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Robert B. Thompson

Georgetown University Law Center
Peter P. Weidenbruch Jr. Professor of Business Law
Washington, DC, USA


Professor Robert B. Thompson is the Peter P. Weidenbruch Jr. Professor of Business Law at the Georgetown University Law Center where he teaches courses in the corporate and securities area, including mergers and limited liability. He joined the Georgetown faculty in 2010 after visiting in 2009-10. Previous positions include service as the New York Alumni Chancellor’s Professor of Law and Professor of Management at Vanderbilt University and the George Alexander Madill Professor of Law at Washington University. He has visited at New York University and Northwestern University and has taught intensive courses at the University of Sydney. He has authored or co-authored casebooks on corporations and on mergers, treatises on Close Corporations and LLCs and on Oppression of Minority Shareholders and LLC Members, and more than 50 articles. Professor Thompson has testified before committees of Congress, a state legislature, and the New York Stock Exchange. He has served since 1991 as editor of the Corporate Practice Commentator, served as an adviser for the American Law Institute's Restatement (Third) of Agency and chaired two sections of the Association of American Law Schools. Recent publications include “Publicness” in Contemporary Securities Regulation After the JOBS Act, Georgetown Law Journal (2012) (with Donald Langevoort) and A Theory of Representative Litigation and its Application to Multi-Jurisdictional Litigation (with Randall S. Thomas) Northwestern Law Journal (2012).
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