Welcome Guest Blogger William Birdthistle

wbirdthistle_web.jpgI’m pleased to welcome William Birdthistle, of Chicago-Kent, as a guest-blogger this month.

William is an assistant professor in his second year at Chicago-Kent, where he teaches Business Organizations, Securities Regulation, and International Business Transactions. His primary research interest is in collective investment vehicles, such as mutual funds, exchange-traded funds, private equity funds, and hedge funds. Previously, he spent several years practicing at Ropes & Gray in Boston, where he was a corporate associate in their investment management division. He clerked for Judge Diarmuid O’Scannlain on the Ninth Circuit after receiving a bachelor’s degree from Duke University and a J.D. from Harvard Law School.

Aside from his academic pieces, which you can find here, William has also written book reviews and op-eds for the Wall Street Journal, Chicago Tribune, and Christian Science Monitor.

Selected Publications:

The Fortunes & Foibles of Exchange-Traded Funds, 33 Delaware Journal of Corporate Law (forthcoming 2008)

Football Most Foul, Green Bag 2d, Vol. 10, No. 2, pp. 159-172, Winter 2007

Compensating Power: An Analysis of Rents and Rewards in the Mutual Fund Industry, 80 Tulane Law Review 1401 (2006)

The Bejaysus Factory, Wall Street Journal, Dec. 13, 2002, at W1

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