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About James A. Fanto

James A. Fanto is a professor at Brooklyn Law School. He teaches courses on banking, corporate, and securities law, corporate finance, and comparative and international corporate law and governance. His extensive writings and lectures both in the United States and abroad focus on, among other topics, the law relating to corporate boards, comparative corporate governance, cross-cultural securities disclosure, investor education, merger decision making and differences in business law and enterprises between the United States and France. He is the author of several books, Broker-Dealer Law and Regulation (4th ed. 2007, with Norman Poser), Directors’ and Officers’ Liability (2005) and Corporate Governance in French and American Law (1997), and recent articles of his appeared in the Columbia Business Law Review, the Ohio State Law Journal and the Florida Law Review. He is an editor of an electronic journal in the Social Science Research Network, Corporate and Financial Law: Interdisciplinary Approaches. Professor Fanto is an Associate Director of Brooklyn Law School's Center for the Study of International Business Law, directs the Center's International Economic Law Forums and has taught in the School’s summer programs in Beijing and Bologna. Before becoming a law professor, he practiced banking, corporate, and securities law with the firm of Davis Polk & Wardwell in Washington, Paris and New York, and he is an independent consultant on corporate and securities law matters. Professor Fanto received his B.A. from the University of Notre Dame, his M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Michigan and J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania. He was a law clerk to Judge Louis H. Pollak of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and to Justice Harry A. Blackmun of the United States Supreme Court.


Present Professor of Law, Brooklyn Law School



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Contact Information

250 Joralemon Street
Room 716M
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Phone: (718) 780-7566


Articles (20)

Books (4)

Co-authored Articles (1)