Douglas M. Branson

University of Pittsburgh School of Law

W. Edward Sell Professor of Law

3900 Forbes Ave.

Pittsburgh, PA 15260

United States

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

32

DOWNLOADS
Rank 1,927

SSRN RANKINGS

Top 1,927

in Total Papers Downloads

13,651

CITATIONS
Rank 10,548

SSRN RANKINGS

Top 10,548

in Total Papers Citations

40

Scholarly Papers (32)

1.

Enron - When All Systems Fail: Creative Destruction or Roadmap to Corporate Governance Reform?

Villanova Law Review, Vol. 48, p. 989, 2003, Villanova Law/Public Policy Research Paper No. 2003-13
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 26 Nov 2003
Douglas M. Branson
University of Pittsburgh School of Law
Downloads 1,814 (6,411)
Citation 3

Abstract:

Enron, Corporate Governance, Securities Law, Corporate Law, Sarbanes-Oxley

2.

The Very Uncertain Prospect of 'Global' Convergence in Corporate Governance

Cornell International Law Journal, Vol. 34, p. 321, 2001
Number of pages: 86 Posted: 08 Nov 2000 Last Revised: 07 Apr 2009
Douglas M. Branson
University of Pittsburgh School of Law
Downloads 1,805 (5,864)
Citation 18

Abstract:

3.

Teaching Comparative Corporate Governance: The Significance of 'Soft Law' and International Institutions

Georgia Law Review, Vol. 34, P. 669, Winter 2000
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 26 Jan 2001
Douglas M. Branson
University of Pittsburgh School of Law
Downloads 1,055 (14,579)
Citation 4

Abstract:

4.

Corporate Governance Reform and the 'New' Corporate Social Responsibility

University of Pittsburgh Law Review, Vol. 61, p. 605, 2001, U. of Pittsburgh Legal Studies Research
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 09 Mar 2009
Douglas M. Branson
University of Pittsburgh School of Law
Downloads 996 (14,530)
Citation 4

Abstract:

corporate governance reform, history, Adolf Berle, Gardiner Means, The Modern Corporation and Private Property, good governance movement, green movement, environmental movement, corporate social responsibility movement, corporate responsibility, social responsibility, corporate social accounting

5.

The Rule that Isn't a Rule - the Business Judgment Rule

Valparaiso University Law Review, Vol. 36, p. 631, 2002
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 06 Nov 2002 Last Revised: 09 Apr 2009
Douglas M. Branson
University of Pittsburgh School of Law
Downloads 954 (16,581)
Citation 2

Abstract:

6.

Balancing the Scales: A Statutory Business Judgment Rule for Hong Kong?

Hong Kong Law Journal, Vol. 34, No. 2, 2004
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 22 Jun 2004
Douglas M. Branson and Chee Keong Low
University of Pittsburgh School of Law and Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) - School of Accountancy
Downloads 753 (25,565)

Abstract:

7.

The Social Responsibility of Large Multinational Corporations

Transnational Law, Vol. 33, p. 121, 2002, U. of Pittsburgh Legal Studies Research
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 09 Mar 2009
Douglas M. Branson
University of Pittsburgh School of Law
Downloads 516 (31,897)
Citation 1

Abstract:

globalization, social responsibility, large multinational corporations, growth, regulation, power, nation state, international organizations, soft law

8.

Too Many Bells? Too Many Whistles? Corporate Governance in the Post Enron, Post Worldcom Era

South Carolina Law Review, Vol. 58, p. 1, 2006, U. of Pittsburgh Legal Studies Research Paper
Number of pages: 76 Posted: 02 Mar 2006 Last Revised: 26 Jan 2011
Douglas M. Branson
University of Pittsburgh School of Law
Downloads 498 (41,770)

Abstract:

corporate governance, Sarbanes-Oxley

9.

Women on Boards of Directors: A Global Snapshot

University of Pittsburgh Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2011-05
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 18 Feb 2011
Douglas M. Branson
University of Pittsburgh School of Law
Downloads 469 (38,669)

Abstract:

Corporate Governance, Governance, Board Composition, Board of Directors, Women and the Law, Gender and the Law, Directors, Women Directors, Women's Studies, Feminist Jurisprudence

10.

No Seat at the Table: How Corporate Governance and Law Keep Women Out of the Boardroom

THE ROAD TO THE TOP: THE EVIDENCE, Chapter 7, NYU Press, 2007, U. of Pittsburgh Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2007-11
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 25 Nov 2006 Last Revised: 26 May 2008
Douglas M. Branson
University of Pittsburgh School of Law
Downloads 465 (42,516)
Citation 1

Abstract:

directors, women directors, corporate studies, women's studies, feminist jurisprudence

11.

An Australian Perspective on a Global Phenomenon: Initiatives to Place Women on Corporate Boards of Directors

Australian Corporate & Securities Law Review, Forthcoming, U. of Pittsburgh Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2012-13
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 25 May 2012
Douglas M. Branson
University of Pittsburgh School of Law
Downloads 463 (34,517)

Abstract:

Corporate Governance, Governance, Board Composition, Board of Directors, Women and the Law, Gender and the Law, Directors, Women Directors, Women's Studies, Feminist Jurisprudence

12.

Proposals for Corporate Governance Reform: Six Decades of Ineptitude and Counting

Wake Forest Law Review, Forthcoming, U. of Pittsburgh Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2013-16
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 09 May 2013
Douglas M. Branson
University of Pittsburgh School of Law
Downloads 408 (44,708)

Abstract:

corporate governance, corporate law, gatekeepers, institutional investor activism, separation of ownership from control, global convergence, ALI Corporate Governance Project, federal chartering, federal minimum standards, corporate power, corporate social responsibility, boards of directors

13.

Holding Multinational Corporations Accountable? Achilles Heels in Alien Tort Claims Act Litigation

Santa Clara Journal of International Law, Fall 2010, U. of Pittsburgh Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2010-30
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 17 Oct 2010 Last Revised: 19 Oct 2010
Douglas M. Branson
University of Pittsburgh School of Law
Downloads 398 (51,212)
Citation 1

Abstract:

multinational corporations, jurisdiction, litigation, liability, corporate law, aliens, Alien Tort Claims Act, ATCA, Alien Tort Statute, ATS, choice of law, piercing the corporate veil

14.

Corporate Social Responsibility Redux

Tulane Law Review, Vol. 76, p. 1207, 2002, U. of Pittsburgh Legal Studies Research
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 09 Mar 2009
Douglas M. Branson
University of Pittsburgh School of Law
Downloads 305 (75,214)
Citation 3

Abstract:

corporate governance, corporate social responsibility movement, corporate responsibility, social responsibility, corporate social accounting, good governance movement, disclosure

15.

Nibbling at the Edges - Regulation of Short Selling: Stock Borrowing and Restoration of an Uptick Rule

U. of Pittsburgh Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2009-10
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 19 Mar 2009 Last Revised: 08 Apr 2009
Douglas M. Branson
University of Pittsburgh School of Law
Downloads 293 (76,764)
Citation 1

Abstract:

securities, securities regulation, short selling, uptick rule, stock borrowing, SEC, NYSE, Nasdaq

16.

Pathways for Women to Senior Management Positions and Board Seats: An A-Z List

Michigan State Law Review, Forthcoming, U. of Pittsburgh Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2012-14
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 25 May 2012
Douglas M. Branson
University of Pittsburgh School of Law
Downloads 162 (143,195)

Abstract:

Corporate Governance, Governance, Board Composition, Board of Directors, Women and the Law, Gender and the Law, Directors, Women Directors, Women's Studies, Feminist Jurisprudence

17.

Nibbling at the Edges - Regulation of Short Selling: Policing Failures to Deliver and Restoration of an Uptick Rule

Business Lawyer, November 2009, U. of Pittsburgh Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2009-23
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 25 Aug 2009
Douglas M. Branson
University of Pittsburgh School of Law
Downloads 161 (145,440)
Citation 1

Abstract:

securities, secruties regulation, short selling, short sales, broker-dealer, broker-dealer regulation

18.

More Muscle Behind Regulation SHO? Short Selling and the Regulation of Stock Borrowing Programs

Virginia Law & Business Review, Vol. 5, p. 1, 2010, U. of Pittsburgh Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2010-15
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 09 May 2010 Last Revised: 17 Feb 2011
Douglas M. Branson
University of Pittsburgh School of Law
Downloads 156 (143,195)
Citation 1

Abstract:

naked short selling, short selling, SEC regulation, disclosure, SHO, fails to deliver, stock borrowing, stock borrowing programs, securities fraud

19.

The Last Male Bastion – Gender and the CEO Suite at America’s Public Companies

THE LAST MALE BASTION – GENDER AND THE CEO SUITE AT PUBLIC COMPANIES, Douglas Branson, ed., Routledge Press, 2010 , U. of Pittsburgh Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2009-37,
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 21 Dec 2009
Douglas M. Branson
University of Pittsburgh School of Law
Downloads 121 (174,867)

Abstract:

sex discrimination, corporations, leadership, corporate culture, gender equity, corporate policy, sexism, U.S. public companies, United States

20.

Alternative Entities in Delaware - Reintroduction of Fiduciary Concepts by the Backdoor?

A chapter in Elgar Handbook on Alternative Entities (Mark Loewenstein and Robert Hillman, Edward Elgar Publishing 2014) Forthcoming, U. of Pittsburgh Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2014-25
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 23 Jun 2014
Douglas M. Branson
University of Pittsburgh School of Law
Downloads 119 (159,549)

Abstract:

alternative entities, covenant of good faith, fiduciary duty, business entities, contractarians, limited partnerships, limited liability companies

21.

Twenty-First Century Corporate Governance: The World Turns from West to East - An Essay for Professor John Farrar

Auckland University Law Review (New Zealand), Forthcoming, U. of Pittsburgh Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2014-31
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 28 Aug 2014
Douglas M. Branson
University of Pittsburgh School of Law
Downloads 117 (155,911)

Abstract:

corporate governance, boards of directors, two-tiered boards, board diversity, emerging markets, frontier markets, sustainability, board committees, risk management, risk management committee, SOEs, dominant shareholders, family capitalism, dominant shareholder capitalism, gender and the board

22.

A Return to Old-Time Religion? The Glass-Steagall Act, the Volcker Rule, Limits on Proprietary Trading, and Sustainability

University of St. Thomas Law Journal, Forthcoming, U. of Pittsburgh Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2014-39
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 23 Oct 2014
Douglas M. Branson
University of Pittsburgh School of Law
Downloads 113 (138,147)

Abstract:

Glass-Steagall Act, Volcker Rule, Dodd-Frank Act, proprietary trading, securities regulation, financial institutions, banking regulation, commercial banking, investment banking, underwriting

23.

The Supreme Court's Literalism and the Definition of 'Security' in the State Courts

Washington and Lee Law Review, Vol. 50, No. 3, 1993, Drexel College of Law Research Paper No. 2009-A-02
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 01 Nov 2008
Douglas M. Branson and Karl S. Okamoto
University of Pittsburgh School of Law and Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Downloads 92 (205,814)

Abstract:

24.

Trekking Toward Über Regulation: Prospects for Meaningful Change at SEC Enforcement?

University of Pittsburgh Law Review, Vol. 71, p. 545, 2010, U. of Pittsburgh Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2010-17
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 09 May 2010
Douglas M. Branson
University of Pittsburgh School of Law
Downloads 84 (226,503)

Abstract:

SEC, regulatory reform, uber regulation, financial institutions, banks, regulation, systemic risk, subject matter jurisdiction

25.

Criminalization of Corporate Law - The Impact on Director and Officer Behavior

Journal of Business & Technology Law, Vol. 2, p. 85, 2007, U. of Pittsburgh Legal Studies Research
Number of pages: 4 Posted: 09 Mar 2009
Douglas M. Branson
University of Pittsburgh School of Law
Downloads 71 (260,271)

Abstract:

lawyer selection, litigators, corporate law, criminal law, corporate governance, securities, experience, expert witness, civil law, Private Securities Litigation Reform Act, Sarbanes-Oxley Act

26.

A Changing Mosaic in SEC Regulation and Enforcement: Broker-Dealers and Investment Advisers

University of Cincinnati Law Review, Forthcoming, U. of Pittsburgh Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2013-32
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 13 Oct 2013
Douglas M. Branson
University of Pittsburgh School of Law
Downloads 60 (275,022)

Abstract:

brokers, broker-dealers, registered representatives, securities, securities regulation, securities enforcement, Dodd-Frank, investment advisers, Investment Advisers Act, securities arbitration, FINRA arbitration

27.

Still Square Pegs in Round Holes? A Look at ANCSA Corporations, Corporate Governance, and Indeterminate Form or Operation of Legal Entities

UCLA-Alaska Law Review, Vol. 24, p. 203, 2007, U. of Pittsburgh Legal Studies Research
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 09 Mar 2009
Douglas M. Branson
University of Pittsburgh School of Law
Downloads 46 (319,712)

Abstract:

legal entity, legal form, choice of entity, ANCSA corporations, Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act, Hawaii's Bishop Estate, corporations, trusts, not-for-profit corporations, corporate governance, operation

28.

An Essay for Professor Alan Bromberg: Removing the Taint from Past Illegal Offers and Sales - 40 Years Later

Southern Methodist University Law Review, Forthcoming, U. of Pittsburgh Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2015-11
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 10 Apr 2015
Douglas M. Branson
University of Pittsburgh School of Law
Downloads 12 (443,838)

Abstract:

securities, securities regulation, capital raising, finance, illegal sales, taint of illegal sales, rescission offers, integration of offerings

29.

Understanding Corporate Law (Third Edition)

UNDERSTANDING CORPORATE LAW (THIRD EDITION), Lexis-Nexis, Forthcoming
Posted: 11 Sep 2009 Last Revised: 25 Oct 2009
Arthur R. Pinto and Douglas M. Branson
Brooklyn Law School and University of Pittsburgh School of Law

Abstract:

corporation, corporate law, corporate governance, federal securities law

30.

Corporate Governance: Indeterminate or Schizophrenic Choices in the Form and Operation of Legal Entities

Posted: 30 Jun 2006 Last Revised: 20 Mar 2009
Douglas M. Branson
University of Pittsburgh School of Law

Abstract:

corporate governance, corporation, nonprofit, charity, not-for-profit, partnership

31.

Understanding Corporate Law

Brooklyn Law School, Legal Studies Paper No. 18
Posted: 30 Jul 2004
Arthur R. Pinto and Douglas M. Branson
Brooklyn Law School and University of Pittsburgh School of Law

Abstract:

corporate law

32.

Securities Regulation in State Courts - Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed ....

Washington University Law Quarterly, Vol. 76, 1998
Posted: 27 Oct 1999
Douglas M. Branson
University of Pittsburgh School of Law

Abstract: