Harvard Law School’s Program on Corporate Governance—and many individuals affiliated with HLS—are among the most influential leaders in the study of corporate governance, according to a recent review by Directorship magazine. Thirty-four HLS-affiliates made the Directorship 100 list – an annual list of the 100 most influential directors, professors, regulators, politicians, and advisers who have made a lasting impact on corporate governance.

The Directorship 100 list includes such well-known figures as President Barack Obama, Chairman Barney Frank, SEC Chair Mary Schapiro, activist investor Carl Ichan and Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein. The HLS-affiliated individuals who made the list include, HLS faculty and fellows, members of the advisory board of the Program on Corporate Governance, guest contributors to the HLS Forum, and a number of HLS alums.  The “Harvard Thirty-Four” are as follows:

  • Harvard faculty and fellows: Professors Lucian Bebchuk ’80, and Elizabeth Warren, as well as Vice-Chancellor Leo Strine, Jr., a Senior Fellow of the Program on Corporate Governance.
  • Program’s Advisory Board: William Ackman, managing member and portfolio manager of Pershing Square Capital Management.
  • Guest Contributors to the Forum: Twenty guest contributors of the Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation were included in the list – Luis A. Aguilar, Sheila C. Bair, Lloyd C. Blankfein ’78, H. Rodgin Cohen ’68, Robert Giuffra, Jr., Holly Gregory, Joseph Grundfest, Edward Herlihy, Carl Icahn, David A. Katz, Martin Lipton, Jay W. Lorsch, Ira Millstein, John F. Olson ’64, Troy A. Paredes, Marc S. Rosenberg ’83, Mary Schapiro, Damon A. Silvers ’96, James S. Turley, and Elisse B. Walter ’74.
  • Harvard Law School alumni: Robert Bennett ’65, Richard Breeden ‘75, Peter Clapman ’60, Jim Cramer ’84, Roger Ferguson ’79, Barney Frank ’77, James Melican ’65, Barack Obama ’91, Ellen Odoner ’77 and Charles Schumer ’74.