Gordon Named ECGI Fellow

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April 16, 2008 (NEW YORK) - Jeffrey N. Gordon, the Alfred W. Bressler Professor of Law, was named on April 11 a fellow of the European Corporate Governance Institute, an international scientific non-profit association that provides a forum for debate among academics, legislators and practitioners.
Corporate governance, as defined by the institute, is the basis of accountability in companies, institutions and enterprises, balancing corporate economic and social goals on the one hand with community and individual aspirations on the other.
Gordon, a graduate of Harvard Law School, joined the Columbia faculty in 1988. Previously, he taught at the New York University School of Law. He also served as an attorney at the U.S. Department of Treasury. His areas of expertise are corporations, mergers and acquisitions, and foundations of the regulatory state. He also serves as co-director of the Center for Law and Economic Studies. 
He joins two other Columbia Law professors at the institute: John C. Coffee, the Adolfe A. Berle Professor of Law, and Ronald J. Gilson, the Marc and Eva Stern Professor of Law and Business. The institute was founded in 2002.