Brian JM Quinn joined Boston College Law School in 2008. He teaches Corporations,
Corporations Lab, Mergers & Acquisitions, Mergers & Acquisitions Lab, as well as
Deals: The Economic Structure of Transactions. 

Prof. Quinn's research focuses on corporate law, the structuring of transactions,
transactional law, and private ordering. 

Prof. Quinn joined the law school from Stanford Law School where he was the Teaching
Fellow for Corporate Governance & Practice. Prior to his position at Stanford, Prof.
Quinn was in private practice with Cooley Godward in Palo Alto, where he represented
public and private technology clients in merger and acquisitions transactions. Prof.
Quinn also previously served as country coordinator for the Harvard University’s
Institute for International Development, managing Harvard’s Vietnam-based teaching and
research activities. Prof. Quinn got his start as a legislative aide to Senator Edward M.
Kennedy working on health and education issues. Prof. Quinn writes on corporate law,
transaction structures and private ordering. His work has appeared in numerous journals
including the UC Davis Law Review, University of Cincinnati Law Review, the Journal of
Corporation Law, and the Delaware Journal of Corporate Law among others. Prof. Quinn is a
regularly cited in the media for his legal analysis and commentary on current merger
transaction deal developments. Prof. Quinn also blogs on legal developments in corporate
governance and mergers & acquisitions at the M&A Law Prof Blog. 

In addition, Prof. Quinn has written extensively on issues of legal reform in
post-Socialist Asia, particularly Vietnam. Prof. Quinn is a member of the board of the
Trust for University Innovation in Vietnam (TUIV). The TUIV is a 501(c)(3) organization
with a mission to improve institutional innovation in Vietnam’s system of higher

Prof. Quinn is a non-resident fellow George Washington University Law School’s Center for
Law, Economics, and Finance, as well as an International Fellow at the Fulbright
Economics Teaching Program at the University of Economics of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
Prof. Quinn received the 2011 Professor Emil Slizewski Award for Faculty Excellence and
the Provost’s 2012 TWIN Award for the use of new technology in teaching. 



Omnicare: Coercion and the New Unocal Standard, Journal of Corporation Law (2013)

When Omnicare, Inc. v. NCS Healthcare, Inc. was decided ten years ago, it was widely...



Arbitration and the Future of Delaware’s Corporate Law Franchise, Boston College Law School Faculty Papers (2013)

In an effort to maintain Delaware’s competitive position in the market for adjudications, Delaware recently...



Putting Your Money Where Your Mouth Is: The Performance of Earnouts in Corporate Acquisitions, University of Cincinnati Law Review (2013)

This Article seeks to answer the question whether earnouts really serve to respond to adverse...



Shareholder Lawsuits, Status Quo Bias, and Adoption of the Exclusive Forum Provision, UC Davis Law Review (2011)

Observers note a trend of shareholder lawsuits migrating out of Delaware. This trend is a...


Contributions to Books

Bulletproof: Mandatory Rules for Deal Protections, Law and Economics of Mergers and Acquisitions (2013)

This Article provides an economic analysis of mechanisms that protect negotiated acquisitions of companies and...

Foreword, Regulation of Securities Offerings and Investment Banking: Cases and Materials for Study in US Securities Act of 1933 (2012)

Foreword to the book Regulation of Securities Offerings and Investment Banking: Cases and Materials for...


Works in Progress


Panelist, Tech, Texts, and Learning, H20 in the Classroom, Harvard Law School (2014)
The Coming Tide, Pace Law School (2013)

There is no question that the legal industry is in flux and along with it...

The Role of M&A in a Corporate Governance System, Vietnam Executive Leadership Program, Harvard University, Ash Center (2013)
Participant, "The 2013 Private Equity M&A Roundtable", The GW Law Center for Law, Economics & Finance and The Weinberg Center for Corporate Governance (2013)
Omnicare: Of Fruit Flies and Deal Protections, Omnicare: 10 Years On, University of Iowa College of Law (2013)



Corporations - An Online, Open Source Casebook (2015 Edition) (2015)

This online resource is intended to be used as a “virtual” casebook for an introductory...



Corporations - An Open Source Casebook, (2014 Edition) (2014)

This playlist is intended to be used as a “virtual” casebook for an introductory corporations...



Corporations - An Open Source Casebook (2013)

This playlist is intended to be used as a “virtual” casebook for an introductory corporations...