Skip to main content
Jill Fisch

Jill E. Fisch

Saul A. Fox Distinguished Professor of Business Law; Co-Director, Institute for Law & 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.

Fisch has written more than 100 scholarly articles and book chapters that have appeared in top law reviews, including the Harvard Law Review, Yale Law Journal, University of Pennsylvania Law Review, and Texas Law Review. Her work is regularly featured in the Corporate Practice Commentator’s list of “Top Ten Corporate and Securities Articles” and has been cited by a variety of courts including the United States Courts of Appeal for the First, Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth, Seventh, and Ninth Circuits, the Delaware Supreme Court, the Supreme Court of Utah, and the Delaware Chancery Court. Current projects include a focus on developments in ESG (environmental, social and governance) investing and the Securities & Exchange Commission’s regulatory responses, and ongoing work on the evolving role of institutional investors in corporate governance and the growing importance of retail investors. Fisch is also engaged in a series of experimental projects studying retail investor decision making. She has traveled extensively in Europe and Asia to teach, lecture, and meet with scholars and regulators on issues involving comparative corporate governance and the globalization of the capital markets.

Prior to Penn, Fisch was the T.J. Maloney Professor of Business Law and Founding Director of the Corporate Law Center at Fordham Law, where she taught for 19 years. She has been a Visiting Professor at Harvard, Berkeley, Columbia, and Georgetown. Before entering academia, Fisch was an Associate at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP and a Trial Attorney in the Criminal Division of the U.S. Justice Department Honors Program.

In 2022, Fisch received the University’s Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Foundation Award for Distinguished Teaching. She has also received the LLM Award for Excellence in Teaching (2015-16 and 2021-22) and the Robert A. Gorman Award for Excellence in Teaching (2010-11 and 2020-21).