Usha Rodrigues

University of Georgia School of Law

Professor

225 Herty Drive

Athens, GA 30602

United States

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

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Scholarly Papers (23)

1.

Exit, Voice, and Reputation: The Evolution of SPACS

UGA Legal Studies Research Paper No. 11-12
Number of pages: 79 Posted: 25 Oct 2011 Last Revised: 04 Oct 2015
Usha Rodrigues and Mike Stegemoller
University of Georgia School of Law and Baylor University
Downloads 1,163 (16,080)
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Special Purpose Acquisition Corporation, SPAC, Corporate Law, Entities, Private Equity

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Securities Law's Dirty Little Secret

Fordham Law Review, Forthcoming, UGA Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2013-01
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 10 Jan 2013 Last Revised: 04 Oct 2015
Usha Rodrigues
University of Georgia School of Law
Downloads 1,108 (17,259)

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securities law, accredited investor, hedge funds, private equity, private companies, secondary markets, liquidity, investment, venture capital, private offering, corporations, stock market, diversification, securities exchange commission, Regulation D, financing, start-ups

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The Fetishization of Independence

Journal of Corporation Law, Vol. 33, pp. 447-496, 2008, UGA Legal Studies Research Paper No. 07-007
Number of pages: 64 Posted: 07 Mar 2007 Last Revised: 20 Oct 2015
Usha Rodrigues
University of Georgia School of Law
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Board of Directors, Corporations, Independent director

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Entity and Identity

Emory Law Journal, Vol 60, pp. 1257-1322, 2011, UGA Legal Studies Research Paper No. 10-17
Number of pages: 72 Posted: 04 Nov 2010 Last Revised: 04 Oct 2015
Usha Rodrigues
University of Georgia School of Law
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nonprofit, social identity theory, tax, corporations, business organization, business association, low-profit limited liability company, L3C

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A Conflict Primacy Model of the Public Board

University of Illinois Law Review, 2013, Forthcoming, UGA Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2012-15
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 27 Oct 2012
Usha Rodrigues
University of Georgia School of Law
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Corporate Law, Board of Directors, Independence, Corporations, Corporate Governance, Director Primacy Model, Sarbanes-Oxley Act, Dodd-Frank Act, Corporate Responsibility, Conflict Primacy Model, Conflict of Interest

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The Seductive Comparison of Shareholder and Civic Democracy

Washington and Lee Law Review, Vol. 63, pp. 1389-1406, 2006, UGA Legal Studies Research Paper No. 07-001
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 14 Dec 2006 Last Revised: 04 Oct 2015
Usha Rodrigues
University of Georgia School of Law
Downloads 731 (31,511)
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Democracy, Electroral College, Board of Directors, Corporations, Civic Polities

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Placebo Ethics

Virginia Law Review, Vol. 96, pp. 1-68, 2010, UGA Legal Studies Research Paper No. 09-003
Number of pages: 105 Posted: 19 Mar 2009 Last Revised: 04 Oct 2015
Usha Rodrigues and Mike Stegemoller
University of Georgia School of Law and Baylor University
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Ethics, disclosure, Enron, Sarbanes-Oxley, directors

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From Loyalty to Conflict: Addressing Fiduciary Duty at the Officer Level

Florida Law Review, Vol. 61, pp. 1-53, 2009, UGA Legal Studies Research Paper No. 09-001
Number of pages: 54 Posted: 31 Jan 2009 Last Revised: 04 Oct 2015
Usha Rodrigues
University of Georgia School of Law
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Corporations, Sarbanes-Oxley

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Law and the Blockchain

Iowa Law Review, Vol. 104, 2018, Forthcoming, University of Georgia School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2018-07
Number of pages: 66 Posted: 22 Feb 2018 Last Revised: 06 May 2018
Usha Rodrigues
University of Georgia School of Law
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corporate law, contracts, bitcoin, blockchain, business organizations, decentralized autonomous organization, DAO, cryptocurrency, Ethereum. disputes, business associations, corporations, partnerships, smart contracts, ledger technology, law and technology, limited liability, tokenholders

10.

Corporate Governance in an Age of Separation of Ownership from Ownership

Minnesota Law Review, Vol 95, pp. 1822-1866, 2011, UGA Legal Studies Research Paper No. 11-01
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 26 Jan 2011 Last Revised: 04 Oct 2015
Usha Rodrigues
University of Georgia School of Law
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Financial Crisis of 2008, Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, Bailout, Corporate Governance

11.

The Price of Corruption

UGA Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2014-23
Number of pages: 66 Posted: 26 Aug 2014 Last Revised: 04 Oct 2015
Usha Rodrigues
University of Georgia School of Law
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McCutcheon v. FEC, election law, Buckley v. Valeo, campaign contributions, campaign finance, Federal Election Campaign Act, JOBS Act, corruption, Securities and Exchange Act of 1934, SecondMarket, Wawa, shareholder registration thresholds, Section 12(g)

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An Inconsistency in Sec Disclosure Requirements? The Case of the 'Insignificant' Private Target

Number of pages: 26 Posted: 10 Oct 2005
Usha Rodrigues and Mike Stegemoller
University of Georgia School of Law and Baylor University
Downloads 235 (122,398)
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Takeover, SEC, disclosure, acquisition, merger

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The Effect of the JOBS Act on Underwriting Spreads

Kentucky Law Journal, Forthcoming, UGA Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2014-11
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 21 Mar 2014
Usha Rodrigues
University of Georgia School of Law
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JOBS Act, Jumpstart our Business Startups, investment, finance, underwriting, banks, IPO, securities, SEC, Securities Act, financial statements

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Let the Money Do the Governing: The Case for Reuniting Ownership and Control

Stanford Journal of Law, Business, and Finance, Vol. 9, pp. 254-280, 2004, UGA Legal Studies Research Paper Forthcoming
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 30 May 2012
Usha Rodrigues
University of Georgia School of Law
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Corporation Law, Board of Directors, Board Selection, Corporate Governance, Board Independence, Independent Directors, Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, Sarbanes-Oxley Act, shareholder-director, SEC

15.

Dictation and Delegation in Securities Regulation

Indiana Law Journal, Forthcoming, UGA Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2016-17
Number of pages: 69 Posted: 18 Apr 2016
Usha Rodrigues
University of Georgia School of Law
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administrative law, securities law, rulemaking, regulation, Sarbanes-Oxley, Financial Crisis of 2008, National Securities Markets Improvement Act of 1996, Dodd-Frank, JOBS Act, Small Business Investment Incentive Act of 1980, Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995

16.

Does Shareholder Voting Matter? Evidence from the Takeover Market

Wake Forest Law Review, Vol. 53, No. 1, 2018, University of Georgia School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2018-26
Number of pages: 54 Posted: 29 Sep 2016 Last Revised: 17 Aug 2018
Paul Mason, Usha Rodrigues, Mike Stegemoller and Steven Utke
Baylor University, University of Georgia School of Law, Baylor University and University of Connecticut - Department of Accounting
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Mergers, Acquisitions, Corporate Governance, Shareholder Voting, Shareholder Rights, Shareholder Approval, Stock Exchange Rules, Method of Payment

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What All-Cash Companies Tell Us About IPOs and Acquisitions

Number of pages: 31 Posted: 12 Jul 2012 Last Revised: 04 Oct 2015
Usha Rodrigues and Mike Stegemoller
University of Georgia School of Law and Baylor University
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IPOs, Acquisitions, SPACs

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Semi-Public Offerings? Pushing the Boundaries of Securities Law

University of Georgia School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2018-30
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 31 Aug 2018 Last Revised: 31 Oct 2018
Usha Rodrigues
University of Georgia School of Law
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securities, Securities Exchange Commission, SEC, Initial Coin Offerings, cryptocurrency, blockchain, Bitcoin, finance, fundraising, corporate law, Ethereum, MasterCoin, Decentralized Autonomous Organization, crypto tokens, utility token, Securities Exchange Act, initial public offering

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In Search of Safe Harbor: Suggestions for the New Rule 506(C)

Vanderbilt Law Review En Banc, Vol. 66, p. 29, 2013, UGA Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2013-19
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 12 May 2013
Usha Rodrigues
University of Georgia School of Law
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securities law, securities act, accredited investor, marketing, JOBS Act, Securities and Exchange Commission, Rule 506, self-certification, general advertising, solicitation, SEC, safe harbor, secondary markets, stock, shares

20.

The Power of Warm Glow

Texas Law Review See Also, Vol. 88, pp. 149-153, 2010, UGA Legal Studies Research Paper
Number of pages: 5 Posted: 31 May 2012
Usha Rodrigues
University of Georgia School of Law
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Tax Law, Non-Profit Entities, Charitable Services, 501(c)(3), Tax-Exempt Entities, Charitable Deduction, Keep Charity Charitable

21.

Race to the Stars: A Federalism Argument for Leaving the Right of Publicity in the Hands of the States

As published in Virginia Law Review, Vol. 87, pp. 1207-1227, September 2001
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 15 Nov 2003
Usha Rodrigues
University of Georgia School of Law
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Tournament of Managers: Lessons from the Academic Leadership Market

43 J. Corp. L. 537 (2018)., University of Georgia School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2018-31
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 06 Sep 2018
Usha Rodrigues
University of Georgia School of Law
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corporate law, leadership, executives, chief executive officers, external, internal, hiring, tournament theory, university president, executive compensation

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The Lawyer's Toolbox: Teaching Students About Risk Allocation

Transactions, Vol. 14, p. 319, 2013, Western New England University School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 13-8
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 23 Aug 2013
Saint Louis University - School of Law, Independent, Western New England University School of Law and University of Georgia School of Law
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risk allocation, risk management, legal education, business transactions, teaching strategies, transactional skills