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Zohar Goshen

Jerome L. Greene Professor of Transactional Law

Zohar Goshen

Jerome L. Greene Professor of Transactional Law

Zohar Goshen is the Jerome L. Greene Professor of Transactional Law and the director of the Center for Israeli Legal Studies at Columbia Law School.

From 2008 to 2011, Goshen served as chairman of the Israel Securities Authority. He previously served as its director from 1995 to 1997.

He has been a visiting professor at several schools, including Yale Law School, the New York University School of Law, and Columbia Law School.

Goshen was a Fulbright Fellow in 1989; a Rothschild Fellow in 1989; and a Olin Foundation Fellow, as part of the Center for Law, Economics and Public Policy at Yale Law School, in 1990.

He received the Law School’s Willis L.M. Reese Teaching Prize in 2006.

  • S.J.D., Yale Law School, 1991
  • LL.M., Yale Law School, 1990
  • LL.B., Hebrew University, 1987
Areas of Expertise
  • Corporation law
  • Securities regulation
  • Corporate finance
  • Antitrust law
  • "Principal Costs: A New Theory For Corporate Law And Governance," (with Richard Squire), Columbia Law Review
  • “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, anpd 'Negative' Property Rights in Information,” (with Gideon Parchomovsky), Virginia Law Review
  • “The Efficiency of Controlling Corporate Self-Dealing: Theory Meets Reality,” California Law Review
  • “The Essential Role of Securities Regulation,” (with Gideon Parchomovsky), Duke Law Journal
Advanced Corporate Law
Advanced Corporate Law/Finance
S. Corporate Governance and the Public Corporation