Guhan Subramanian

Joseph Flom Professor of Law and Business, Harvard Law School; H. Douglas Weaver Professor of Business Law, Harvard Business School

Guhan Subramanian


M.B.A., Harvard Business School; J.D., Harvard Law School

Summary of Experience

Professor Subramanian's research explores topics in corporate governance, corporate law, and negotiations. He has published articles in the Stanford Law Review, the Yale Law Journal, the Harvard Business Review, and the Harvard Law Review, among other places. Nine of his articles have been selected as being among the "top ten" articles published in corporate and securities law in their respective years. The recently published two-volume treatise Law & Economics of Mergers & Acquisitions, which includes 33 seminal articles from the field over the past 45 years, contains four of his articles, more than from any other scholar. His book Dealmaking: The New Strategy of Negotiauctions synthesizes the findings from his research and teaching over the past decade. He is also a coauthor of Commentaries and Cases on the Law of Business Organization, a leading textbook in the field of corporate law.

Professor Subramanian has been involved in major public company deals such as Oracle's $10 billion hostile takeover bid for PeopleSoft, Cox Enterprises' $9 billion freeze-out of the minority shareholders in Cox Communications, Exelon's $8 billion hostile takeover bid for NRG, Bank of America's $4 billion acquisition of Countrywide, and Valeant's $48 billion hostile takeover bid for Allergan. He also advises individuals, boards of directors, and management teams on issues of dealmaking and corporate governance. Over the past 10 years he has been involved as an advisor or expert witness in deals or situations worth more than $100 billion in total value. He is a director of LKQ Corporation, a Fortune 500 company in the automotive sector.

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