Corporate governance and securities law, with a particular focus on the role and function of the board of directors, shareholder activism, hedge funds and private equity.
Yaron Nili is a Professor of Law and Smith-Rowe Faculty Fellow in Business Law at the University of Wisconsin Law School. Professor Nili teaches courses in Corporate and Securities Law. His scholarly interests include corporate law, securities law and corporate governance, with a particular focus on the role and function of the board of directors, shareholder activism, hedge funds and private equity.
Professor Nili graduated summa cum laude from the Hebrew University Faculty of Law, where he was the Editor-in-Chief of the Hebrew University Law Review. He also earned an M.B.A. in finance, magna cum laude, from the Hebrew University. Subsequently, Professor Nili served as a law clerk to Justice Ayala Procaccia of the Israeli Supreme Court. In 2007, Professor Nili was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to pursue advanced legal studies at Harvard Law School where he earned his LL.M. and subsequently his S.J.D. While at Harvard, Professor Nili served as a John M. Olin Fellow in Law and Economics and as a fellow at the Program on Corporate Governance. Professor Nili also worked in private practice as a corporate associate at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP in New York.
His recent publications appear or are forthcoming in the Yale Law Journal, University of Pennsylvania Law Review, California Law Review, Northwestern University Law Review, Southern California Law Review, George Washington Law Review, Boston University Law Review, and the Harvard Business Law Review. Two of his recent articles have been voted by business law professors as among the top 10 corporate and securities law articles of the year. Professor Nili's work is available for download on his SSRN page.