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Corporate Practice Commentator names articles by Professors Fisch and Pollman among the best of the year – again

April 30, 2020

Corporate Practice Commentator recently named the Top 10 Corporate and Securities Articles of 2019, and three articles by two University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School professors made the list. The articles were selected by peers in the field out of nearly 400 pieces.

Saul A. Fox Distinguished Professor of Business Law Jill E.Fisch’s article, “The New Titans of Wall Street: A Theoretical Framework for Passive Investors,” published in the University of Pennsylvania Law Review and co-authored by Assaf Hamdani and Steven Davidoff Solomon, marks her 13th appearance on the prestigious list. Professor Fisch has had articles make the list every year since 2012 (two pieces in 2018) as well as in 2006 and 2008-2010.

Professor Elizabeth Pollman had two articles named to the 2019 list: “Corporate Disobedience,” published in the Duke Law Journal, and “Startup Governance,” published in the University of Pennsylvania Law Review. Professor Pollman’s scholarship was previously honored in 2017.

This year marks the 26th time the Corporate Practice Commentator has polled corporate and securities law professors to select the best corporate and securities articles published in legal journals that year.

Professor Fisch holds a joint appointment at the Wharton Legal Studies & Business Ethics Department. Her work focuses on the intersection between law and business, especially the role of regulation and litigation in addressing limitations in the disciplinary power of the capital markets.

Professor Fisch also serves as a Co-Director of the Institute for Law and Economics, a Director of the European Corporate Governance Institute, a former Chair of the Committee on Corporation Law of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, and a member of the American Law Institute, and the National Adjudicatory Council of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority. She has received the LLM Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2015-2016 and the Robert A. Gorman Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2010-11.

Professor Fisch teaches courses on corporations, securities regulation, corporate governance, crisis management, strategic equity, and federal courts, among others.

Professor Pollman joined the Law School earlier this year from Loyola Law School in Los Angeles and serves as a Co-Director of the Institute for Law and Economics. She was previously a fellow at the Rock Center for Corporate Governance at Stanford Law School.

Professor Pollman’s work specializes in corporate law and governance with a focus on corporate purpose and personhood as well as startups, entrepreneurship, and law and technology. She is an active member of the Corporate Laws Committee of the American Bar Association and has served on the National Business Law Scholars Conference Board and the AALS Business Associations Executive Committee.

Professor Pollman teaches courses on corporations, corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, and venture capital.