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Prof. Jill E. Fisch named ECGI Research Associate

July 01, 2013

Jill E. Fisch, the Perry Golkin Professor of Law and Co-Director of the Law School’s Institute for Law and Economics, has been elected a Research Associate of the European Corporate Governance Institute, a mark of high academic distinction in the field of corporate law.

“Jill is an outstanding scholar and exceptionally deserving of this honor,” said Deputy Dean William W. Bratton, a co-director of the Institute for Law and Economics. “ECGI is the world’s preeminent organization of financial and legal academics working in corporate governance.”

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.

Her work, which consists of more than 50 scholarly articles, has appeared in the top law reviews including the Harvard Law Review, the Yale Law Journal and the University of Pennsylvania Law Review.

Among her current projects are experimental research into retail investor decision-making, analysis of the structural and practical challenges posed by the financial regulatory process, and ongoing work on the theory and goals of private securities fraud litigation.

Fisch has also examined the role of institutional investors in corporate governance, particularly shareholder voting.  She has recently traveled to Japan, China, Germany and London to lecture and to meet with scholars and regulators to address issues resulting from the globalization of the capital markets.

In addition to her election as an ECGI Research Associate, Fisch is a member of the American Law Institute and a former chair of the Committee on Corporation Law of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York. She received the Robert A. Gorman Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2010-2011.

The ECGI, which was founded in 2002, is an international scientific non-profit association. It provides a forum for debate and dialogue among academics, legislators and practitioners, focusing on major corporate governance issues and thereby promoting best practice.

The ECGI awards the title Research Associate to individuals who have demonstrated outstanding achievements in the area of corporate governance. Seventeen elite academics from around the world were named 2013 Research Associates.