Harvard Law School Professor Lucian Bebchuk’s LL.M. ’80 S.J.D. ’84 work on executive pay has netted him a spot on Directorship Magazine’s list of the 100 most influential players in corporate governance in the United States.
The list, published in this month’s issue of the magazine, includes business leaders Warren Buffett and Jack Welch, lawyers, “poison pill” inventor Martin Lipton, and Congressman Barney Frank. Bebchuk, together with Columbia Professor John Coffee and Stanford professor and former SEC commissioner Joseph Grundfest, is one of the three legal academics on the list.
Author of the well-known book “Pay without Performance,” Bebchuk has been an outspoken advocate for more shareholder rights. His proposals have been adopted by large public companies including Disney and Home Depot.
Bebchuk is the William J. Friedman and Alicia Townsend Friedman Professor of Law, Economics, and Finance and director of the Program on Corporate Governance.