Introducing Guest Blogger Lisa Fairfax

I’m thrilled to introduce Professor Lisa Fairfax who will be guest blogging with us this month.  No doubt, Professor Fairfax’s work is familiar to CoOp readers: We often feature her insightful posts from the Conglomerate on our blog.  Now, lucky for us, we get to welcome Professor Fairfax for the month.

Professor Fairfax is the Leroy Sorenson Merrifield Research Professor of Law at the George Washington University School of Law.  She joined the GWU faculty as a Professor of Law in the fall of 2009 where she teaches courses in the business area including Corporations, Securities Regulation, and Seminars on Securities Law and Corporate Transactions.  Professor Fairfax’s scholarly interests include corporate governance matters, shareholder activism, fiduciary obligations, securities fraud, and privatization and education, and she speaks and writes frequently on these and other corporate law topics.  Professor Fairfax is also a permanent writer for the blog, the Conglomerate.

Professor Fairfax is chair of the Business Associations Section of the Association of American Law Schools, and a member of the American Bar Association Business Law Section’s Committee on Corporate Laws, which has jurisdiction over the Model Business Corporation Act. In addition, Professor Fairfax is co-chair of the ABA Governmental Corporation Law Committee, which assists in developing guidelines and commentary for laws regulating government chartered corporations. Professor Fairfax serves on the National Adjudicatory Council and the NASDAQ Market Regulation Committee of FINRA.

Prior to joining GW, Professor Fairfax was a professor of law and director of the Business Law Program at the University of Maryland School of Law, where she was voted Teacher of the Year. Before entering academia, Professor Fairfax practiced corporate law with Ropes & Gray in Boston and the District of Columbia, and graduated from Harvard Law School and Harvard College with honors.

Her recent scholarship includes:

The Future of Shareholder Democracy, 84 Indiana Law Journal 1259 (2009).
The Rhetoric of Corporate Law: The Impact of Stakeholder Rhetoric on Corporate Norms, 31 J. Corp. L. 675 (2006).

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1 Response

  1. Miriam A. Cherry says:

    Yay! Glad to see you here, Lisa. Will read your posts with interest. Best, Miriam