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Lawrence A. Hamermesh

Lawrence A. Hamermesh

Widener University Delaware Law School
Professor Emeritus
Wilmington, DE, USA


LAWRENCE A. HAMERMESH is Professor Emeritus at Widener Law Delaware, where he taught business organizations, securities regulation, and professional responsibility. He is currently Executive Director of the Institute for Law and Economics at the University of Pennsylvania Law School. A graduate of Haverford College (1973) and Yale Law School (1976), he practiced law with Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell, in Wilmington, Delaware from 1976 to 1994.

Prof. Hamermesh is a member and former chair of the Council of the Corporation Law Section of the Delaware State Bar Association (responsible for the annual review and modernization of the Delaware General Corporation Law). From January 2010 to June 2011, he served as senior special counsel in the Office of Chief Counsel of the Division of Corporation Finance of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in Washington, D.C. (advising the Staff of the Commission on matters of state corporate law).

Prof. Hamermesh is the Reporter for the Corporate Laws Committee of the American Bar Association Business Law Section (responsible for the drafting and revision of the Model Business Corporation Act), and from 2001 to 2007 was an elected member of the Committee.  In 2002 and 2003 he also served as Reporter for the American Bar Association’s Task Force on Corporate Responsibility.

Recent publications include: The Importance of Being Dismissive: The Efficiency Role of Pleading Stage Evaluation of Shareholder Litigation, 42 J. Corp. L. 597 (2017) (with Michael Wachter); A Most Adequate Response to Excessive Shareholder Litigation, 45 Hofstra L. Rev. 147 (2016); Director Nominations, 39 Del. J. Corp. L. 117 (2014); Putting Stockholders First, Not the First-Filed Complaint (69 Bus. Law. 1 (2013) (with Leo E. Strine, Jr. and Matthew C. Jennejohn); and Loyalty’s Core Demand: The Defining Role of Good Faith in Corporation Law, 98 Geo. L. J. 629 (2010) (with Leo E. Strine, Jr., R. Franklin Balotti, and Jeffrey M. Gorris).

Lawrence A. Hamermesh is associated with the following items:
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Delaware Update: The Latest Legislative and Judicial Developments (Compilation) - 49th Annual Institute on Securities Regulation, Wednesday, November 08, 2017
Web Segment  Web Segment Delaware Update: The Latest Legislative and Judicial Developments - 49th Annual Institute on Securities Regulation, Monday, November 13, 2017
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Delaware Update: The Latest Legislative and Judicial Developments - Delaware Update: The Latest Legislative and Judicial Developments, Monday, November 13, 2017
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Delaware Update: The Latest Legislative and Judicial Developments - Delaware Update: The Latest Legislative and Judicial Developments, Monday, November 13, 2017
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs 49th Annual Institute on Securities Regulation, Sunday, December 03, 2017, New York, NY
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