2019

    May 14, 2020

    A study by Professor Lucian Bebchuk and Boston University Professor Scott Hirst, “Index Funds and the Future of Corporate Governance: Theory, Evidence, and Policy,” was selected in an annual poll of corporate and securities law professors as one of the ten best corporate and securities articles of 2019.

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    Easing the economic aftermath of a global pandemic

    April 28, 2020

    Mark Roe and John Coates recently spoke with Harvard Law Today about what could be done to lower the chances of a U.S. bankruptcy backlog and how other corporate governance challenges posed by the pandemic should be handled.

  • HLS faculty maintain top position in SSRN citation rankings

    Bebchuk’s study of index fund stewardship wins prizes from ECGI and IRRC

    May 20, 2019

    The European Corporate Governance Institute awarded its 2019 prize for best working paper in law to a paper by Harvard Law School Professor Lucian Bebchuk LL.M. ’80 S.J.D. ’84.

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    What’s the Deal with Stock Buybacks?

    February 19, 2019

    Harvard Law Professor Jesse Fried ’92 first became interested in the use and misuse of repurchases as an Olin Fellow at HLS in the mid-1990s. He has recently co-written several articles on the topic, including “Are Buybacks Really Shortchanging Investment?” with Charles C.Y. Wang in the Harvard Business Review. Here, Fried offers perspective on a complex, and increasingly political, topic.