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Research by four Penn Law faculty included in top ten corporate and securities articles of the year

April 27, 2016

Penn Law was the most well-represented law school on this year’s Corporate Practice Commentator list of the ten best corporate and securities articles, with the work of four faculty members featured. In addition, three of the list’s top ten articles were authored or co-authored by Penn Law faculty — a tie for most with Harvard Law School and Berkeley Law.

The four Penn Law faculty members represented in the top ten were William W. Bratton, Jill Fisch, Edward B. Rock L’83, and Michael L. Wachter. The list is selected by teachers in corporate and securities law and contained more than 540 articles.

“In the field of business law, Penn Law’s faculty continues to produce outstanding, innovative scholarship,” said Ted Ruger, Dean of Penn Law. “These articles are just a few of the examples of how the work being done at Penn Law makes an impact on academia, as well as on policy, in regard to today’s critical issues in corporate and securities law.”

“Bankers and Chancellors,” co-authored by Bratton, the Nicholas F. Gallicchio Professor of Law and Co-Director of the Institute for Law and Economics, and Wachter, the William B. and Mary Barb Johnson Professor of Law and Economics and Co-Director of the Institute for Law and Economics, was included in the top ten. The article was published in the Texas Law Review.

“Confronting the Peppercorn Settlement in Merger Litigation: An Empirical Analysis and a Proposal for Review” by Fisch, Perry Golkin Professor of Law and Co-Director of the Institute for Law and Economics, and her colleagues Sean J. Griffith from Fordham Law School and Steven Davidoff Solomon of Berkeley Law was also included. Fisch’s article was also published in the Texas Law Review.

And “Symbolic Corporate Governance Politics,” published in the Boston University Law Review, and co-authored by Rock, the Saul A. Fox Distinguished Professor of Business Law, and Marcel Kahan of the New York University School of Law, also featured in the top ten.