Coffee, Gordon Honored By Top 10 List of Corporate Articles

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March 11, 2008 (NEW YORK) - The works of Columbia Law School Professors John Coffee (far left) and Jeffrey Gordon (left) were included on the 2007 list of 10 Best Corporate and Securities Articles, a list compiled each year by the legal journal Corporate Practice Commentator.
This marks Coffee’s seventh article to be cited on the annual list and Gordon’s third.
Columbia professors have made the list for five consecutive years, and 11 of the 14 years since the journal first started publishing the list in 1994. In all, 22 articles written by Columbia Law School faculty have made the lists.
In addition, of the 10 honored articles on the 2007 list, three were published in the Columbia Law Review. No other law review had more than one article included on the 2007 list.
The list of top articles is compiled from votes cast by law professors across the country who choose from a pool of hundreds of published legal articles written during the year.
Coffee won for his article “Reforming the Securities Class Action: An Essay on Deterrence and Its Implementation,” published in Columbia Law Review. Coffee, Columbia’s Adolf A. Berle Professor of Law, is one of the preeminent thinkers on corporate law and corporate governance.He has beenlisted by the National Law Journal as one of the 100 most influential lawyers in the United States, and has been named one of the 100 most influential people in corporate governance by Directorship Magazine.
Gordon won for “The Rise of Independent Directors in the United States, 1950-2005: Of Shareholder Value and Stock Market Prices,” published in Stanford Law Review. Gordon, who is Columbia’s Alfred W. Bressler Professor of Law, is an expert on corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, and foundations of the regulatory state.
Other current Columbia faculty whose work has been cited on past years’ lists include Ronald J. Gilson, Zohar Goshen, Curtis Milhaupt and Dean David Schizer. Professors Merritt Fox and Ronald Mann had work listed before they joined the Columbia Law School faculty.
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