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.
A Tale of Two Markets: Regulation and Innovation in Post-Crisis Mortgage and Structured Finance Markets (August 21. 2019), U of Penn, Inst for Law & Econ Research Paper No. 19-33 (with Adam J. Levitin). (forthcoming)
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