Professor Lucian Bebchuk LL.M. ’80 S.J.D. ’84 has been named as one of the 100 most influential people in finance by Treasury & Risk magazine. The list prepared by the magazine puts together individuals who had significant impact on the world of finance this year.
Individuals on the list include Federal Reserve Board chairman Ben Bernanke, Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett, Public Company Accounting Oversight Board chairman James Doty, European Central Bank President Mario Draghi, Business Roundtable President John Engler, Blackrock CEO Laurence Fink, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, Commodity Futures Trading Commission chairman Gary Gensler, Pimco founder Bill Gross, International Monetary Fund head Christine Lagarde, SEC chair Mary Schapiro, and former Federal Reserve Board chairman Paul Volcker.
Bebchuk, who was appointed William J. Friedman and Alicia Townsend Friedman Professor of Law, Economics, and Finance in 1998, has been director of Harvard Law School’s Program on Corporate Governance since 2003. He is also director of the Shareholder Rights Project, a clinical program at Harvard Law School that assists public pension funds and charitable organizations to improve corporate governance at publicly traded companies in which they are shareowners. Along with several recent working papers and op-eds, Bebchuk is the co-author, with HLS Professor Jesse Fried, of “Pay without Performance: The Unfulfilled Promise of Executive Compensation” (Harvard University Press, 2004).