Prof. Assaf Hamdani

Assaf Hamdani
Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz Chair in Corporate Law
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Current Positions:

Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz Professor of Corporate Law, October 2010 - Present
FACULTY OF LAW, HEBREW UNIVERSITY
Visiting Professor, Fall 2015
HARVARD LAW SCHOOL
Research Associate; October 2010- Present
EUROPEAN CORPORATE GOVERNANCE INSTITUTE
Academic Director, 2013- Present
AHARON BARAK CENTER FOR INTERDISCIPLINARY LEGAL RESEARCH, HEBREW UNIVERSITY
Member of Advisory Board, July 2012- Present
ECONOMIC COUNCIL, PRIME MINISTER OFFICE, ISRAEL
PRIOR POSITIONS
Associate Professor; July 2007 – October 2010
FACULTY OF LAW, HEBREW UNIVERSITY
Visiting Professor, Fall Term 2007
UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA LAW SCHOOL
Member of Advisory Committee for Banking; 2012 - 2014
SUPERVISOR OF BANKS, BANK OF ISRAEL
Academic Advisor, Committee on Institutional Investors' Investment in Corporate Bonds, 2009 – 2010
MINISTRY OF FINANCE, ISRAEL
Commissioner, 2008 – 2009
ISRAEL SECURITIES AUTHORITY (ISA)
Chairperson, Committee on Institutional Investors and Capital Markets, 2006-2007
MINISTRY OF FINANCE, ISRAEL
Assistant Professor, 2004-2007
FACULTY OF LAW, BAR ILAN UNIVERSITY, ISRAEL
EDUCATION
HARVARD LAW SCHOOL, S.J.D. 2003, LL.M. (waived) 1999
HEBREW UNIVERSITY, JERUSALEM, LL.B., summa cum laude, 1995
COURSES TAUGHT
Corporations, Corporate Governance, Mergers & Acquisitions, Law and Economics

NON-ACADEMIC POSITIONS

Associate, 2001-2004
GOODWIN PROCTER LLP, BOSTON
Staff Attorney (mandatory military service; rank: Captain), 1995-1998
ATTORNEY GENERAL HEADQUARTERS, IDF
PUBLICATIONS
 “Optimal Defaults for Corporate Law Evolution,” 96 NW. U. L. REV. 489-519 (2002) (with
Lucian Bebchuk)
 “Vigorous Race or Leisurely Walk: Reconsidering the Debate on State Competition over
Corporate Charters,” 112 YALE L. J. 553-615 (2002) (with Lucian Bebchuk)
 “Who’s Liable for Cyberwrongs?” 87 CORNELL L. REV. 901 - 957 (2002)
 “Gatekeeper Liability,” 77 S. CAL. L. REV. 53 – 121 (2003)
 "Optimal Liability for Libel,” CONTRIBUTIONS TO ECONOMIC ANALYSIS & POLICY, Vol. 2(1),
Article 6 (2003) (with Oren Bar-Gill)
 “The Class Defense,” 93 CAL. L. REV. 685-741 (2005) (with Alon Klement)
 "Federal Corporate Law: Lessons from History," 106 COLUM. L. REV. 1793–1838 (2006)
(with Lucian Bebchuk)
 "Mens Rea and the Cost of Ignorance," 93 VA. L. REV. 415-457 (2007)
 "Rewarding Outside Directors," 105 MICH. L. REV. 1677-1711(2007) (with Reinier
Kraakman)
 "The Elusive Quest for Global Governance Standards", 157 U. PA. L. REV. 1263-1317 (2009)
(with Lucian Bebchuk)
 “Corporate Crime and Deterrence,” 61 STAN. L. REV. 271-310 (2009) (with Alon Klement)
 "Hidden Government Influence over Privatized Banks," 13 TH. INQ. L. 567 (2012) (with Ehud
Kamar)
 "Institutional Investors as Minority Shareholders," 17 REV. FIN. 691 (2013) (with Yishay
Yafeh)
 "Idiosyncratic Vision and Corporate Control," 125 YALE. L.J. (forthcoming 2015) (with
Zohar Goshen).
HEBREW
 ”Gatekeeper Liability and Capital Markets," 6 LAW & BUSINESS 1-54 (2006)
 "Shareholder Vote and Share Issuance: A Critical Review," 6 KYIRIAT HAMISHPAT 149-182
(2006) (with David Hahn)
 "Equal Dignity and Mergers and Acquisitions," 8 LAW & BUSINESS 401-438 (2008) (with
Sharon Hannes)
 "Taxing Corporate Distributions," 8 LAW & BUSINESS 215-245 (2008) (with Tsilly Dagan)
 "Entire Fairness, Controlling Shareholders, and Boards," 9 LAW & BUSINESS 75-111 (2008)
(with Sharon Hannes)
 “Self-Dealing and Corporate Liability for Securities Fraud,” 23 LAW STUDIES 769 -792(2008)
 "Class Defense and Restitution," 38 MISHPATIM 445-489 (2009) (with Alon Klement)
 "The Global Financial Crisis and Israel: Tentative Lessons" 40 MISHPATIM 309-353 (2011)
 "Debt Workouts under Israeli Law" LAW AND BUSINESS (forthcoming, 2015)

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