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About William Birdthistle

William A. Birdthistle joined the faculty of Chicago-Kent in 2006. Previously, he practiced for five years at Ropes & Gray in Boston, where he was a corporate associate in the investment management division. While at the firm, Professor Birdthistle worked primarily on matters involving mutual funds and hedge funds, focusing specifically on governmental investigations into allegations of malfeasance in the mutual fund industry.
Professor Birdthistle's research explores investment funds, executive compensation, and corporate governance. He has published academic articles in the University of Chicago Law Review, Harvard Law Review, University of Illinois Law Review, Green Bag, and Tulane Law Review, among other places, and has written book reviews, op-eds, and other pieces for the Wall Street Journal, Chicago Tribune, and Christian Science Monitor. His article on exchange-traded funds published in the Delaware Journal of Corporate Law was selected for inclusion in the Securities Law Review anthology of the top 10 securities law review articles of 2008.


Present Faculty Member, Chicago-Kent College of Law

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