Professor of Law
Co-Director, Institute for Law and Economics
Elizabeth Pollman is an expert on corporate law, governance, and rights. She teaches and writes on a wide variety of topics in business law, with a particular focus on corporate governance, purpose, and personhood, as well as startups, entrepreneurship, and law and technology.
BUSINESS ORGANIZATIONS: A CONTEMPORARY APPROACH (3d ed., West 2019) (with Alan Palmiter & Frank Partnoy).
Articles and Book Chapters
Fiduciary Law and the Preservation of Trust in Business Relationships, in FIDUCIARIES AND TRUST: ETHICS, POLITICS, ECONOMICS AND LAW (Paul B. Miller & Matthew Harding eds., Cambridge 2020) (with Brian Broughman & D. Gordon Smith).
The Supreme Court’s View of Corporate Rights: Two Centuries of Evolution and Controversy, in CORPORATIONS AND AMERICAN DEMOCRACY (with Margaret M. Blair) (Naomi R. Lamoreaux & William J. Novak, eds.) (Harvard University Press 2017).
More publications can be found here.
The Corporate Governance Machine (January 28, 2021), U of Penn, Inst for Law & Econ Research Paper No. 21-05 (with Dorothy S. Lund), (forthcoming)
RESEARCH HANDBOOK ON CORPORATE PURPOSE AND PERSONHOOD (Elizabeth Pollman & Robert B. Thompson eds., Edward Elgar Publishing 2021). (forthcoming)
The History and Revival of the Corporate Purpose Clause (Texas Law Review Symposium: "Governance Wars: Contesting Power and Purpose in the 21st Century Corporation") (forthcoming 2021)
Corporate Personhood and Limited Sovereignty (Vanderbilt Law Review Symposium: "Professor Margaret Blair’s Contributions to Understanding the Role of Corporations in the Economy") (forthcoming 2021)
The Rise of Regulatory Affairs in Innovative Startups, in THE HANDBOOK ON LAW AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP IN THE UNITED STATES (D. Gordon Smith, Christine Hurt & Brian Broughman eds. Cambridge University Press). (forthcoming 2021)
Corporate Social Responsibility, ESG, and Compliance, in CAMBRIDGE HANDBOOK OF COMPLIANCE (D. Daniel Sokol & Benjamin van Rooij eds.). (forthcoming 2021)
- Corporate Governance
- Venture Capital