Jill Fisch

2021 Cherry Blossom Financial Education Institute Keynote Address

Jill Fisch
Saul A. Fox Distinguished Professor of Business Law and Co-Director, Institute for Law and Economics, University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School

Jill E. Fisch is the Saul A. Fox Distinguished Professor of Business Law and co-director of the Institute for Law and Economics at the University of Pennsylvania Law School where she teaches and writes on corporate law, corporate governance and securities regulation. Prior to joining Penn, Professor Fisch was the T.J. Maloney Professor of Business Law at Fordham Law School and Founding Director of the Fordham Corporate Law Center. Professor Fisch has also served as a visiting professor at Harvard Law School, Columbia Law School, U.C. Berkeley Law School and Georgetown University Law Center.

Fisch has lectured on corporate and securities law extensively around the world. Her scholarship focuses on the intersection of business and law, including the role of regulation and litigation in addressing limitations in the disciplinary power of the capital markets. Her work has appeared in top law reviews, including the Harvard Law Review, the Yale Law Journal, and the University of Pennsylvania Law Review. Current projects include experimental research into retail investor decision-making and the role of institutional investors in corporate governance.

Fisch is the recipient of various awards including the Penn LLM Prize for Excellence in Teaching and the Robert A. Gorman Award for Excellence in Teaching. She is an associate reporter for the American Law Institute’s Restatement of Corporate Governance, a director of the European Corporate Governance Institute and a member of the National Adjudicatory Council of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority. Before entering academia, Professor Fisch practiced law as a trial attorney with the United States Department of Justice, Criminal Division, and as an associate at the law firm of Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton. She received her B.A. from Cornell University and her J.D. from Yale Law School.


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