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Charles Whitehead

  • Visiting Professor of Law

B.A. Cornell University
J.D., Columbia Law School, Class of 1986

Charles K. Whitehead specializes in the law relating to corporations and other business associations, securities regulation, mergers and acquisitions, and financial regulation.

Before entering academia, Professor Whitehead represented clients in transactions around the world and held senior legal and business positions in the financial services industry in New York and Tokyo, including as a Managing Director of Nomura Securities International (North and South America), Salomon Brothers, and Citigroup. He was the first Citigroup Country Officer for Japan, the head of Citigroup’s Corporate Bank in Japan, and the Chief Operating Officer of its investment bank in Japan.

As an academic, Professor Whitehead was a Research Fellow at Columbia Law School before joining the Boston University School of Law in 2006 and Cornell Law School in 2009. He is also the Founding Director of the Law, Technology and Entrepreneurship Program at Cornell Tech.

Professor Whitehead is the co-author of one of the principal Securities Regulation casebooks in the United States. His current scholarship focuses on securities and financial regulation and corporate governance.