Bernard S. Sharfman

R Street Institute

Associate Fellow

1050 17th Street Northwest

#1150

Washington, DC 20036

United States

http://www.rstreet.org/

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

27

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Scholarly Papers (27)

1.

Shareholder Activism as a Corrective Mechanism in Corporate Governance

Brigham Young University Law Review, Vol. 2014, No. 5, 2014, Ohio State Public Law Working Paper No. 225
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 12 Sep 2013 Last Revised: 29 Aug 2015
Paul Rose and Bernard S. Sharfman
Ohio State University - Moritz College of Law and R Street Institute
Downloads 1,258 (8,260)

Abstract:

corporate governance, shareholder activism, hedge funds, governance entrepreneurs

2.

Shareholder Wealth Maximization and Its Implementation under Corporate Law

Florida Law Review, Vol. 66, No. 1 (2014)
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 10 Jan 2013 Last Revised: 19 Apr 2014
Bernard S. Sharfman
R Street Institute
Downloads 839 (22,196)

Abstract:

shareholder wealth maximization, corporate governance, Unocal test, Board of Directors, authority, accountability, Kenneth Arrow, theory of large organizations, rights plan, Revlon, eBay

3.

Dysfunctional Deference and Board Composition: Lessons from Enron

Northwestern University Law Review Colloquy, Vol. 103, pp. 153-162, 2008
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 16 Jul 2008 Last Revised: 12 Oct 2008
Bernard S. Sharfman and Steven J. Toll
R Street Institute and affiliation not provided to SSRN
Downloads 581 (36,522)

Abstract:

corporate governance, corporate law, dysfunctional deference

4.

Wall Street's Corporate Governance Crisis

Corporate Governance Advisor, Vol. 17, No. 1. pp. 5-8,, Jan./Feb. 2009
Number of pages: 4 Posted: 13 Nov 2008 Last Revised: 02 Mar 2009
Bernard S. Sharfman, Steven J. Toll and Alan Szydlowski
R Street Institute, affiliation not provided to SSRN and affiliation not provided to SSRN
Downloads 543 (37,885)
Citation 1

Abstract:

corporate law, corporate governance, clawback

5.

Corporate Governance and the Impact of Controlling Shareholders

Corporate Governance Advisor, Vol. 18, No. 1, p. 1, January-Febuary 2010
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 26 Oct 2009 Last Revised: 02 Mar 2010
Lisa M. Mezzetti, Dirk Schlimm and Bernard S. Sharfman
Cohen, Milstein, Hausfeld & Toll, P.L.L.C., Jenoir Management Consultants and R Street Institute
Downloads 441 (45,727)

Abstract:

corporate governance, corporate law

6.

Activist Hedge Funds in a World of Board Independence: Creators or Destroyers of Long-Term Value?

Columbia Business Law Review, p. 814, 2015
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 11 Mar 2015 Last Revised: 26 Jan 2016
Bernard S. Sharfman
R Street Institute
Downloads 349 (44,577)

Abstract:

hedge funds, activism, corporate governance, corporate law, independence, board of directors

7.

The Enduring Legacy of Smith v. Van Gorkom

Delaware Journal of Corporate Law (DJCL), Vol. 33, No. 2, pp. 287-309, 2008
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 06 Dec 2007 Last Revised: 07 Oct 2008
Bernard S. Sharfman
R Street Institute
Downloads 346 (64,113)
Citation 2

Abstract:

Van Gorkom, business judgment rule, duty of care, directors, accountability, authority, corporate governance, corporate law

8.

Enhancing the Efficiency of Board Decision Making: Lessons Learned from the Financial Crisis of 2008

Delaware Journal of Corporate Law (DJCL), Vol. 34, No. 3, 2009
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 04 Feb 2009 Last Revised: 17 Nov 2009
Bernard S. Sharfman
R Street Institute
Downloads 336 (65,726)
Citation 1

Abstract:

Delaware, Journal, Corporate, Law, DJCL, financial crisis, 2008, compensation, bonus, bonuses, Wall Street, payouts

9.

What's Wrong with Shareholder Empowerment?

Journal of Corporation Law, Vol. 37, No. 4, pp. 903-909, 2012
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 09 Mar 2012 Last Revised: 20 Jul 2012
Bernard S. Sharfman
R Street Institute
Downloads 293 (72,897)

Abstract:

corporate law, corporate governance, public company, authority, accountability, private ordering, liquidity traders, information traders, shareholder empowerment, board of directors, agency costs

10.

Why Proxy Access is Harmful to Corporate Governance

Journal of Corporation Law, Vol. 37, No. 2, Winter 2012
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 28 Jun 2011 Last Revised: 05 Mar 2012
Bernard S. Sharfman
R Street Institute
Downloads 240 (80,599)
Citation 1

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11.

A Theory of Shareholder Activism and Its Place in Corporate Law

Tennessee Law Review, Vol. 82, No. 4, 2015
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 16 Jan 2015 Last Revised: 24 Mar 2017
Bernard S. Sharfman
R Street Institute
Downloads 204 (71,875)

Abstract:

shareholder activism, corporate law, corporate governance, corrective mechanism, empirical studies

12.

Using the Law to Reduce Systemic Risk

Journal of Corporation Law, Vol. 36, No. 3, 2011
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 20 Nov 2010 Last Revised: 24 May 2011
Bernard S. Sharfman
R Street Institute
Downloads 194 (119,364)

Abstract:

Financial Institutions, Tax Policy, Systemic Risk, Compensation, Financial Regulation

13.

How the Strong Negotiating Position of Wall Street Employees Impacts the Corporate Governance of Financial Firms

Virginia Law & Business Review, Volume 5, No. 3, Winter 2011
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 09 Dec 2009 Last Revised: 15 Feb 2011
Bernard S. Sharfman
R Street Institute
Downloads 162 (149,745)
Citation 1

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14.

Kahn v. M&F Worldwide Corporation: A Small but Significant Step Forward in the War Against Frivolous Shareholder Lawsuits

Journal of Corporation Law, Volume 40, Issue 1
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 25 Jul 2014 Last Revised: 16 Nov 2014
Bernard S. Sharfman
R Street Institute
Downloads 149 (130,485)

Abstract:

corporate law, freeze-out, merger, entire fairness

15.

A Team Production Approach to Corporate Law and Board Composition

Northwestern University Law Review Colloquy, Vol. 103, pp. 380-392, February 16, 2009
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 25 Sep 2008 Last Revised: 13 Mar 2009
Bernard S. Sharfman and Steven J. Toll
R Street Institute and affiliation not provided to SSRN
Downloads 140 (154,630)
Citation 1

Abstract:

corporate law, corporate governance

16.

Presentation: Moving Beyond the Dodd-Frank Act: Reducing Systemic Risk by Cooling Wall Street's Bonus Culture: The Midwestern Law and Economics Association annual meeting, October 9, 2010

The Midwestern Law and Economics Association Annual Meeting, October 9, 2010
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 09 Oct 2010 Last Revised: 07 Aug 2014
Bernard S. Sharfman
R Street Institute
Downloads 111 (199,293)

Abstract:

financial institutions, tax policy, compensation, systemic risk

17.

Being Informed Does Matter: Fine Tuning Gross Negligence Twenty Plus Years after Van Gorkom

The Business Lawyer, Vol. 62, No. 1, p. 135, November 2006
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 14 Sep 2006 Last Revised: 10 Mar 2008
Bernard S. Sharfman
R Street Institute
Downloads 87 (209,952)
Citation 2

Abstract:

Authority, accountability, abstention, gross negligence, exculpation

18.

Taking a More Sophisticated Approach to Market Efficiency: How Securities Analyst Reports can be used to Establish Loss Causation in a Federal Securities Fraud Action

Securities Regulation Law Journal, Vol. 38, No. 1, pp. 57-63
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 09 Oct 2009 Last Revised: 18 Oct 2010
Bernard S. Sharfman
R Street Institute
Downloads 75 (244,645)

Abstract:

securities law, securities regulation, loss causation

19.

Understanding Maryland's Business Judgment Rule

Duquesne Business Law Journal, Vol. 8, No. 1, pp. 1-31, 2006
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 04 Aug 2009
Bernard S. Sharfman
R Street Institute
Downloads 56 (242,819)

Abstract:

corporate law, business judgment rule

20.

Modifying Model Rule 5.4 to Allow for Minority Ownership of Law Firms by Nonlawyers

Georgetown Journal of Legal Ethics, Vol. 13, No. 3, 2000
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 30 Oct 2011
Bernard S. Sharfman
R Street Institute
Downloads 28 (379,700)
Citation 1

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21.

Public-Pension Funds Play with Newest Toy in Corporate Governance

R Street Shorts, No. 12 (2015)
Number of pages: 3 Posted: 16 Aug 2015
Bernard S. Sharfman
R Street Institute
Downloads 8 (423,441)

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22.

A Private Ordering Defense of a Company's Right to Use Dual Class Share Structures in IPOs

Number of pages: 24 Posted: 15 Jun 2017 Last Revised: 15 Jul 2017
Bernard S. Sharfman
R Street Institute
Downloads 0 (335,897)

Abstract:

corporate governance, corporate law, dual class shares, IPOs, initial public offering, controlling shareolders, shareholder empowerment, principal-cost theory

23.

The Importance of the Business Judgment Rule

Number of pages: 35 Posted: 21 Dec 2016 Last Revised: 10 Feb 2017
Bernard S. Sharfman
R Street Institute
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Abstract:

Business Judgment Rule, Corporate Law

24.

What Shareholder Proposals on Proxy Access Tell Us about Its Value

Yale Journal on Regulation Online, 2016
Number of pages: 8 Posted: 23 Jun 2016 Last Revised: 15 Nov 2016
Bernard S. Sharfman
R Street Institute
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25.

Critiquing the CFA Institute's Report on Proxy Access

R Street Shorts No. 21, March 2016
Number of pages: 3 Posted: 03 Apr 2016
Bernard S. Sharfman
R Street Institute
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26.

What Theory and the Empirical Evidence Tell Us About Proxy Access

Journal of Law, Economics and Policy, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 03 Apr 2016 Last Revised: 22 Jul 2016
Bernard S. Sharfman
R Street Institute
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27.

The Tension between Hedge Fund Activism and Corporate Law

Journal of Law, Economics and Policy, Symposium Issue, pp. 251-277, Vol. 12, No. 3 (Fall 2016).
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 26 Jan 2016 Last Revised: 16 Jul 2017
Bernard S. Sharfman
R Street Institute
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Other Papers (2)

Total Downloads: 12    Citations: 0
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Downloads 7

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2.

Why Corporate Boards Would Be Better Off With Fewer Outside CEOs

Pensions & Investments Online, White Papers
Posted: 22 Aug 2009
Bernard S. Sharfman and Steven J. Toll
R Street Institute and affiliation not provided to SSRN
Downloads 5

Abstract:

board composition, corporate governance