William Wilson Bratton
Deputy Dean and Nicholas F. Gallicchio Professor of Law; 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.
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. His work has appeared in the Cornell, Michigan, Northwestern, Pennsylvania, Stanford, and Virginia law reviews, and the Duke and Georgetown law journals, along with the American Journal of Comparative Law and the Common Market Law Review. His book, Corporate Finance: Cases and Materials (Foundation Press, 7th ed. 2012), is the leading law school text on the subject. Bratton is a Research Associate of the European Corporate Governance Institute. In 2009, he was installed as the Anton Philips Professor at the Faculty of Law of Tilburg University in The Netherlands, the fifth American academic to hold the chair.
- Corporate Finance
- Law and Economics
- Legal History
CORPORATE FINANCE: CASES AND MATERIALS (Foundation Press, 7th ed.).
Articles and Book Chapters
A World Without Treasuries?, in IS U.S. GOVERNMENT DEBT DIFFERENT? 13 (Franklin Allen et al. eds., 2012).
Shareholders and Social Welfare, 36 Seattle U. L. Rev. 489 (2013) (with Michael Wachter)
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)
An Anatomy of Corporate Legal Theory, 24 RESEARCH IN L. & ECON. 21 (2009), reprinted in LAW & ECONOMICS: TOWARD SOCIAL JUSTICE (Dana L. Gold ed., JAI Press 2009).
Private Equity’s Three Lessons for Agency Theory, 9 EUR. BUS. ORG. L. REV. 509 (2008)
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).
Whither Hostility?, in INTERNATIONAL MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS ACTIVITY SINCE 1990: QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS AND RECENT RESEARCH (G. Gregoriou & L. Renneboog, eds., Elsevier 2007).
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.
A Transactional Genealogy of Scandal: From Michael Milken to Enron to Goldman Sachs, 86 S. CAL. L. REV. (with Adam J. Levitin). (forthcoming 2013)
Hedge Funds and Governance Targets: Long Term Results (forthcoming)
Institutional Investor Activism: Hedge Funds and Private Equity, Economics and Regulation (ed. with Joseph McCahery)(collection to be published by Oxford University Press in 2013). (forthcoming 2013)
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