|Present||Associate Dean for Experiential Learning, Boston College Law School|
|Present||Associate Professor, Boston College Law School|
- Fall 2018: No courses taught
- Spring 2019: Corporations, Mergers & Acquisitions: Corporate/Security Issues
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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 adopted a Chancery Court-sponsored arbitration procedure. That procedure relies on the good offices of the Court to undertake confidential arbitration ...
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 manifestation of a litigation strategy by plaintiffs’ counsel to avoid Delaware’s aggressive policing of agency costs in acquisition-related shareholder litigation ...
Farmers, Middlemen, and the New Rule of Law Movement Boston College Third World Law Journal (2010)
This paper investigates the economic relationships between farmers and middlemen in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta and places it in the context of the new rule of law movement. The new rule of law movement, which has ...
Asset Specificity and Transaction Structures: A Case Study of @Home Corporation Harvard Negotiation Law Review (2010)
This is a case study of asset specific investments, a class of transactions that is well understood in the context of economic theory but that is under-analyzed empirically. Because specific investments are particular to a ...
The Failure of Private Ordering and the Financial Crisis of 2008 New York University Journal of Law & Business (2009)
This Article analyzes the Financial Crisis of 2008 in the context of failures by market participants to engage in private ordering thus leading to opportunistic behavior at the expense of market stability. The Financial Crisis ...
Putting Your Money Where Your Mouth Is: The Performance of Earnouts in Corporate Acquisitions University of Cincinnati Law Review
This Article seeks to answer the question whether earnouts really serve to respond to adverse selection, as commonly believed, or if alternatively, they better address problems created by symmetric uncertainty. To answer this question, I ...
Mergers and Acquisitions: Law, Theory, and Practice (2016)
This casebook includes, and explains, deal documentation, and discusses how negotiations proceed, referencing both the relevant law and transacting norms. It covers Federal and State law, as well as other relevant regulatory regimes involving antitrust, ...
Contributions to Books (3)
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 explains the need for a mandatory rule limiting the use of such mechanisms. The Delaware courts have in fact imposed ...
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 Study in US Securities Act of 1933, published by China Financial Publishing House.