The Corporate Practice Commentator recently announced the list of the Ten Best Corporate and Securities Articles selected by an annual poll of corporate and securities law academics. The list includes scholarship by Harvard Law Professor Guhan Subramanian J.D./M.B.A. ’98 and several HLS alums.

Subramanian was recognized for his article “Deal Process Design in Management Buyouts,” 130 Harv. L. Rev. 590-658 (2016).

Subramanian, who serves as the faculty chair for the J.D./M.B.A. program at Harvard University, holds appointments at both Harvard Law School, where he is the Joseph H. Flom Professor of Law and Business, and Harvard Business School, where he is the H. Douglas Weaver Professor of Business Law. He was recently appointed the new chair of the Program on Negotiation  at Harvard Law School.

This year’s top ten articles were selected from a field of more than 540 pieces by faculty in corporate and securities law.  Several Harvard Law School alums were recognized for their scholarship.

An article co-written by Stephen Choi ’94, the Murray and Kathleen Bring Professor of Law and director of the Pollack Center at New York University; Marcel Kahan ’88, the George T. Lowy Professor of Law at New York University; Penn Law Professor Jill Fisch and New York University Law Professor Edward Rock,  “Does Majority Voting Improve Board Accountability?,” 83 U. Chi. L. Rev. 1119-1180 (2016), was included on the top ten list .

James Cox LL.M. ’71, the Brainerd Currie Professor of Law at Duke Law, wrote “Quieting the Shareholders’ Voice: Empirical Evidence of Pervasive Bundling in Proxy Solicitations,” 89 S. Cal. L. Rev. 1175-1238 (2016), with co-authors Fabrizio Ferri, Colleen Honigsberg, and Randall S. Thomas.

Anna Gelpern ’92, a professor of law at Georgetown University, and Erik Gerding ’98, law school professor and associate dean for academic affairs at the University of Colorado, Boulder, were recognized for their article “Inside Safe Assets,” 33 Yale J. on Reg. 363-421 (2016).

Richard Squire J.D./M.B.A. ’01, the Alpin J. Cameron Chair in Law at Fordham University School of Law, wrote “Principal Costs: A New Theory for Corporate Law and Governance,” 117 Colum. L. Rev. 767-829 (2017), with Zohar Goshen, the Alfred W. Bressler Professor of Law and the director of the Center for Israeli Legal Studies at Columbia Law School.

The other top articles for 2017 are:

Hwang, Cathy. Unbundled Bargains: Multi-agreement Dealmaking in Complex Mergers and Acquisitions. 164 U. Pa. L. Rev. 1403-1451 (2016).

Judge, Kathryn. Information Gaps and Shadow Banking. 103 Va. L. Rev. 411-480 (2017).

Morley, John. The Common Law Corporation: The Power of the Trust in Anglo-American Business History. 116 Colum. L. Rev. 2145-2197 (2016).

Pollman, Elizabeth and Jordan M. Barry. Regulatory Entrepreneurship. 90 S. Cal. L. Rev. 383-448 (2017).

Rauterberg, Gabriel and Eric Talley. Contracting Out of the Fiduciary Duty of Loyalty: An Empirical Analysis of Corporate Opportunity Waivers. 117 Colum. L. Rev. 1075-1151 (2017).