|Present||Associate Professor of Law, Washington and Lee University School of Law ‐ Washington and Lee University School of Law|
- Professional Responsibility
- Publicly Held Businesses
- Close Business Arrangements
- Advanced Topics in Corporate Law
|JD, Columbia University|
|BA, Yale University|
Facebook's Alternative Facts Virginia Law Review Online (2019)
In this short essay, I argue that Facebook’s adoption of the alternative-facts frame potentially contributes to the divisiveness that has made social media misinformation a powerful digital tool. Facebook’s choice to present information as “facts” ...
Shareholder Proposal Settlements and the Private Ordering of Public Elections Yale Law Journal (2016)
Reform of campaign finance disclosure has stalled in Congress and at various federal agencies, but it is steadily unfolding in a firm-by-firm program of private ordering. Today, much of what is publicly known about how ...
Voter Primacy Fordham Law Review (2015)
This Article argues that Citizens United v. FEC expanded the audience for campaign finance disclosure to include a group that had never before been held relevant to campaign finance disclosure—corporate shareholders—and explores the constitutional, policy, ...
Opaque Transparency: Outside Spending and Disclosure by Privately-Held Business Entities in 2012 and Beyond University of Cincinnati Law Review (2014)
In this Article, I analyze data on outside spending from the treasuries of for-profit business entities in the 2012 federal election--the very spending unleashed by Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission. I find that the ...
The CEO and the Hydraulics of Campaign Finance Deregulation Northwestern University Law Review
Voters increasingly view their consumer activities, not their campaign contributions, as the most meaningful way to participate in politics. In 2014, after it became public that Mozilla’s CEO, Brendan Eich, had made a controversial political ...