Robert B. Thompson
New York Alumni Chancellor's Professor of LawProfessor of Management
Corporate governance, limited liability, empirical studies, securities regulation, closely held businesses
J.D. University of Virginia
B.A. Vanderbilt University
Robert B. Thompson is one of the nation's top scholars in corporations law, corporate finance and securities regulation. The author of a number of leading books and articles, many including innovative empirical research, in these and related fields, Professor Thompson has testified before committees of Congress, a state legislature, and the New York Stock Exchange. He has served since 1991 as editor of the Corporate Practice Commentator, served as an adviser for the American Law Institute's Restatement (Third) of Agency and chaired two sections of the Association of American Law Schools. During 2004-05, he was chair of Vanderbilt University's Faculty Senate. A dedicated teacher, Professor Thompson teaches corporations, securities regulation, and co-teaches joint law and business courses on equity markets and business mergers and acquisitions. He joined the law faculty in 2000 from Washington University School of Law, where he was George Alexander Madill Professor of Law and Director of the Center for Interdisciplinary Studies.
Corporations and Other Business Associations, Cases and Materials (Aspen Publishers, 5th edition, 2006) (with teacher's manual) (with C.R.T. O'Kelley)
O'Neal and Thompson's Close Corporations and LLCs: Law and Practice (Rev. 3d edition) (Thomson/West 2004 and annual supplements) (3rd edition 1986-2003 with F. Hodge O'Neal through 1991)
O'Neal and Thompson's Oppression of Minority Shareholders and LLC Members (Revised 2nd edition, Thomson/West 2004 and annual supplements) (2nd edition 1985-2003 with F. Hodge O'Neal through 1991)
"The Dilemma of Odious Debts," 56 Duke Law Journal 1201 (2007)(with Lee C. Buchheit and G. Mitu Gulati)
"Securities Litigation and Its Lawyers: Changes during the First Decade after the PSLRA," 106 Columbia Law Review 1489-1533 (2006) (with Stephen J. Choi)
"The New Look of Shareholder Litigation: Acquisition-Oriented Class Actions," 57 Vanderbilt Law Review 133 (2004) (with Randall Thomas)
"Exit, Liquidity and Majority Rule: Appraisal’s Role in Corporate Law, " 84 Georgetown Law Journal 1-60 (1995)
"Piercing the Corporate Veil: An Empirical Study," 76 Cornell Law Review 1036-1074 (1991)
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