Sean J. Griffith

Fordham University School of Law

Professor

150 West 62nd Street

New York, NY 10023

United States

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

20

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Scholarly Papers (20)

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Predicting Corporate Governance Risk: Evidence from the Directors' and Officers' Liability Insurance Market

Chicago Law Review, Vol. 74, p. 487, 2007
Number of pages: 58 Posted: 19 Jun 2006 Last Revised: 26 Mar 2008
Tom Baker and Sean J. Griffith
University of Pennsylvania Law School and Fordham University School of Law
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corporate governance, insurance, securities, empirical research, qualitative research

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How the Merits Matter: D&O Insurance and Securities Settlements

University of Pennsylvania Law Review, Vol. 157, pp. 755, 2009, 3rd Annual Conference on Empirical Legal Studies Papers, U of Penn, Inst for Law & Econ Research Paper No. 08-22, Fordham Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 1101068
Number of pages: 78 Posted: 17 May 2008 Last Revised: 03 Jun 2009
Tom Baker and Sean J. Griffith
University of Pennsylvania Law School and Fordham University School of Law
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Securities, class actions, settlement, insurance, litigation

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The Missing Monitor in Corporate Governance: The Directors' & Officers' Liability Insurer

Georgetown Law Journal, Vol. 95, p. 1795, 2007
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 23 Nov 2006 Last Revised: 17 Jun 2009
Tom Baker and Sean J. Griffith
University of Pennsylvania Law School and Fordham University School of Law
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insurance, corporate governance, directors and officers

Predicting Securities Fraud Settlements and Amounts: A Hierarchical Bayesian Model of Federal Securities Class Action Lawsuits

Journal of Empirical Legal Studies, Vol. 9, Pg. 482, Sept. 2012, U of Penn, Inst for Law & Econ Research Paper No. 12-20
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 30 Apr 2012 Last Revised: 26 Jul 2012
Northwestern University - Kellogg School of Management, Tudor Investment Corporation, University of Pennsylvania Law School and Fordham University School of Law
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class, action, securities, fraud, lawsuit, litigation, bayesian, hierarchical

Predicting Securities Fraud Settlements and Amounts: A Hierarchical Bayesian Model of Federal Securities Class Action Lawsuits

Journal of Empirical Legal Studies, Vol. 9, Issue 3, pp. 482-510, 2012
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 25 Jul 2012
Northwestern University - Kellogg School of Management, Tudor Investment Corporation, University of Pennsylvania Law School and Fordham University School of Law
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Good Faith Business Judgment: A Theory of Rhetoric in Corporate Law Jurisprudence

Duke Law Journal, Vol. 55, No. 1, 2005
Number of pages: 69 Posted: 25 May 2005
Sean J. Griffith
Fordham University School of Law
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Good faith, fiduciary duty, loyalty, care, corporate law, jurisprudence, Delaware, shareholder litigation, disney, rhetoric, authority, accountability, thaumatrope

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Unleashing a Gatekeeper: Why the SEC Should Mandate Disclosure of Details Concerning Directors' & Officers' Liability Insurance Policies

U of Penn, Inst for Law & Econ Research Paper No. 05-15
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 25 May 2005
Sean J. Griffith
Fordham University School of Law
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Corporate governance, insurance, director, officer, liability, gatekeeper, mandate, disclosure, litigation

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Confronting the Peppercorn Settlement in Merger Litigation: An Empirical Analysis and a Proposal for Reform

Texas Law Review, Vol. 93, P. 557, 2015, U of Penn, Inst for Law & Econ Research Paper No. 14-4
Number of pages: 68 Posted: 18 Feb 2014 Last Revised: 03 Mar 2015
Jill E. Fisch, Sean J. Griffith and Steven Davidoff Solomon
University of Pennsylvania Law School - Institute for Law and Economics, Fordham University School of Law and University of California, Berkeley - School of Law
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Mergers and acquisitions, M&A, law and economics, empirical legal studies, legal profession, legal fees, federal securities law, state corporation law, Delaware corporation law, corporate governance, publicly traded companies, deal litigation, non-pecuniary relief, federalism, jurisdiction

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The Market for Preclusion in Merger Litigation

Vanderbilt Law Review, Forthcoming, Fordham Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2155809
Number of pages: 77 Posted: 04 Oct 2012
Sean J. Griffith and Alexandra D. Lahav
Fordham University School of Law and University of Connecticut - School of Law
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merger litigation, M&A, corporations, civil procedure, federalism, comity, reverse auction, objector, multi-jurisdictional litigation, Delaware

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Spinning and Underpricing: A Legal and Economic Analysis of the Preferential Allocation of Shares in Initial Public Offerings

Brooklyn Law Review, Vol. 69, No. 2, pp. 583-649, 2004
Number of pages: 67 Posted: 07 Apr 2004
Sean J. Griffith
Fordham University School of Law
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spinning, underpricing, ipo, initial public offering, securities law, issue, issuer, underwriter, conflict of interest, duty of loyalty

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The Costs and Benefits of Transactional Certainty: An Appraisal of Omnicare v. NCS Healthcare

Number of pages: 76 Posted: 18 Aug 2003
Sean J. Griffith
Fordham University School of Law
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Omnicare, NCS, takeover, merger, acquisition, deal protection, lock up, precommitment, fiduciary out, last period, final period, delaware supreme court, transactional certainty, merger agreement

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The Good Faith Thaumatrope: A Model of Rhetoric in Corporate Law Jurisprudence

Number of pages: 84 Posted: 31 Dec 2004
Sean J. Griffith
Fordham University School of Law
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Good faith, fiduciary duty, loyalty, care, corporate law, jurisprudence, Delaware, shareholder litigation, disney, rhetoric, authority, accountability

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The Puzzling Persistence of the Fixed Price Offering: Implicit Price Discrimination in IPOs

Number of pages: 19 Posted: 08 Sep 2005
Sean J. Griffith
Fordham University School of Law
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IPO, IPOs, public offerings, securites, SEC, securities law, price discrimination, fixed price, initial public offering, primary market, underwriter, issuer, spinning, implicit price discrimination

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Correcting Corporate Benefit: How to Fix Shareholder Litigation by Shifting the Doctrine on Fees

Boston College Law Review, Vol. 56, No. 1, 2015, Fordham Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2496395
Number of pages: 61 Posted: 16 Sep 2014 Last Revised: 28 Feb 2015
Sean J. Griffith
Fordham University School of Law
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corporate law, shareholder litigation, Delaware, attorneys' fees, corporate benefit, fee shifting, derivative suit, class action, mergers, acquisitions, corporate governance

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Governing Systemic Risk: Towards a Governance Structure for Derivatives Clearinghouses

Emory Law Journal, Vol. 61, No. 5, 2012, Fordham Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2157693
Number of pages: 88 Posted: 06 Oct 2012
Sean J. Griffith
Fordham University School of Law
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derivatives, clearinghouse, Dodd-Frank, governance, financial regulation, systemic risk, counterparty credit risk, CFTC, SEC, DCO

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How Corporate Governance Is Made: The Case of the Golden Leash

University of Pennsylvania Law Review, Vol. 164, P. 649, 2016, U of Penn, Inst for Law & Econ Research Paper No. 15-26, UC Berkeley Public Law Research Paper No. 2635161
Number of pages: 54 Posted: 24 Jul 2015 Last Revised: 18 Mar 2016
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, University of Pennsylvania Law School - Institute for Law and Economics, Fordham University School of Law and University of California, Berkeley - School of Law
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Corporate governance, corporation law, activist-nominated directors, director compensation, golden leash, shareholder activism, activist investors, institutional investors, event study, share pricing, governance innovations

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Substituted Compliance and Systemic Risk: How to Make a Global Market in Derivatives Regulation

Minnesota Law Review, Vol. 98, No. 1291, 2014, Fordham Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2433049
Number of pages: 84 Posted: 07 May 2014
Sean J. Griffith
Fordham University School of Law
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The Omnipresent Specter of Omnicare

38 The Journal of Corporation Law 4, pp. 101-141 (2013), Fordham Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2433047
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 07 May 2014
Sean J. Griffith
Fordham University School of Law
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Private Ordering Post-Trulia: Why No Pay Provisions Can Fix the Deal Tax and Forum Selection Provisions Can't

The Corporate Contract in Changing Times, Steven Davidoff Solomon and Randall S. Thomas, eds., (2017 Forthcoming), Fordham Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2855950
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 26 Oct 2016 Last Revised: 06 Jan 2017
Sean J. Griffith
Fordham University School of Law
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merger litigation, deal tax, Trulia, forum selection, exclusive forum, no pay, fee shifting, multiforum, corporate law, Delaware, M&A

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Dead Hand Proxy Puts, Hedge Fund Activism, and the Cost of Capital

Number of pages: 36 Posted: 23 Jun 2016 Last Revised: 10 Feb 2017
Sean J. Griffith and Natalia Reisel
Fordham University School of Law and Fordham University
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debt contract design, shareholder-debtholder conflict, agency cost of debt, hedge fund activism, defensive provisions, proxy fights

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Corporate Governance in an Era of Compliance

William & Mary Law Review, Vol. 57, No. 6, 2016, Fordham Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2766661
Number of pages: 66 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Sean J. Griffith
Fordham University School of Law
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compliance, corporate governance, enforcement, corporate prosecution, fcpa, deferred prosecution, caremark