Victor Brudney Prize

Established by the Program on Corporate Governance in honor of Professor Victor Brudney, Robert B. and Candice J. Haas Professor in Corporate Finance Law, Emeritus. This prize may be awarded annually to the best student paper on a topic related to corporate governance.


Giselle Zouein, LL.M. 2022

Broken M&A Deals: The Ordinary Course Operating Covenant In The Midst of Pandemics


Ria Sen, J.D. 2021

Trust(ee) Issues: Understanding the Role of Board Turnover in Public Pension Fund Performance

Roberto Tallarita, S.J.D.

Stockholder Politics


Raffaele Felicetti, LL.M. 2020

Explaining Index Funds Puzzling Environmental and Social Voting Behavior


Jee Eun Lee, J.D. 2019

From Soft Dollars to Hard Dollars: A Hard Blow? MiFID II Research Unbundling and its Implications for U.S. Sell-side and Buy-side

Tom Vos, LL.M. 2019

Cheap-stock Tunneling in US Rights Offerings: Empirical Evidence and Policy Implications


Maxime Verheyden, LLM ’17

Public Reporting by Benefit Corporations: Importance, Compliance and Recommendations


Marlen Thaten

Liability of Bank Directors in Corporate Governance Germany – A Call for Public Enforcement

Gilad Zohari

The Taxonomy of Judicial Scrutiny Over the Sale of Controlled Companies to Unaffiliated Third Parties


Scott Hirst, S.J.D.

Undistorting Shareholder Voting

Kobi Kastiel, S.J.D.

Against All Odds: Shareholder Activism in Controlled Companies

Yaron Nili, S.J.D. ’15

The ‘New Insiders’ – Rethinking Independent Directors’ Tenure


Roy Shapira, S.J.D. ’14

A Reputational Theory of Corporate Law


Federico Cenzi Venezze, LL.M. ’13

The Costs of Control Enhancing Mechanisms: How can Regulatory Dualism Create Value in the Privatizations of States’ Owned Firms in Europe?


Yinzhi Miao, LL.M. ’12

Oversea Listing and State-Owned-Enterprise Governance in China: the Role of the State

Alexander Zalivako LL.M. ’12

Structuring Corporate Governance in Close Firms: Legal Problems and their Practical Solutions


Anastasiya Putilova LL.M. ’11

Shareholders’ Agreements in Russia

Andrew Tuch, S.J.D. ’11

Conflicted Gatekeepers: The Volcker Rule and Goldman Sachs


Andrew Tuch, S.J.D. ’11

Multiple Gatekeepers


Pavlos Masouros, LL.M. ’09

Private Ordering and Corporate Governance: The Case of Venture Capital

Roy Shapira, LL.M. ’09

Corporate Philanthropy and the Handicap Principle

Holger Spamann, S.J.D. ’09

Contemporary Legal Transplants: Legal Families and the Diffusion of (Corporate) Law


Jared Gross, J.D. ’08

Berle and Means Revisited: Block Ownership, Agency Costs, and Going Private Transactions, Appendix

John Horsfield-Bradbury, J.D. ’08

Hedge Fund Self-Regulation in the US and UK


Vincent T. Cannon, J.D. ’07

Secondary Markets in Private Equity and the Future of U.S. Capital Markets

Anthony Uccellini, J.D. ’07

The Effect of Disclosure Regulation on M&A Activity: Evidence From the Over-the-Counter Market


Andrew Brasher, J.D. ’06

Substantive Consolidation: A Critical Examination

Katerina Linos, J.D. ’06

Social Learning and the Development of Corporate Law

Holger Spamann, SJD ’09

On the Insignificance and/or Endogeneity of La Porta et. al.’s ‘Anti-Director Rights Index’ Under Consistent Coding


David M. Foster, J.D. ’05

Politics, Legal Origins, and the Roots of Modern Economic Institutions

Lynn Poss, J.D. ’05

Changes to the Independent Director Requirements: The 2004 Amendments in Context


Kiwi Camara, J.D. ’05

Shareholder Voting and the Bundling Problem in Corporate Law

Gordon Moodie, J.D. ’05

Forty Years of Charter Competition: A Race to Protect Directors from Liability?

Irving Oberman Prize

The Irving Oberman Award for June 2004 was awarded to three students for work each of them did in the field of corporate governance:

Sofie Cools, LL.M. ’04

Protection versus Control: Beware of indices! Shareholder Protection and Balance of Substantive Powers in Common Law and Civil Law Jurisdictions
(This paper has been reworked and is now available with the below title)
The Real Difference in Corporate Law Between the United States and Continental Europe: Distribution of Powers

Petja Toskan, S.J.D. ’04

Systems of Corporate Governance: Convergence, Institutions, and Competitive Advantage

Tobias Troeger LL.M. ’04

Choice of Jurisdiction in European Corporate Law – Perspectives of European Corporate Governance