Robert B. Thompson

Georgetown University Law Center

Peter P. Weidenbruch Jr. Professor of Business Law

600 New Jersey Avenue, NW

Washington, DC 20001

United States

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Scholarly Papers (46)

1.

Shareholder Litigation in Mergers and Acquisitions

18 Journal of Corporate Finance 1248 (2012), AFA 2012 Chicago Meetings Paper, 6th Annual Conference on Empirical Legal Studies, Northwestern Univ Law School 2011, Georgetown Law and Economics Research Paper No. 11-23, Vanderbilt Law and Economics Research Paper No. 10-37
Number of pages: 57 Posted: 09 Dec 2010 Last Revised: 05 May 2017
Case Western Reserve University - Department of Banking & Finance, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Vanderbilt University - Law SchoolVanderbilt University - Owen Graduate School of Management and Georgetown University Law Center
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M&A Offers, Announcement Period Return, Deal completion rates, Takeover premium, Delaware lawsuits, Federal lawsuits, Controlling Shareholder Squeeze-outs, Shareholder Class Action Lawsuits, Law firm reputation, Investment bank reputation, Selection bias control, Price Revision

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Securities Fraud as Corporate Governance: Reflections Upon Federalism

Number of pages: 39 Posted: 15 Dec 2002
Robert B. Thompson and Hillary A. Sale
Georgetown University Law Center and Georgetown University Law Center
Downloads 1,497 (17,758)
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corporate governance, disclosure, securities fraud, federalism

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The Story of Meinhard v. Salmon and Fiduciary Duty's Punctilio

Vanderbilt Public Law Research Paper No. 08-44
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 20 Oct 2008
Robert B. Thompson
Georgetown University Law Center
Downloads 1,398 (19,679)
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fiduciary duty, Cardozo, director's duty, contracting out

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Corporate Governance after Enron: The First Year

Number of pages: 27 Posted: 05 Aug 2003
Robert B. Thompson
Georgetown University Law Center
Downloads 1,322 (21,384)
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Corporate Governance, Special Purpose Entities, Enron, Sarbanes-Oxley, Corporate Entity

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The New Look of Shareholder Litigation: Acquisition-Oriented Class Actions

57 Vanderbilt Law Review 133 (2004), Vanderbilt Law and Economics Research Paper No. 03-04
Number of pages: 78 Posted: 15 May 2003 Last Revised: 04 May 2017
Robert B. Thompson, Randall S. Thomas and Randall S. Thomas
Georgetown University Law Center and Vanderbilt University - Law SchoolVanderbilt University - Owen Graduate School of Management
Downloads 1,137 (26,732)
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The Dilemma of Odious Debts

Duke Law School Legal Studies Paper No. 127, Duke Law Journal, 2006
Number of pages: 61 Posted: 26 Sep 2006
Lee C. Buchheit, Mitu Gulati and Robert B. Thompson
Center for Contract and Economic Organization, University of Virginia School of Law and Georgetown University Law Center
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Shareholder Voting in an Age of Intermediary Capitalism

Southern California Law Review, Vol. 87, p. 1359, 2014, European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI) - Law Working Paper No. 246/2014, Vanderbilt Law and Economics Research Paper No. 14-9
Number of pages: 81 Posted: 28 Feb 2014 Last Revised: 19 Aug 2017
Vanderbilt University - Law School, Vanderbilt University - Law SchoolVanderbilt University - Owen Graduate School of Management and Georgetown University Law Center
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corporate governance, corporate law, corporate voting, hedge fund activism, say on pay, institutional investors

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The Public and Private Faces of Derivative Lawsuits

57 Vanderbilt Law Review 1747 (2004), Vanderbilt Law and Economics Research Paper No. 04-14
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 07 Jun 2004 Last Revised: 26 Aug 2017
Robert B. Thompson, Randall S. Thomas and Randall S. Thomas
Georgetown University Law Center and Vanderbilt University - Law SchoolVanderbilt University - Owen Graduate School of Management
Downloads 1,009 (31,739)
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Private law, compliance law, corporate & securities law, finance & corporate governance

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Corporate Voting

Vanderbilt Law Review, Vol. 62, p. 129, 2009, Vanderbilt Public Law Research Paper No. 08-32
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 14 Jul 2008 Last Revised: 03 Feb 2009
Robert B. Thompson and Paul H. Edelman
Georgetown University Law Center and Vanderbilt University - Law School
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shareholder voting, empty voting, corporate democracy, director primacy, Blasius, theories of corporate voting

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Shareholder Litigation: Reexamining the Balance between Litigation Agency Costs and Management Agency Costs

Number of pages: 76 Posted: 17 Oct 2002
Robert B. Thompson, Randall S. Thomas and Randall S. Thomas
Georgetown University Law Center and Vanderbilt University - Law SchoolVanderbilt University - Owen Graduate School of Management
Downloads 831 (41,645)
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Toward a New Theory of the Shareholder Role: 'Sacred Space' in Corporate Takeovers

Number of pages: 76 Posted: 18 Sep 2001
Robert B. Thompson and D. Gordon Smith
Georgetown University Law Center and Brigham Young University - J. Reuben Clark Law School
Downloads 815 (42,767)
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'Publicness' in Contemporary Securities Regulation after the JOBS Act

Georgetown Law Journal, Vol. 101, pp. 337-386, 2013, Georgetown Law and Economics Research Paper No. 12-002, Georgetown Public Law Research Paper No. 12-004
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 14 Jan 2012 Last Revised: 14 Feb 2013
Donald C. Langevoort and Robert B. Thompson
Georgetown University Law Center and Georgetown University Law Center
Downloads 784 (44,985)
Citation 9

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securities regulation, disclosure, publicness

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Redrawing the Public-Private Boundaries in Entrepreneurial Capital-Raising

Georgetown Public Law Research Paper No. 12-119, Georgetown Law and Economics Research Paper No. 12-031
Number of pages: 60 Posted: 09 Oct 2012 Last Revised: 18 May 2014
Robert B. Thompson and Donald C. Langevoort
Georgetown University Law Center and Georgetown University Law Center
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securities regulation, disclosure, publicness, JOBS Act, reverse mergers, PIPEs

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Securities Litigation and its Lawyers: Changes During the First Decade after Pslra

NYU, Law and Economics Research Paper No. 06-26, Vanderbilt Law and Economics Research Paper No. 06-16
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 28 Jun 2006
Stephen J. Choi and Robert B. Thompson
New York University School of Law and Georgetown University Law Center
Downloads 653 (57,244)
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lawyers, plaintiffs attorneys, securities class actions, litigation, private securities litigation reform act

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Collaborative Corporate Governance: Listing Standards, State Law and Federal Regulation

Number of pages: 21 Posted: 05 Aug 2003
Robert B. Thompson
Georgetown University Law Center
Downloads 618 (61,435)
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corporate governance, stock exchanges, listing requirements, federalism

Takeover Regulation after the 'Convergence' of Corporate Law

Number of pages: 17 Posted: 16 Dec 2002
Robert B. Thompson
Georgetown University Law Center
Downloads 554 (69,772)
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takeovers, Australia, U.S., corporate governance

Takeover Regulation after the 'Convergence' of Corporate Law

Posted: 16 Dec 2002
Robert B. Thompson
Georgetown University Law Center

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takeovers, Australia, U.S., corporate governance

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Agency Law and Asset Partitioning

Number of pages: 25 Posted: 04 Aug 2003
Robert B. Thompson
Georgetown University Law Center
Downloads 430 (95,785)
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agency, asset partitioning, corporation, piercing the veil

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Mapping Judicial Review: Sinclair Oil v. Levien

Vanderbilt Public Law Research Paper No. 08-36
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 18 Jul 2008 Last Revised: 22 Jul 2008
Robert B. Thompson
Georgetown University Law Center
Downloads 406 (102,296)

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director action, judicial review of corporate action, business judgment rule, intrinsic fairness, enhanced scrutiny, controlling shareholders, fiduciary duty

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Securities Law and the New Deal Justices

Virginia Law Review, Vol. 95, 2009, U of Michigan Law & Economics, Olin Working Paper No. 08-014
Number of pages: 82 Posted: 20 Sep 2008
Adam C. Pritchard and Robert B. Thompson
University of Michigan Law School and Georgetown University Law Center
Downloads 300 (142,491)

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Supreme Court, Securities Act, New Deal justices, bankruptcy reorganization

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The Future of Agency Independence

Vanderbilt Law Review, Vol. 63, 2010, Vanderbilt Law and Economics Research Paper No. 10-02, Vanderbilt Public Law Research Paper No. 10-01
Number of pages: 57 Posted: 02 Feb 2010 Last Revised: 18 Feb 2010
Lisa Schultz Bressman and Robert B. Thompson
Vanderbilt University - Law School and Georgetown University Law Center
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agency, executive branch, President, presidential control, accountability, expertise, independence, financial reform, positive political theory, political science, health care, climate change, OIRA, SEC, Fed, PCAOB, Treasury, securities, market stability, monetary policy, interest rates

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IPOs and the Slow Death of Section 5

Number of pages: 41 Posted: 28 Aug 2013
Donald C. Langevoort and Robert B. Thompson
Georgetown University Law Center and Georgetown University Law Center
Downloads 271 (158,151)
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IPOs, securities offerings, securities regulation

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Petition for Rulemaking on Short and Distort

Number of pages: 8 Posted: 14 Mar 2020
Columbia Law School, Columbia Law School, Duke University School of Law, University of Florida Levin College of Law, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP, Vanderbilt University - Law SchoolVanderbilt University - Owen Graduate School of Management, affiliation not provided to SSRN, Georgetown University Law Center, Stanford Law School, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - School of Law, Georgetown University Law Center and Cornell Law School
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Short, Distort, Law, Finance, Disclosure

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Anti-Primacy: Sharing Power in American Corporations

Number of pages: 44 Posted: 08 Nov 2015
Robert B. Thompson
Georgetown University Law Center
Downloads 256 (167,422)
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corporations, corporate governance, primacy

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A Theory of Representative Shareholder Suits and its Application to Multi-Jurisdictional Litigation

106 Northwestern University Law Review 1753 (2012), Vanderbilt Law and Economics Research Paper No. 12-7
Number of pages: 69 Posted: 16 Mar 2012 Last Revised: 24 Aug 2017
Randall S. Thomas, Randall S. Thomas and Robert B. Thompson
Vanderbilt University - Law SchoolVanderbilt University - Owen Graduate School of Management and Georgetown University Law Center
Downloads 251 (170,667)
Citation 1

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corporations, jurisdictions, economics

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Market Makers and Vampire Squid: Regulating Securities Markets after the Financial Meltdown

Georgetown Law and Economics Research Paper No. 11-21
Number of pages: 65 Posted: 13 Sep 2011 Last Revised: 21 Aug 2012
Robert B. Thompson
Georgetown University Law Center
Downloads 248 (172,612)

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securities markets, securities regulation, financial crisis

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Delaware's Disclosure: Moving the Line of Federal-State Corporate Regulation

Vanderbilt Public Law Research Paper No. 08-33, University of Illinois Law Review, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 27 Jul 2008
Robert B. Thompson
Georgetown University Law Center
Downloads 208 (203,983)

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disclosure, shareholder voting, shareholder access, going private, Revlon duties, state law remedies

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Defining the Shareholder's Role, Defining a Role for State Law: Folk at 40

Delaware Journal of Corporate Law (DJCL), Vol. 33, No. 3, 2008, Vanderbilt Public Law Research Paper No. 08-34
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 15 Jul 2008 Last Revised: 15 Dec 2008
Robert B. Thompson
Georgetown University Law Center
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Delaware, Journal, Corporate, Law, corporate governance, federal, agenda items, stockholder meeting

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Securities Law in the Sixties: The Supreme Court, the Second Circuit, and the Triumph of Purpose Over Text

Notre Dame Law Review, Forthcoming, U of Michigan Law & Econ Research Paper No. 18-004
Number of pages: 70 Posted: 13 Feb 2018 Last Revised: 13 Apr 2018
Adam C. Pritchard and Robert B. Thompson
University of Michigan Law School and Georgetown University Law Center
Downloads 199 (212,386)

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Insider Trading, Securities Fraud Class Actions, Federal Corporate Law

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The Supreme Court and Private Law: The Vanishing Importance for Securities and Antitrust

Number of pages: 78 Posted: 07 Jun 2004
E. Thomas Sullivan and Robert B. Thompson
University of Vermont and Georgetown University Law Center
Downloads 186 (225,367)

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Securities, Antitrust, Supreme Court

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The Short But Interesting Life of Good Faith as an Independent Liability Rule

Georgetown Law and Economics Research Paper No. 10-19, Georgetown Public Law Research Paper No. 10-64
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 04 Nov 2010
Robert B. Thompson
Georgetown University Law Center
Downloads 171 (242,208)

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fiduciary duty, good faith, takeovers

Wall Street Scandals: the Curative Effects of Law and Finance

Number of pages: 41 Posted: 09 Apr 2007
William G. Christie and Robert B. Thompson
Vanderbilt University - Finance and Georgetown University Law Center
Downloads 159 (258,079)
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equity markets, law and finance

Wall Street Scandals: The Curative Effects of Law and Finance

Vanderbilt Public Law Research Paper No. 07-13, Vanderbilt Law and Economics Research Paper No. 07-06
Posted: 20 Feb 2007
William G. Christie and Robert B. Thompson
Vanderbilt University - Finance and Georgetown University Law Center

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equity markets, law and finance

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Globally Integrated Corporations as 'Good for the Country': The Impact of Soft Law

Vanderbilt Public Law Research Paper No. 08-35
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 22 Jul 2008
Robert B. Thompson
Georgetown University Law Center
Downloads 143 (280,361)

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outsourcing, corporate subsidiaries, good for General Motors, societal control corporations, soft law

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Jurisdictional Effects in M&A Litigation

Journal of Empirical Legal Studies, Forthcoming, Vanderbilt Law and Economics Research Paper No. 13-14
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 12 Jun 2013 Last Revised: 23 Sep 2013
Case Western Reserve University - Department of Banking & Finance, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Vanderbilt University - Law SchoolVanderbilt University - Owen Graduate School of Management and Georgetown University Law Center
Downloads 139 (287,716)
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M&A Offers, Lawsuits, Delaware Suits, Federal Suits, Other State Suits, Multi-Jurisdiction Suits, Deal completion rate, Takeover premium, Controlling Shareholder Squeeze-outs, Lawsuit Settlements, Consideration Paid, Selection Bias Control

Jurisdictional Effects in M&A Litigation

Journal of Empirical Legal Studies, Vol. 11, Issue 1, pp. 132-158, 2014
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 18 Jan 2014
Case Western Reserve University - Department of Banking & Finance, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Vanderbilt University - Law SchoolVanderbilt University - Owen Graduate School of Management and Georgetown University Law Center
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Delaware, the Feds, and the Stock Exchange: Challenges to the First State as First in Corporate Law

Delaware Journal of Corporate Law, Vol. 29, No. 3, p. 779-804, 2004
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 27 Mar 2006
Robert B. Thompson
Georgetown University Law Center
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Delaware, Journal, Corporate, Law, stock exchange, federal government

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Allocating the Roles for Contracts and Judges in the Closely Held Firm

Georgetown Law and Economics Research Paper No. 10-21, Georgetown Public Law Research Paper No. 10-66
Number of pages: 53 Posted: 04 Nov 2010 Last Revised: 12 Sep 2011
Robert B. Thompson
Georgetown University Law Center
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contracts, fiduciary duty, close corporations, Limited Liability Companies (LLCs)

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Texas Gulf Sulphur and the Genesis of Corporate Liability Under Rule 10b-5

U of Michigan Law & Econ Research Paper No. 18-008
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 19 Mar 2018 Last Revised: 11 Apr 2018
Adam C. Pritchard and Robert B. Thompson
University of Michigan Law School and Georgetown University Law Center
Downloads 125 (310,590)

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Rule 10b-5, corporate liability, Second Circuit

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Why New Corporate Law Arises: Implications for the 21st Century

The Corporate Contract in Changing Times: Is the Law Keeping Up? (William Savitt, Steven Davidoff Solomon & Randall Thomas eds., University of Chicago Press Forthcoming)
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 01 Jun 2017 Last Revised: 23 Jun 2017
Robert B. Thompson
Georgetown University Law Center
Downloads 122 (316,156)
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corporations, corporate governance

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Corporate Purpose and Personhood: An Introduction

In Research Handbook on Corporate Purpose and Personhood (Elizabeth Pollman & Robert B. Thompson eds., Elgar 2021), U of Penn, Inst for Law & Econ Research Paper No. 22-15
Number of pages: 8 Posted: 02 Mar 2022
Elizabeth Pollman and Robert B. Thompson
University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School; Co-Director, University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School - Institute for Law and Economics; European Corporate Governance Institute and Georgetown University Law Center
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corporate governance, corporate purpose, personhood, constitutional rights, foreign & comparative corporation law, shareholder value maximization, social responsibility, CSR, ESG, social enterprise, shareholders, stakeholders

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Market Intermediation, Publicness, and Securities Class Actions

Number of pages: 58 Posted: 08 Nov 2015
Hillary A. Sale and Robert B. Thompson
Georgetown University Law Center and Georgetown University Law Center
Downloads 107 (346,396)
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securities fraud, PSLRA, market efficiency, market intermediation

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Delaware's Dominance: A Peculiar Illustration of American Federalism

Can Delaware Be Dethroned? Evaluating Delaware’s Dominance of Corporate Law (Forthcoming)
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 05 Jun 2017
Robert B. Thompson
Georgetown University Law Center
Downloads 102 (357,603)

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corporations, corporate law, delaware

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The Case for Iterative Statutory Reform: Appraisal and the Model Act

Georgetown Law and Economics Research Paper No. 10-20, Georgetown Public Law Research Paper No. 10-65
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 04 Nov 2010
Robert B. Thompson
Georgetown University Law Center
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appraisal, mergers, shareholder rights

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Adolf Berle During the New Deal: The Brain Truster as an Intellectual Jobber

Number of pages: 31 Posted: 30 Nov 2018
Robert B. Thompson
Georgetown University Law Center
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Berle, brain trust, Bretton Woods, international economic law, Keynes, Harry Dexter White, New Deal

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Insider Trading, Investor Harm, and Executive Compensation

Case Western Reserve Law Review, Vol. 50, P. 291, 1999
Posted: 08 Feb 2000
Robert B. Thompson
Georgetown University Law Center

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Preemption and Federalism in Corporate Governance: Protecting Shareholder Rights to Vote, Sell, and Sue

Posted: 08 Feb 2000
Robert B. Thompson
Georgetown University Law Center

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Shareholders as Grown-Ups: Voting, Selling, and Limits on the Board's Power to 'Just Say No'

University of Cinncinati Law Review, Vol. 67, P. 999, 1999
Posted: 08 Feb 2000
Robert B. Thompson
Georgetown University Law Center

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The Limits of Liability in the New Limited Liability Entities

Wake Forest Law Review, Vol. 32, No. 3 (1997).
Posted: 17 Apr 1997
Robert B. Thompson
Georgetown University Law Center

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