William Wilson Bratton
Nicholas F. Gallicchio Professor of Law and Co-Director, Institute for Law and Economics
William Bratton is recognized internationally as a leading writer on business law. He brings an interdisciplinary perspective to a wide range of subject matters that encompass corporate governance, corporate finance, accounting, corporate legal history, and comparative corporate law.
- Corporate Finance
- Law and Economics
- Legal History
CORPORATE FINANCE: CASES AND MATERIALS (Foundation Press, 8th ed. 2016).
Articles and Book Chapters
Hedge Fund Activism, Poison Pills, and the Jurisprudence of Threat (August 22, 2016), in THE CORPORATE CONTRACT IN CHANGING TIMES: IS THE LAW KEEPING UP? (William Savitt, Steven Davidoff Solomon, Randall Thomas eds., forthcoming) (forthcoming)
A World Without Treasuries?, in IS U.S. GOVERNMENT DEBT DIFFERENT? 13 (Franklin Allen et al. eds., 2012).
Reforming Securities Law Enforcement: Politics and Money at the Public/Private Divide, in REGULATORY BREAKDOWN: THE CRISIS OF CONFIDENCE IN U.S. REGULATION 200 (Cary Coglianese ed., University of Pennsylvania Press 2012). (with Michael L. Wachter)
The Equilibrium Content of Corporate Federalism , 41 WAKE FOREST L. REV. 619 (2006) (with Joseph McCahery), reprinted in 48 CORP. PRAC. COMMENTATOR 855 (2007) and MET RECHT (Peter Essers, et al. eds., Kluwer 2009).
Supersize Pay, Incentive Compatibility and the Volatile Model of the Shareholder, 1 VA. L. & BUS. REV. 55 (2006), reprinted in PERSPECTIVES ON CORPORATE GOVERNANCE (Scott Kieff & Troy Paredes, eds., Cambridge University Press 2010).
More publications can be found here.
The Modern Corporation and Private Property Revisited: Gardiner Means and the Administered Price (September 5, 2018), U of Penn, Inst for Law & Econ Research Paper No. 18-29. (forthcoming)
The New Bond Workouts (February 23, 2017). U of Penn, Inst for Law & Econ Research Paper No. 17-9 (with Adam J. Levitin). (forthcoming)
Penn Law – Nicholas F. Gallicchio Professor of Law (2011-); Deputy Dean (2012- ); Professor of Law (2010-11)
Anton Philips Professor, Tilburg University, Department of Business Law (2009-10)
Research Associate – European Corporate Governance Institute (2007- )
Georgetown – Peter P. Weidenbruch, Jr. Professor of Business Law (2007-10); Professor of Law (2003-07)
George Washington University – Samuel Tyler Research Professor of Law (1999–2003)
Rutgers University School of Law-Newark – Professor of Law (Professor II) and Governor Woodrow Wilson Scholar (1995-99); Professor of Law (Professor I) (1990-94)
Board member, AALS Business Associations Section, 1990-1993, 1999-2003, 2005- 2008.
Board member, AALS Socio-Economics Section, from 1996-1999.
Member, American Law Institute; American Economics Association; American Finance Association; Society of American Law Teachers.
- Corporate Finance: Legal Aspects
- Corporate Governance Seminar