Ben Bates

Ben BatesBen Bates is a Research Fellow at the Harvard Law School Program on Corporate Governance. Ben’s research concentrates on corporate governance, corporate law, securities regulation, and empirical law and finance. His current projects focus specifically on private equity and hedge fund regulation, defensive corporate bylaw provisions, and shareholder activism.

Ben holds a J.D. (magna cum laude) from Harvard Law School. During law school, he was an editor of the Harvard Law Review and spent his summers working as a summer associate at a major U.S. law firm and as an intern at the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Massachusetts. Ben also holds a B.S. (Finance, magna cum laude) from Brigham Young University.