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  • AB, Washington U., 1968
  • JD, Yale, 1971

Employment History

  • Clerk to Judge David L. Bazelon, U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit, 1971-72
  • Attorney, Steinhart, Goldberg, Feigenbaum & Ladar, 1972-79
  • Member of the Stanford faculty since 1979; Crocker Faculty Scholar, 1990-91; Meyers Professor, 1991-
  • Visiting Scholar, Hoover Institution, 1988-89
  • Henley Visiting Professor of Law and Finance, Columbia U. Law and Business Schools, 1991-92; Marc and Eva Stern Professor of Law and Business, Columbia U. School of Law, 1992-
  • Reporter, American Law Institute Corporate Governance Project, 1985-94

Honors and Awards

  • Fellow, American Academy of Arts and sciences

Selected publications

  • Cases and Materials vs. Corporations, 4th ed., New York: Aspen Law Co Business, 1995 (with Jesse Choper and John Coffee)
  • The Law of Corporate Acquisitions, 2nd ed., Westbury, N.Y.: Foundation Press, 1995 (with Bernard S. Black)


Research Interests

Business and corporate law, Securities regulation

Working Papers



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