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Ronald Gilson

Marc and Eva Stern Professor of Law and Business

Ronald Gilson

Marc and Eva Stern Professor of Law and Business

Ronald J. Gilson is the Marc and Eva Stern Professor of Law and Business at Columbia Law School and Meyers Professor of Law and Business emeritus at Stanford Law School.  He is also a Senior Fellow at the Stanford Institute of Economic Policy Research. Gilson is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, and of the European Corporate Governance Institute, and was one of the reporters of the American Law Institute's Corporate Governance Project. Gilson’s academic work has focused on the law and economics of corporate governance and acquisitions along both comparative and domestic dimensions, and on the economic structure of transactions and complex contracting, including venture capital contracting. He is the author of The Law and Finance of Corporate Acquisitions (with B. Black), Cases and Materials on Corporations (with J. Choper and J. Coffee), and more than 90 articles in law and economics journals. Gilson is the independent chair of the boards of directors of the American Century Mountain View family of mutual funds, which manage some $40 billion on behalf of investors. Before joining the Stanford Law School faculty in 1979, Gilson was a partner at a San Francisco corporate law firm. He was a law clerk to Chief Judge David L. Bazelon of the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia.

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Areas of Expertise
  • Corporate Governance
  • Law & Economics
  • Corporate Finance
  • Capital Markets
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Securities Regulation
S. Comparative Corporate Capitalism