Edward B. Rock
Martin Lipton Professor of Law and Director of the Institute for Corporate Governance & Finance, NYU School of Law
J.D. (magna cum laude), University of Pennsylvania Law School
Summary of Experience
Professor Rock is an expert in corporate law and corporate governance. He coauthored the book The Anatomy of Corporate Law: A Comparative and Functional Approach, and has published numerous articles on topics such as poison pills, politics and corporate law, hedge funds, corporate voting, proxy access, corporate federalism, and mergers and acquisitions. Prior to joining the NYU faculty, Professor Rock taught at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where at various times he served as co-director of the Institute for Law and Economics, associate dean, senior advisor to the president, and provost and director of open course initiatives. He has held visiting professorships at NYU and Columbia University, and was a Fulbright Senior Scholar at Hebrew University. Prior to his academic career, Professor Rock worked as an attorney specializing in complex antitrust, corporate, and securities litigation. In January 2019, the American Law Institute named him Reporter for the Restatement of the Law, Corporate Governance.