Jeffrey N. Gordon

Richard Paul Richman Professor of Law

Jeffrey N. Gordon

Jeffrey
N.
Gordon
Richard Paul Richman Professor of Law

Jeffrey N. Gordon is the Richard Paul Richman Professor of Law at Columbia Law School, Visiting Professor in the Law Faculty of the University of Oxford, and a fellow of the European Corporate Governance Institute. He is co-director of Columbia Law School’s Millstein Center for Global Markets and Corporate Ownership as well as co-director of the Richman Center for Business, Law and Public Policy.

Gordon teaches and writes extensively on corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, comparative corporate governance, and, more recently, the regulation of finance institutions. He is the co-author of the forthcoming Principles of Financial Regulation, Oxford University Press, and co-editor of the forthcoming Oxford Handbook on Corporate Law and Governance, Oxford University Press.

Recent articles relevant to current debates include: “The Agency Costs of Agency Capitalism: Activist Investors and the Re-valuation of Governance Rights,” (with Ronald Gilson), 113 Columbia Law Review 863, 2013; “The Empty Call for Benefit-Cost Analysis in Financial Regulation,” 43 Journal of Legal Studies S351, 2014; “Systemic Harms and Shareholder Value,” (with John Armour). 6 Journal of Legal Analysis 35, 2014; “Money Market Funds Run Risk: Will Floating Net Asset Value Fix the Problem?” (with Christopher M. Gandia), Columbia Business Law Review 313, 2014; and “Bank Resolution in the European Banking Union: An American Perspective on What It Would Take,” (with George Ringe), 115 Columbia Law Review 1297, 2015.

Education
  • J.D., Harvard University, 1975
  • B.A., Yale University, 1971
Areas of Expertise
  • Corporations
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Financial regulation
  • Foundations of the regulatory state
  • Contemporary corporate law scholarship reading group
Publications
  • "Principles of Financial Regulation," co-authored with John Armour, Dan Awrey, Paul Davies, Luca Enriques, Colin Mayer, and Jennifer Payne (Oxford Univ. Press 2016)
  • "Oxford Handbook on Corporate Law and Governance," co-editor with W. Georg Ringe (Oxford Univ. Press forthcoming 2016)
  • “Bank Resolution in the European Banking Union: An American Perspective on What it Would Take,” (with Georg Ringe), 115 Colum. L. Rev. 1297 (2015)
  • “Systemic Harms and Shareholder Value,” (with John Armour), 6 Journal of Legal Analysis 35 (2014)
  • “The Empty Call for Benefit Cost Analysis in Financial Regulation,” 43 Journal of Legal Studies S351 (2014)
  • “Money Market Funds Run Risk: Will Floating Net Asset Value Fix the Problem?” (with Christopher M. Gandia), Columbia Business Law Review 314 (2014)
  • “The Agency Costs of Agency Capitalism: Activist Investors and the Revaluation of Governance Rights,” (with Ronald Gilson), 113 Columbia Law Review 863 (2013)
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Courses
Advanced Corporate Law: Mergers and Acquisitions
Financial Crises, Regulatory Reforms
Financial Crises, Regulatory Responses
Financial Institutions and Financial Crises
Reading Group on Law, Money, and Finance

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