Ronald J. Gilson

Marc and Eva Stern Professor of Law and Business

Office: 435 West 116th Street
New York NY 10027
Tel: 212-854-1655
Fax: 212-854-7946

Assistant Info

Name: Christopher Mark
Phone: 212-854-3739
Areas of Expertise
  • Corporate and securities law
  • Law and economics
  • Venture capital and private equity financing


  • A.B., Washington University, 1968
  • J.D., Yale, 1971

Detailed Biography

Editor, Yale Law Journal. Law clerk to the Hon. David Bazelon, 1971-72. Private practice at Steinhart, Goldberg, Feigenbaum & Ladar, 1972-79. Has taught at Stanford Law School since 1979 and is currently the Charles J. Meyers Professor of Law and Business. Joined the Columbia faculty in 1992. Visiting scholar, the Hoover Institution, 1988-89. Reporter, American Law Institute Corporate Governance Project. Member, California State Senate Commission on Corporate Governance, Shareholder Rights, and Securities Transactions. Member, editorial advisory board, Little, Brown & Co.; editorial board, Mergers and Acquisitions Law Reporter; the American Law Institute, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Associate editor, Journal of Corporate Finance.


Publications include The Law and Finance of Corporate Acquisitions (with B. Black, 1995) and Cases and Materials on Corporations (with J. Choper and J. Coffee, 2000, new ed.). Has published widely in the areas of corporate and securities law, law and economics, and venture capital and private equity financing.