Zohar Goshen

Alfred W. Bressler Professor of Law; Director, Center for Israeli Legal Studies

Office: 435 West 116th Street
Rm. 938
New York NY 10027
Tel: 212-854-9760
Fax: 212-854-7946
Email: zgoshen@law.columbia.edu

Assistant Info

Name: Barbara Lester
Phone: 212-854-9408
Email: barbara.lester@law.columbia.edu

Courses/Current Research:
  • Corporation Law

  • Securities Regulation

  • Corporate Finance

  • Antitrust Law


  • LL.B., Hebrew University, 1987
  • LL.M., Yale Law School, 1990
  • S.J.D., Yale Law School, 1991

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    Detailed Biography:

    Chairman, Israel Securities Authority (Israel's SEC), 2008-2011

    The Willis Resse Teaching Prize, Columbia Law School, 2006

    Ono Academic College, Faculty of law, Kiryat Ono, 2005-present;

    Phillip P. Mizock and Estelle Mizock Professor of Law, Faculty of Law, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 1991-2005.

    Visiting appointments at Yale Law School, 1999; NYU Law School, 2000; and Columbia Law School, 2001, 2002, 2003.

    Chairperson, Israeli Securities Authority's Corporate Governance Code Committee;

    Chairperson, Israeli Ministry of Trade's Committee for Reevaluating the Israeli Antitrust Law;

    Chairperson of the Disciplinary Court of Securities Advisers and Portfolio Managers, 1997-2000;

    Director (for public interests), Israel's Discount Bank, 1997-2002 (state-appointed);

    Director of the Israeli Securities Authority (Israel's SEC), 1995-1997.

    Law Clerk at the Supreme Court of Israel, to the Honorable Chief Justice Meir Shamgar, 1986-87.

    Member of Israel's Democracy Institute.

    Fulbright Fellowship, 1989; Rothschild Fellowship 1989; and Olin Foundation Fellowship, Center for Law, Economics and Public Policy, Yale Law School, 1990.

    Publications include Corporate Control and Idiosyncratic Vision (with Assaf Hamdani), YALE LAW JOURNAL; Shareholder Dividend Options, YALE LAW JOURNAL; Controlling Strategic Voting: Property Rule or Liability Rule?, SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA LAW REVIEW; On Insider Trading, Markets, and 'Negative' Property Rights in Information, VIRGINIA LAW REVIEW (with Gideon Parchomovsky); The Efficiency of Controlling Corporate Self-Dealing: Theory Meets Reality, CALIFORNIA LAW REVIEW; The Essential Role of Securities Regulation, DUKE LAW JOURNAL (with Gideon Parchomovsky).