Our Academic Advisory Board
James D. Cox, is the Brainerd Currie Professor of Law at Duke University School of Law in Durham, NC. He specializes in the areas of corporate and securities law. In addition to his texts, he has published extensively in the areas of market regulation and corporate governance, and has testified before the U.S. House and Senate on insider trading, class actions, and market reform issues.
Lisa M. Fairfax joins the University of Pennsylvania as a Presidential Professor and Co-Director of the Institute for Law & Economics (ILE). Before joining the Law School, Fairfax was the Alexander Hamilton Professor of Business Law at the George Washington University Law School and the Director of the GW Corporate Law and Governance Initiative. Fairfax teaches courses in the business area including Corporations, Contracts and seminars in securities law and corporate governance. Fairfax’s research and scholarly interests include matters related to corporate and board governance, board fiduciary duties, board-shareholder engagement, board composition and diversity, shareholder activism, affinity fraud, and securities fraud.
Jill E. Fisch is the Saul A. Fox Distinguished Professor of Business Law and Co-Director, Institute for Law and Economics at the University of Pennsylvania School of Law in Philadelphia, PA. She 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.
Brian T. Fitzpatrick is the Milton R. Underwood Chair in Free Enterprise and Professor of Law at Vanderbilt Law School. His research focuses on class action litigation, including both leading empirical studies and normative works. Prior to joining Vanderbilt’s faculty, he was a law clerk to the U.S. Supreme Court and a counsel to the U.S. Senate. He graduated first in his class from Harvard Law School.
Colleen Honigsberg is an Associate Professor of Law at Stanford Law School, where her research is focused on the empirical study of corporate and securities law. Her recent papers have examined gaps in the regulatory environment for financial advisors, the effect of usury laws on credit availability, and the incentive structure for auditors. Prior to joining the faculty in 2016, Professor Honigsberg received her Ph.D. from Columbia Business School and her J.D. from Columbia Law School.
Robert J. Jackson Jr. is a Professor of Law at New York University where he teaches a course on Investment Banking. Previously, he served on the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) since January 2018. Before that, he taught courses on corporations, investment banking, and leadership for lawyers at Columbia Law School.
Donald Langevoort is the Thomas Aquinas Reynolds Professor of Law at Georgetown Law School in Washington, DC. Prior to joining the Law Center faculty in 1999, Professor Langevoort was the Lee S. and Charles A. Speir Professor at Vanderbilt University School of Law, where he joined the faculty in 1981.
Frank Partnoy is the Adrian A. Kragen Professor of Law at UC Berkeley, where he is Co-Director of the Berkeley Center for Law and Business. He has written several books about business and financial markets and writes regularly for The Atlantic. He is also affiliated faculty at Berkeley Haas and a member of the Financial Economists Roundtable.
Professor Hillary A. Sale is an award-winning teacher, a Professor of Law at Georgetown Law in Washington DC, and an Affiliated Faculty Member at the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University. She teaches courses on Leadership, Women and Leadership, and Corporate Law and Governance. In the spring of 2017, she was the Sullivan & Cromwell Visiting Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, where she taught Women’s Leadership and Corporate Boards and Governance.
Joel Seligman is the immediate past President of the University of Rochester, in Rochester, NY, and is one of the leading authorities on securities law in the United States. He became the 10th president of the University of Rochester in July 2005 where he directed a strategic planning process to chart the University’s future and successfully led the largest comprehensive capital campaign in the University’s history.
Randall S. Thomas is the John S. Beasley II Chair in Law and Business Director, Law & Business Program; and Professor of Management, Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University School of Law in Nashville, TN. He has earned a reputation of being one of the most productive and thoughtful corporate and securities law scholars in the nation.