Albert E. Cinelli Enterprise Prof. of Law, Co-Dir. The Charles Evans Gerber Transactional Studies Center
Jerome Greene Hall, Room 837
435 West 116th Street, Box D-11
New York NY 10027
- Commercial Law
- Payment Systems
- Secured Transactions
- Electronic Commerce
- Intellectual Property
- University of Texas at Austin, J.D., 1985, magna cum laude, (first in class); Managing Editor Texas Law Review.
- Rice University, Houston, Texas, B.A., 1982, (History), magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa.
Ronald Mann was law clerk to Judge Joseph T. Sneed, United States
Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit (1985-1986) and Justice Lewis F. Powell,
Jr. of the United States Supreme Court (1986-1987). He practiced real estate and commercial law in Houston, Texas (1987-1991). Worked for the Justice
Department as an Assistant to the Solicitor General of the United States,
(1991-1994); he also worked in the Office of the Independent Counsel (1998-2000) (appellate litigation of various matters, including United States v. Hubbell, 530 U.S. 27 (2000)).
Professor Mann joined the Columbia Law School faculty on July 1,
2007 after holding tenured positions at the University of Michigan, University
of Texas, and the Washington University School of Law. A nationally renowned
scholar in the areas of secured credit, payment systems, and intellectual
property, he has authored dozens of law review articles in leading law reviews,
as well as path breaking casebooks on Payment Systems and Electronic Commerce.
Mann is a member of the American Law
Institute; a conferee of the National Bankruptcy Conference; he also serves as a fellow at the American Bar Foundation; he is a commentator at SCOTUSBlog on IP and Banking Law; Reporter: Amendments to UCC Articles 3, 4, and 4A (2000-2003); in addition, he is a frequent
visiting scholar at Federal Reserve Banks.
Languages: Greek, Latin, Biblical Hebrew, and Old English.