Distinguished Corporate Law Expert and Economist Eric L. Talley to Join Columbia Law School Faculty

Talley's Work Illuminates the Intersection of Corporate Law, Governance, and Finance
New York, June 1, 2015Eric L. Talley, a leading authority on corporate law, corporate finance, contracts, and law and economics, will join the Columbia Law School faculty as Isidor and Seville Sulzbacher Professor of Law on July 1, 2015. He is a frequent commentator in national media and consults extensively with regulators and corporate boards on issues pertaining to fiduciary duties, governance, market structure, and finance.
Professor Eric L. Talley
Talley, a legal scholar and economist, will teach Corporations in the fall of 2015, and Corporate Finance in the spring of 2016. He is currently a member of the University of California Berkeley School of Law faculty, where he serves as the Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation Professor in Law, Business, and the Economy. He is also the outgoing faculty co-director of the Berkeley Center for Law, Business and the Economy. At UC Berkeley, Talley served on (2011-13) and chaired (2013-14) the campus-wide academic personnel committee, and he currently serves on the UC system-wide academic personnel committee.
Talley is a prolific scholar whose notable recent publications include Experimental Law and Economics, co-edited with Jennifer Arlen; “Corporate Inversions and the Unbundling of Regulatory Competition, forthcoming in the Virginia Law Review; “Public Ownership, Firm Governance, and Litigation Risk,” in the Chicago Law Review; “On Experimentation and Real Options in Financial Regulation,” with Matthew Spitzer in the Journal of Legal Studies; “Who put the ‘lie’ in LIBOR (and who should take it out)? Civil LIBOR litigation in the US,” with Samantha Strimling in the Law and Financial Markets Review; and “Social Entrepreneurship and Uncorporations,” with Jesse Finfrock in the University of Illinois Law Review. In November 2014, Talley wrote a piece on corporate tax inversions and regulatory competition for the CLS Blue Sky Blog, the Law School’s blog on corporations and capital markets.
Prior to his appointment at Berkeley, Talley was the Ivadelle and Theodore Johnson Professor of Law and Business at the University of Southern California and a senior economist for the RAND Corporation. He also has taught at Harvard Law School, Georgetown Law Center, Caltech, the RAND Graduate School, the University of New South Wales (Aus), the University of Miami, the University of San Diego, and Stanford University.
Talley has served on the boards of the American Law and Economics Association (ALEA) and the Society for Empirical Legal Studies (SELS) (where he is currently the immediate past president), and as section organizer for the Contracts and Law and Economics sections of the American Association of Law Schools. A native of Los Alamos, New Mexico, he holds a J.D. and a Ph.D. in economics from Stanford University, where he was articles editor for the Stanford Law Review.