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, in THE CORPORATE CONTRACT IN CHANGING TIMES: IS THE LAW KEEPING UP? (Steven Davidoff Solomon & Randall Stuart Thomas eds., Chicago 2019).
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)
More publications can be found here.
Corporate Law and the Myth of Efficient Market Control, CORNELL L. REV. (forthcoming 2019). (forthcoming)
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)
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