Jill E. Fisch
Saul A. Fox Distinguished Professor of Business Law; Co-Director, Institute for Law and Economics
Jill E. Fisch is an internationally-known scholar whose work focuses on the intersection of
business and law, including the role of regulation and litigation in addressing limitations in
the disciplinary power of the capital markets. She has written more than 70 scholarly articles
that have appeared in top law reviews, including the Harvard Law Review, the Yale Law
Journal, and the University of Pennsylvania Law Review.
Articles and Book Chapters
Boilermakers and the Contractual Approach to Litigation Bylaws, in THE CORPORATE CONTRACT IN CHANGING TIMES: IS THE LAW KEEPING UP? (Steven Davidoff Solomon & Randall Stuart Thomas eds., Chicago 2019).
Tales from the Dark Side: Money Market Funds and the Shadow Banking Debate, in RESEARCH HANDBOOK ON THE REGULATION OF MUTUAL FUNDS (John Morley & William Birdthistle, eds., Elgar 2018).
The Economics of Complex Decision Making: The Emergence of the Robo Adviser, in THE DISRUPTIVE IMPACT OF FINTECH ON RETIREMENT SYSTEMS (Olivia S. Mitchell, ed., Oxford 2018) (with Marion Labouré and John A. Turner). (forthcoming)
More publications can be found here.
A Lesson from Startups: Contracting Out of Shareholder Appraisal (March 1, 2021), U of Penn, Inst for Law & Econ Research Paper No. 20-47; IOWA L. REV. (forthcoming). (forthcoming)
Stealth Governance: Shareholder Agreements and Private Ordering (Mar. 1, 2021), 99 WASH. U. L. REV. (forthcoming 2022); U of Penn, Inst for Law & Econ Research Paper No. 20-48; European Corporate Governance Institute - Law Working Paper No. 538/2020. (forthcoming 2022)
The “Value” of a Public Benefit Corporation (October 5, 2020), U of Penn, Inst for Law & Econ Research Paper No. 20-54; in RESEARCH HANDBOOK ON CORPORATE PURPOSE AND PERSONHOOD (Elizabeth Pollman & Robert B. Thompson, eds., Elgar, forthcoming) (with Steven Davidoff Solomon).
Should Corporations Have a Purpose? (Feb. 17, 2021), TEXAS L. REV., Forthcoming; U of Penn, Inst for Law & Econ Research Paper No. 20-22 (with Steven Davidoff Solomon). (forthcoming)
Implicit Communication and Enforcement of Corporate Disclosure Regulation (July 28, 2020), U of Penn, Inst for Law & Econ Research Paper No. 20-45 (with Ashiq Ali, Michael T. Durney, & Hoyoun Kyung). (forthcoming)
Synthetic Governance (July 5, 2020), U of Penn, Inst for Law & Econ Research Paper No. 20-41 (with Byung Hyun Anh, Panos N. Patatoukas, & Steven Davidoff Solomon). (forthcoming)
Power and Statistical Significance in Securities Fraud Litigation (February 18, 2020), U of Penn, Inst for Law & Econ Research Paper No. 20-28; HARV. BUS. L. REV. (forthcoming 2021) (with Jonah B. Gelbach). (forthcoming)
The Uncertain Stewardship Potential of Index Funds (January 2020), in GLOBAL SHAREHOLDER STEWARDSHIP: COMPLEXITIES, CHALLENGES AND POSSIBILITIES (Dionysia Katelouzou & Dan W. Puchniak eds, Cambridge University Press, forthcoming). European Corporate Governance Institute - Law Working Paper No. 490/2020; U of Penn, Inst for Law & Econ Research Paper No. 20-09. (forthcoming)
- Corporate Law
- Corporate Governance
- Securities Regulation and Litigation
- Federal Courts
Fordham – T.J. Maloney Professor of Business Law and Director, Corporate Law Center (1989-2008)
Penn Law – Perry Golkin Professor of Law (2009- ); Professor of Law (2008-09)
U.S. Justice Department (Honors Program), Criminal Division Trial Attorney (1985-87)
Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton - Associate (1987-89)
Visiting Professor – Georgetown, Penn Law, Columbia, Harvard
Association of American Law Schools: Chair, Section on Business Associations – Academic Year 2004-2005; Chair, Section on Securities Regulation – Academic Year 2008-2009
Member, American Law Institute
Member, American Law & Economics Association
Board of Academic Advisors, Institute for Law & Economic Policy
- Securities Regulation
- Corporate Governance Seminar
- Federal Courts