Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Stephen Choi and Jill Fisch ’85 To Give Wasserman Lecture Feb. 3

New York University law professor Stephen Choi and University of Pennsylvania law professor Jill E. Fisch ’85 will discuss “Director Elections and the Influence of Proxy Advisors” at the Bert W. Wasserman Workshop in Law and Finance Tuesday, February 3, at Yale Law School. The lecture runs from 12:15 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. in Room 109 and is open to the public. It is sponsored by the Yale Law School Center for the Study of Corporate Law.

Stephen Choi is the Murray and Kathleen Bring Professor of Law at New York University School of Law. He joined the NYU faculty in 2005. He previously taught at the UC Berkeley Law School and the University of Chicago Law School and also worked as an associate at McKinsey & Company in New York.

His research interests focus on the theoretical and empirical analysis of corporations and capital markets. He has published in many law journals including the Yale Law Journal, Stanford Law Review, University of Chicago Law Review, and Michigan Law Review, and has presented papers at numerous conferences and symposia.

He holds a B.A. in economics from Harvard College, a J.D. from Harvard Law School, and a Ph.D. in economics from Harvard University.

A nationally known business law scholar, Jill Fisch joined the Penn Law faculty in 2008. She previously taught at Fordham Law School, where she held the T.J. Maloney Chair in Business Law and served as the founding director of the Fordham Corporate Law Center. Prior to entering academia, she practiced with the United States Department of Justice Criminal Division and Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen and Hamilton in New York. She has been a visiting professor at Harvard, Columbia, and Georgetown Law Schools.

Fisch’s 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 articles have appeared in a variety of leading law reviews, including the Harvard Law Review, the Yale Law Journal, the Columbia Law Review, and the Cornell Law Review.

She holds a B.A. from Cornell and a J.D. from Yale Law School.

The Bert W. Wasserman Workshop in Law and Finance was established by Craig Wasserman ’86 in memory and honor of his father, Bert W. Wasserman, a distinguished leader in the field of finance who exemplified the field’s highest professional and ethical standards. The goal of the workshop is to support the study of corporate law and finance by sponsoring workshops and discussion forums for the presentation of current research and the discussion of topical issues in law and finance by faculty from Yale and other universities, government officials and members of the bar.