Professor Christopher M. Bruner joined the Washington and Lee law faculty in 2009.
His teaching and scholarship focus on corporate law and securities regulation, including
international and comparative dimensions of these subjects. 

Professor Bruner’s articles have appeared in a variety of law and policy journals. His
comparative study of U.S. and U.K. corporate governance, titled “Power and Purpose in the
‘Anglo-American’ Corporation” won the 2010 Association of American Law Schools Scholarly
Papers competition. 

Forthcoming Works



Agency and the Ontology of the Corporation, Washington and Lee Law Review (2012)


Corporate Governance Reform in a Time of Crisis, Journal of Corporate Law (2011)


Good Faith in Revlon-Land, New York Law School Law Review (2011)


Book Chapters


UNESCO, the WTO, and Trade in Cultural Products, Essays on the Future of the World Trade Organization (2008)



Is the Corporate Director's Duty of Care a 'Fiduciary' Duty? Does it Matter?, Fiduciary Law Workshop, Notre Dame Law school (2013)
A Conversation with Judge Rakoff (with Mark Drumbl), Washington and Lee University School of Law (2013)
Legal Issues for Entrepreneurs, Washington and Lee University Entrepreneurship Summit (2012)
Rethinking Shareholder Value and Purpose(s) of the Firm III, Aspen Institute Business & Society Program, Wharton School (2012)
Cross-Border Corporate Relations, Corporate Law: Best Practices for Regulation and Resolution of Disputes (2012)