Professor Coffee, John C.

 

Professor John C. Coffee, Jr. is the Adolf A. Berle Professor of Law at Columbia University Law School and Director of its Center on Corporate Governance.  He is a Fellow at the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and has been repeatedly listed by the National Law Journal as among its “100 Most Influential Lawyers in America.” Professor Coffee has served as a Reporter to The American Law Institute for its Corporate Governance Project, has served on the Legal Advisory Board to the New York Stock Exchange, and was a member of the SEC’s Advisory Committee on the Capital Formation and Regulatory Processes. Professor Coffee is the author or editor of several widely used casebooks on corporations and securities regulation, including Coffee and Sale, SECURITIES REGULATION:  Cases and Materials (13th ed. 2015); Choper, Coffee and Gilson, CASES AND MATERIALS ON CORPORATIONS (8th ed. 2013); and Klein, Coffee, and Partnoy, BUSINESS ORGANIZATIONS AND FINANCE (11th ed. 2010). His books include Coffee, ENTREPRENEURIAL LITIGATION: Its Rise, Fall, and Future (Harvard University Press 2015); Coffee, GATEKEEPERS:  The Professions and Corporate Governance (Oxford University Press 2006); Coffee, Lowenstein, and Rose-Ackerman, KNIGHTS, RAIDERS AND TARGETS:  The Impact of the Hostile Takeover (Oxford University Press 1988); and Ferran, Moloney, Hill and Coffee, THE REGULATORY AFTERMATH OF THE GLOBAL FINAINCIAL CRISIS (Cambridge University Press 2012). According to a recent survey of law review citations, Professor Coffee is the most cited law professor in law reviews over the last ten years in the combined corporate, commercial, and business law field.  In 2015, Lawdragon listed him on its 100 member “Hall of Fame” list of influential lawyers in the U.S.

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