Brett McDonnell

University of Minnesota Law School

Professor of Law

229 19th Avenue South

Minneapolis, MN 55455

United States

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

49

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Scholarly Papers (49)

1.

Sarbanes-Oxley, Fiduciary Duties, and the Conduct of Officers and Directors

Minnesota Legal Studies Research Paper No. 04-13
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 30 Jul 2004
Brett McDonnell
University of Minnesota Law School
Downloads 811 (22,566)

Abstract:

Sarbanes-Oxley, fiduciary duty, officers, directors, agency

2.

Essay: Stone v. Ritter and the Expanding Duty of Loyalty

Minnesota Legal Studies Research Paper No. 07-35
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 23 Aug 2007
Claire A. Hill and Brett McDonnell
University of Minnesota Law School and University of Minnesota Law School
Downloads 705 (26,359)

Abstract:

corporate governance, good faith, fiduciary duty, duty of loyalty, duty of care

3.

Is Incest Next?

Cardozo Women's Law Journal, Vol. 10, No. 2, February 2004
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 29 Sep 2003
Brett McDonnell
University of Minnesota Law School
Downloads 561 (25,028)

Abstract:

Lawrence, incest, sodomy, liberty, substantive due process, formalism, realism

4.

Introduction: The Evolution of the Economic Analysis of Corporate Law

Chapter 1, RESEARCH HANDBOOK ON THE ECONOMICS OF CORPORATE LAW, Claire A. Hill and Brett H. McDonnell, eds., Elgar 2012, Minnesota Legal Studies Research Paper No. 12-21
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 05 May 2012
Claire A. Hill and Brett McDonnell
University of Minnesota Law School and University of Minnesota Law School
Downloads 487 (36,128)

Abstract:

law and economics, corporate law, corporate governance

5.

The Goldilocks Hypothesis: Balancing Intellectual Property Rights at the Boundary of the Firm

University of Illinois Law Review, Vol. 2007, No. 2, Minnesota Legal Studies Research Paper No. 06-11
Number of pages: 62 Posted: 21 Mar 2006 Last Revised: 06 Oct 2015
Dan L. Burk and Brett McDonnell
University of California, Irvine School of Law and University of Minnesota Law School
Downloads 485 (41,372)
Citation 3

Abstract:

intellectual property, patent, copyright, trade secrecy, theory of the firm

6.

Expectation Damages and the Theory of Overreliance

UC Berkeley Public Law Research Paper No. 87
Number of pages: 59 Posted: 21 Jun 2002
Melvin A. Eisenberg and Brett McDonnell
University of California, Berkeley - School of Law and University of Minnesota Law School
Downloads 445 (47,036)
Citation 2

Abstract:

7.

Shareholder Bylaws, Shareholder Nominations, and Poison Pills

Minnesota Legal Studies Research Paper No. 05-06
Number of pages: 101 Posted: 02 Feb 2005
Brett McDonnell
University of Minnesota Law School
Downloads 415 (51,377)
Citation 4

Abstract:

bylaws, proxy access, shareholder nominations, poison pills

8.

Disney, Good Faith, and Structural Bias

Journal of Corporation Law, Vol. 32, No. 4, Summer 2007, Minnesota Legal Studies Research Paper No. 06-46
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 13 Sep 2006
Claire A. Hill and Brett McDonnell
University of Minnesota Law School and University of Minnesota Law School
Downloads 398 (50,660)
Citation 3

Abstract:

good faith, structural bias, fiduciary duty, executive compensation

9.

Patents, Tax Shelters, and the Firm

Minnesota Legal Studies Research Paper No. 07-05
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 07 Feb 2007 Last Revised: 05 Oct 2015
Dan L. Burk and Brett McDonnell
University of California, Irvine School of Law and University of Minnesota Law School
Downloads 390 (57,919)
Citation 2

Abstract:

patents, business methods, investment strategy, tax shelters, taxation, tax patents, intellectual property, theory of the firm

10.

Professor Bainbridge and the Arrowian Moment: A Review of 'The New Corporate Governance in Theory and Practice'

Delaware Journal of Corporate Law (DJCL), Vol. 34, No. 1, 2009, Minnesota Legal Studies Research Paper No. 08-34
Number of pages: 53 Posted: 23 Aug 2008
Brett McDonnell
University of Minnesota Law School
Downloads 366 (61,758)
Citation 1

Abstract:

corporate governance, authority, accountability, director primacy, Arrow, Bainbridge, Delaware, Journal, Corporate Law, Stephen, Bainbridge, Kenneth, Arrow, director, primacy

11.

Why (and How) Fairness Matters at the IP/Antitrust Interface

Minnesota Law Review, Vol. 87, June 2003
Number of pages: 57 Posted: 25 Sep 2003
Daniel A. Farber and Brett McDonnell
University of California, Berkeley - School of Law and University of Minnesota Law School
Downloads 366 (63,282)

Abstract:

Fairness, intellectual property, antitrust, open standards, price discrimination

12.

Two Goals for Executive Compensation Reform

New York Law School Law Review, Vol. 52, 2007, Minnesota Legal Studies Research Paper No. 07-34
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 24 Aug 2007
Brett McDonnell
University of Minnesota Law School
Downloads 314 (76,129)
Citation 1

Abstract:

executive compensation, inequality, corporate governance

13.

Strategies for an Employee Role in Corporate Governance

Wake Forest Law Review, Vol. 46, p. 429, 2011, Minnesota Legal Studies Research Paper No. 12-07
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 18 Jan 2012
Brett McDonnell
University of Minnesota Law School
Downloads 313 (58,614)

Abstract:

sustainability, corporate governance, employees, corporate social responsibility

14.

Is There a Text in this Class? The Conflict between Textualism and Antitrust

UC Berkeley Research Paper No. 556380; Minnesota Legal Studies Research Paper No. 05-4
Number of pages: 59 Posted: 15 Nov 2004
Daniel A. Farber and Brett McDonnell
University of California, Berkeley - School of Law and University of Minnesota Law School
Downloads 292 (79,938)
Citation 1

Abstract:

antitrust, textualism, statutory interpretation

15.

Financial Regulation Reform and Too Big to Fail

American University Business Law Review, Forthcoming, Minnesota Legal Studies Research Paper No. 12-08
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 18 Jan 2012
Brett McDonnell
University of Minnesota Law School
Downloads 263 (86,518)

Abstract:

too big to fail, financial regulation, Dodd-Frank Act

16.

SOx Appeals

Michigan State University-DCL Law Review, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 30 Mar 2004
Brett McDonnell
University of Minnesota Law School
Downloads 238 (102,508)
Citation 1

Abstract:

17.

The Economists' New Arguments

Minnesota Public Law Research Paper No. 03-3
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 24 Feb 2003
Brett McDonnell
University of Minnesota Law School
Downloads 232 (105,550)
Citation 1

Abstract:

Fairness, welfare, utilitarianism, Pareto efficiency

Corporate Constituency Statutes and Employee Governance

Minnesota Public Law Research Paper No. 02-13
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 10 Nov 2002
Brett McDonnell
University of Minnesota Law School
Downloads 229 (110,266)
Citation 2

Abstract:

Corporate Constituency Statutes and Employee Governance

William Mitchell Law Review, Vol. 30, p. 1227, 2004
Posted: 30 Jul 2004
Brett McDonnell
University of Minnesota Law School

Abstract:

corporate governance, constituency statutes, employee governance

19.

Endogenous Preferences and Welfare Evaluations

Minnesota Legal Studies Research Paper No. 06-50
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 28 Sep 2006
Brett McDonnell
University of Minnesota Law School
Downloads 226 (105,550)
Citation 1

Abstract:

endogenous preferences, welfare, adapative preferences, maladaptive preferences, Pareto self-improvement

20.

Committing to Doing Good and Doing Well: Fiduciary Duty in Benefit Corporations

Minnesota Legal Studies Research Paper No. 14-21
Number of pages: 62 Posted: 12 Apr 2014
Brett McDonnell
University of Minnesota Law School
Downloads 205 (101,677)

Abstract:

social enterprise, benefit corporations, fiduciary duty, corporate social responsibility

21.

Lessons from the Rise and (Possible) Fall of Chinese Township-Village Enterprises

William and Mary Law Review, Vol. 45
Number of pages: 62 Posted: 23 Sep 2003
Brett McDonnell
University of Minnesota Law School
Downloads 205 (117,305)
Citation 2

Abstract:

Township-village enterprises, property rights, economic development, institutional theory, theory of the firm

22.

Employee Primacy, or Economics Meets Civic Republicanism at Work

Minnesota Legal Studies Research Paper No. 06-06
Number of pages: 85 Posted: 30 Jan 2006
Brett McDonnell
University of Minnesota Law School
Downloads 199 (117,305)
Citation 2

Abstract:

shareholder primacy, employee primacy, law and economics, civic republicanism, theory of the firm, corporate social responsibility, redistribution, endogenous preferences

23.

Comments on the HHS' Flawed Post-Hobby Lobby Rules

UCLA School of Law Research Paper No. 14-18, Hofstra Univ. Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2014-23
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 22 Oct 2014 Last Revised: 18 Dec 2014
Washington and Lee University - School of Law, Washington and Lee University - School of Law, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - School of Law, Hofstra University - Maurice A. Deane School of Law, University of Minnesota Law School, William & Mary Law School and William & Mary Law School
Downloads 196 (128,769)

Abstract:

corporate law, corporate governance, law, religion

24.

Sticky Defaults and Altering Rules in Corporate Law

Southern Methodist University Law Review, Vol. 60, 2007, Minnesota Legal Studies Research Paper No. 07-21
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 30 Apr 2007
Brett McDonnell
University of Minnesota Law School
Downloads 189 (125,761)
Citation 2

Abstract:

default rules, altering rules, corporate governance, contractarian, enabling statutes

25.

Trademarks and the Boundaries of the Firm

UC Irvine School of Law Research Paper No. 2009-28, Minnesota Legal Studies Research Paper No. 09-34
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 26 Aug 2009
Dan L. Burk and Brett McDonnell
University of California, Irvine School of Law and University of Minnesota Law School
Downloads 188 (127,572)
Citation 2

Abstract:

trademark, intellectual property, reputation, Coase, theory of the firm, franchise

26.

Regulatory Contrarians

North Carolina Law Review, Vol. 88, 2011, Minnesota Legal Studies Research Paper No. 10-64
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 20 Nov 2010 Last Revised: 25 Jun 2011
Brett McDonnell and Daniel Schwarcz
University of Minnesota Law School and University of Minnesota Law School
Downloads 183 (129,981)

Abstract:

financial regulation, contrarians, Dodd-Frank

27.

The Ambiguous Virtues of Federalism in Corporate Law

Minnesota Public Law Research Paper No. 03-10
Number of pages: 64 Posted: 21 Jul 2003
Brett McDonnell
University of Minnesota Law School
Downloads 167 (142,196)

Abstract:

Corporate law, federalism, network effects, state competition

28.

Don't Panic! Defending Cowardly Interventions During and after a Financial Crisis

Minnesota Legal Studies Research Paper No. 11-09
Number of pages: 58 Posted: 02 Feb 2011
Brett McDonnell
University of Minnesota Law School
Downloads 160 (146,699)
Citation 1

Abstract:

Dodd-Frank Act, Hayek, Oakeshott, Keynes, Financial Regulation, Financial Crisis, Shadow Banking

29.

Bylaw Reforms for Delaware's Corporation Law

Deleware Journal of Corporate Law (DJCL), Vol. 33, No. 3, 2008, Minnesota Legal Studies Research Paper No. 08-24
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 10 Aug 2008
Brett McDonnell
University of Minnesota Law School
Downloads 160 (147,505)

Abstract:

Delaware, Journal, Corporate, Law, bylaws, corporate governance, shareholder, CA, Inc. v. AFSCME Employees Pension Plan, 109(b), 141(a), 157(a), 109, poison pills

30.

Executive Compensation and the Optimal Penumbra of Delaware Corporate Law

Virginia Law and Business Review, Forthcoming, Minnesota Legal Studies Research Paper No. 09-21
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 18 Jun 2009 Last Revised: 31 Mar 2010
Claire A. Hill and Brett McDonnell
University of Minnesota Law School and University of Minnesota Law School
Downloads 159 (149,002)

Abstract:

executive compensation, social norms, structural bias

31.

Setting Optimal Rules for Shareholder Proxy Access

Arizona State Law Journal, Forthcoming, Minnesota Legal Studies Research Paper No. 10-03
Number of pages: 78 Posted: 18 Jan 2010 Last Revised: 06 Sep 2010
Brett McDonnell
University of Minnesota Law School
Downloads 152 (152,198)

Abstract:

shareholder bylaws, proxy access, default rules, altering rules

32.

Getting Stuck between Bottom and Top: State Competition for Corporate Charters in the Presence of Network Effects

Minnesota Public Law Research Paper No. 02-12
Number of pages: 74 Posted: 29 Oct 2002
Brett McDonnell
University of Minnesota Law School
Downloads 148 (159,762)

Abstract:

Delaware, state competition, corporate charters, network effects, lock-in, race to the bottom, path dependence

33.

Of Mises and Min(Sky): Libertarian and Liberal Responses to Financial Crises Past and Present

Seattle University Law Review, Vol. 34, 2011, Minnesota Legal Studies Research Paper No. 11-27
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 27 Jun 2011
Brett McDonnell
University of Minnesota Law School
Downloads 127 (175,050)
Citation 1

Abstract:

Dodd-Frank Act, Hayek, Oakeshott, Keynes, financial regulation, financial crisis, shadow banking, Mises, Minsky, Austrian business cycle theory

34.

Two Cheers for Corporate Law Federalism

Journal of Corporation Law, Vol. 30, No. 1
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 02 Feb 2005
Brett McDonnell
University of Minnesota Law School
Downloads 127 (182,475)
Citation 5

Abstract:

corporate law, federalism, race to the bottom

35.

Recent Skirmishes in the Battle Over Corporate Voting and Governance

Minnesota Legal Studies Research Paper No. 07-04
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 31 Jan 2007
Brett McDonnell
University of Minnesota Law School
Downloads 119 (189,258)

Abstract:

Sarbanes Oxley, corporate governance, federalism, proxy voting, securities law, corporate law

36.

The Liberal Case for Hobby Lobby

Arizona Law Review, Vol. 57, 2015, Minnesota Legal Studies Research Paper No. 14-39
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 23 Oct 2014 Last Revised: 01 Oct 2015
Brett McDonnell
University of Minnesota Law School
Downloads 114 (158,026)

Abstract:

Hobby Lobby, corporate purpose, corporate social responsibility, free exercise, Religious Freedom Restoration Act

37.

Sanitizing Interested Transactions

Delaware Journal of Corporate Law (DJCL), Vol. 36, No. 3, 2011, Minnesota Legal Studies Research Paper No. 12-25
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 02 May 2012 Last Revised: 25 Jun 2012
Claire A. Hill and Brett McDonnell
University of Minnesota Law School and University of Minnesota Law School
Downloads 95 (199,124)

Abstract:

Delaware, Journal, Corporate, Law, Transactions, Interested, Directors, Shareholder

38.

Dampening Financial Regulatory Cycles

Minnesota Legal Studies Research Paper No. 13-09
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 14 Feb 2013
Brett McDonnell
University of Minnesota Law School
Downloads 93 (212,551)

Abstract:

financial regulation, regulatory cycles, banking regulation, securities regulation, financial crises

39.

Designing Countercyclical Capital Buffers

18 North Carolina Banking Institute Journal 123 (2013), Minnesota Legal Studies Research Paper No. 14-16
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 14 Mar 2014
Brett McDonnell
University of Minnesota Law School
Downloads 49 (284,624)

Abstract:

countercylical, capital requirements, countercyclical capital buffer

40.

Ancillary Patent Markets and the Firm

Queen Mary Journal of Intellectual Property, Vol. 4 (2014), Minnesota Legal Studies Research Paper No. 14-15, UC Irvine School of Law Research Paper No. 2014-30
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 25 Feb 2014 Last Revised: 23 Apr 2014
Dan L. Burk and Brett McDonnell
University of California, Irvine School of Law and University of Minnesota Law School
Downloads 46 (311,671)

Abstract:

patent, intellectual property, contributory infringement, transaction cost analysis, theory of the firm, indirect infringement

41.

Benefit Corporations and Strategic Action Fields or (the Existential Failing of Delaware)

Seattle University Law Review, Vol. 39, January 2016 (Forthcoming), Minnesota Legal Studies Research Paper No. 15-29
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 18 Sep 2015
Brett McDonnell
University of Minnesota Law School
Downloads 25 (194,170)

Abstract:

benefit corporations, strategic action fields, nonprofit corporations

42.

Teaching Unincorporated Business Associations Through a Simulated Start-Up

St. Louis University Law Journal, Vol. 59, 2015, Minnesota Legal Studies Research Paper No. 15-30
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 21 Sep 2015
Brett McDonnell
University of Minnesota Law School
Downloads 4 (363,447)

Abstract:

limited liability companies, teaching simulations, business associations

43.

Benefit Corporations and Public Markets: First Experiments and Next Steps

40 Seattle University Law Review 717 (2017)
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 05 May 2017
Brett McDonnell
University of Minnesota Law School
Downloads 0 (263,128)

Abstract:

Benefit corporation, public markets, corporate law, social enterprise

44.

Between Sin and Redemption: Duty, Purpose, and Regulation in Religious Corporations

74 Washington and Lee Law Review, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 05 May 2017
Brett McDonnell
University of Minnesota Law School
Downloads 0 (472,190)

Abstract:

religious corporations, corporate duty, corporate purpose, contractarianism, communitarianism, pluralism, Hobby Lobby

45.

Three Legislative Paths to Social Enterprise: L3Cs, Benefit Corporations, and Second Generation Cooperatives

Cambridge Handbook on Social Enterprise, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 05 May 2017
Brett McDonnell
University of Minnesota Law School
Downloads 0 (337,592)

Abstract:

L3C, benefit corporation, cooperative, social enterprise

46.

Introduction to Economics of Corporate Law

Economics of Corporate Law (Edward Elgar, 2016), Minnesota Legal Studies Research Paper No. 16-38
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 03 Nov 2016
Claire A. Hill and Brett McDonnell
University of Minnesota Law School and University of Minnesota Law School
Downloads 0 (181,368)

Abstract:

Corporate law, law and economics, corporate governance

47.

Short and Long Term Investors (and Other Stakeholders Too): Must (and Do) Their Interests Conflict?

Research Handbook on Mergers and Acquisitions, Claire A. Hill and Steven Davidoff Solomon (eds), Edward Elgar Publishing, Forthcoming, Minnesota Legal Studies Research Paper No. 15-37
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 06 Dec 2015
Claire A. Hill and Brett McDonnell
University of Minnesota Law School and University of Minnesota Law School
Downloads 0 (179,166)

Abstract:

short-termism, corporate governance, stakeholder, shareholder, corporate social responsibility

48.

Freedom of Speech and Appellate and Summary Judgment Review in Copyright Cases

Yale Law Journal, Vol. 107, No. 5 (1998)
Posted: 08 Dec 1997
Eugene Volokh and Brett McDonnell
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - School of Law and University of Minnesota Law School

Abstract:

49.

Keeping Good Company in the Transition to a Low Carbon Economy? An Evaluation of Climate Risk Disclosure Practices in Australia.

1 C&SLJ 1
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 21 Aug 2017
University of Melbourne - Melbourne Law School, Melbourne Law School, Penn State Law (University Park) and University of Minnesota Law School
Downloads 0

Abstract:

climate change, carbon risk, disclosure, Australian regulations, Paris Agreement