Professor John C. Coffee Jr. Inducted Into Lawdragon "Hall of Fame"

Distinguished Alumni and Adjunct Faculty Members Also Named to the Prestigious List

New York, August 21, 2015—John C. Coffee, Jr., the Adolf A. Berle Professor of Law, has been inducted into Lawdragon’s inaugural “Hall of Fame,” an honor created by the legal media company to mark the 10th anniversary of its prestigious Lawdragon 500 list of the nation’s top attorneys.
The new "Hall of Fame" list honors 100 outstanding lawyers who have made “remarkable contributions as leaders, litigators, dealmakers, power brokers, judges and innovators.” Coffee, who directs the Law School's Center on Corporate Governance, was named in the “Dealmaker” category, and has appeared repeatedly on the Lawdragon 500 annual listing.  He is a leading authority on corporate governance, securities regulation, class actions, criminal law, and white-collar crime. 
A prolific writer, in his latest book, Entrepreneurial Litigation, Coffee examined the dilemmas surrounding entrepreneurial litigation in a variety of specific contexts, including derivative actions, securities class actions, merger litigation, and mass tort litigation. 
In addition to Coffee, a number of prominent Columbia Law School alumni and adjunct faculty members were also inducted: Peter C. Canellos LLB’67 and John T. Bostelman ’79 were named as Dealmakers, and the Honorable Jack B. Jacobs, a Justice of the Delaware Supreme Court and an adjunct professor at Columbia Law School, ranked among the judges selected, while the late Harvey R. Miller LLB’59 was included among legal luminaries who have passed away. James E. Ferguson II ’67 and lecturer Mel M. Immergut ’71 were hailed for their leadership, while Victor A. Kovner ’61, Victor E. Schwartz ’65 and Jerold Oshinsky ’67 made the list as top litigators.