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Zohar Goshen is the Jerome L. Greene Professor of Transactional Law at Columbia Law School. His teaching and research areas are Corporate Law, Corporate Governance, Securities Regulation, and Corporate Finance. Professor Goshen was awarded the Willis L.M. Reese Teaching Prize in 2019 and 2006. He is only the third repeat winner of the award, which is given annually by the graduating class. 


From 2008 through 2011, Professor Goshen was the Chairman of the Israel Securities Authority (Israel’s SEC). In this role, and in parallel to navigating the global financial crisis, he implemented major corporate governance reforms in Israel's Corporate Law, established a specialized court for corporate law and securities regulations, and added administrative authority to the agency.  He has also served as Chairperson of the Disciplinary Court of Securities Advisers and Portfolio Managers (1997 - 2000), Chairperson for the Israeli Securities Authority's Corporate Governance Code Committee (2005-2006), Chairperson for the Israeli Ministry of Trade's Committee for Reevaluating the Israeli Antitrust Law (2005-2006), and a member of Israel's Democracy Institute.


He received a Fulbright Fellowship (1989), Rothschild Fellowship (1989), and Olin Foundation Fellowship, Center for Law, Economics and Public Policy at Yale Law School (1990).


Professor Goshen began his legal career as a law clerk to then-Chief Justice Meir Shamgar of the Supreme Court of Israel (1986 - 1987).


Education: LL.B., Hebrew University (1987); LL.M., Yale University (1990); S.J.D., Yale University (1991).


Research Interests

Corporate Law, Corporate Governance, Corporate Finance, Securities Regulations,

Working Papers


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