October 23, 2008 (NEW YORK) – John C. Coffee Jr. was named to the prestigious Lawdragon list of the 500 leading lawyers in America. This marks Coffee’s third appearance on the annual list, now in its fourth year.
Coffee, the Adolf A. Berle Professor of Law at Columbia Law School, is one of the preeminent thinkers on corporate law and corporate governance. He has served as an expert witness on corporate matters in numerous cases and testified before Congress on such topics as the subprime crisis, credit rating agencies and corporate accounting scandals. Coffee also serves as director of Columbia Law School's Center on Corporate Governance. The National Law Journal has listed him as one of the 100 most influential lawyers in the U.S.
Lawdragon, a media company that provides legal news and lawyer profiles, selects its guide to the nation’s top attorneys through a combination of submissions from law firms, online voting and research by Lawdragon’s editorial staff.
Columbia Law School, founded in 1858, stands at the forefront of legal education and of the law in a global society. Columbia Law School joins traditional strengths in international and comparative law, constitutional law, administrative law, business law and human rights law with pioneering work in the areas of intellectual property, digital technology, sexuality and gender, and criminal law.