Bernard Sharfman

Bernard Sharfman

Associate Fellow

About Bernard

Bernard Sharfman is a member of the Journal of Corporation Law’s editorial advisory board. He writes extensively on corporate governance and law, contributing to both the Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation and Columbia Law School’s Blue Sky Blog.

Bernard was formerly a visiting assistant professor of law at Case Western Reserve University, an adjunct professor of law at George Washington University and American University, and an adjunct professor of business law at George Washington University and George Mason University.

His most recent papers include: “The Importance of the Business Judgment Rule,” selected for presentation at the Wharton School’s Inaugural Conference on Business Law and Ethics; “What Shareholder Proposals on Proxy Access Tell Us about Its Value” in the online version of the Yale Journal on Regulation; “Shareholder Activism as a Corrective Mechanism in Corporate Governance,” co-written with Paul Rose for the Brigham Young University Law Review, “Activist Hedge Funds in a World of Board Independence: Creators or Destroyers of Long-Term Value?” for the Columbia Business Law Review; and “A Theory of Shareholder Activism and its Place in Corporate Law,” for the Tennessee Law Review.

Bernard received his bachelor’s degree in economics from Ohio State University, a master’s in economics from the University of Michigan and his juris doctor from the Georgetown University Law Center.

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