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Jill Fisch

University of Pennsylvania Law School
Perry Golkin Professor of Law
Philadelphia, PA, USA


Jill E. Fisch is Perry Golkin Professor of Law and co-director of the Institute for Law and Economics at the University of Pennsylvania Law School where she teaches and writes on corporate law, corporate governance and securities regulation.  Profesor Fisch’s scholarship has appeared in a variety of publications including the Harvard Law Review, the Yale Law Journal, the Columbia Law Review, the University of Pennsylvania Law Review and the Cornell Law Review.  Recent research focuses on shareholder voting, money market fund regulation, and securities fraud litigation.  Professor Fisch is also engaged in a series of experimental projects that analyze retail investor decision-making; an article reporting the initial results of this research was published in the University of Pennsylvania Law Review.

Prior to joining Penn, Professor Fisch was the T.J. Maloney Professor of Business Law at Fordham Law School and Founding Director of the Fordham Corporate Law Center.  She has also served as a visiting professor at Harvard Law School, Columbia Law School and the Georgetown University Law Center. 

Professor Fisch practiced law as a trial attorney with the United States Department of Justice, Criminal Division, and an associate at the law firm of Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton.  She is a member of the American Law Institute.  She chaired the Committee on Corporation Law of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York and the sections on Securities Regulation and Business Associations of the Association of American Law Schools.  She received her B.A. from Cornell University and her J.D. from Yale Law School.   

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