An article by Harvard Law School S.J.D. candidate Andrew Tuch has been voted by the nation’s corporate and securities law professors as one of the top ten corporate and securities law papers of 2011. The article, “Multiple Gatekeepers,” was originally published in the Virginia Law Review.

Each year, the Corporate Practice Commentator, a quarterly journal that reprints the year’s best scholarly corporate and securities articles, polls corporate and securities law faculty to select the ten best articles published during the prior year. Professors chose Tuch’s article out of 580 articles on this year’s list.

“This article focuses on a significant phenomenon concerning gatekeepers that has been overlooked in the literature,” writes Tuch. “Multiple distinct gatekeepers participate in business transactions, forming an interlocking web of protection against securities fraud… The literature on gatekeeper liability has overlooked this multiple gatekeeper phenomenon, or simply failed to account for it. The paradigmatic conception of the gatekeeper is as a unitary actor.”

Currently the John M. Olin Fellow in Law and Economics at HLS and a fellow at the HLS Law School Program on Corporate Governance, Tuch is focusing his dissertation on an economic analysis of conflict of interest rules in the financial services industry.

After completing his undergraduate studies, Tuch worked as associate to Justice GL Davies in the Court of Appeal, Queensland. He earned his LL.M. from HLS in 1999 and his LL.B. and B. Com. from the University of Queensland. He practiced corporate law in New York City and London with Davis Polk & Wardwell, and was appointed to the Faculty of Law at the University of Sydney, Australia, in 2004. He is a member of the Corporations Committee, Business Law Section, Law Council of Australia. Tuch was a visiting scholar at Duke Law School in 2007 and a Fulbright Scholar from 1998 to 1999. Tuch will be joining Washington University School of Law as an associate professor in the Fall.

The Corporate Practice Commentator has recognized the scholarship of a number of HLS professors, including Lucian Bebchuk, John Coates, Jesse M. Fried, Reinier Kraakman, Guhan Subramanian, Mark Roe and Allen Ferrell.