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Faith Stevelman

Professor of Law

Faith Stevelman

Professor of Law

Professor Faith Stevelman is a well-known authority on corporate governance and securities law. Her teaching and scholarly interests range from the nuts and bolts of merger deals and doctrine to the conceptual underpinnings of corporate disclosure. Before joining the faculty, Professor Stevelman spent four years as a transactional lawyer in Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson’s New York office, after graduating from New York University School of Law. Prior to law school, Professor Stevelman was a Ph.D. candidate at Yale studying early modern history—a program she credits with awakening her interest in the connection between economic, legal, and political systems and their impact on the broader culture. In her advanced seminars, Professor Stevelman updates her students on the latest market and legal developments in financing and acquisition transactions, whenever possible collaborating with high level practicing lawyers to supplement the traditional curriculum. In 2003–2004 she was in residence at Georgetown University Law Center as the recipient of a prestigious research fellowship awarded by the Sloan Program on Business and Society.


Globalization, Business & Human Rights, Comments on Backer (Forthcoming, Santa Clara Law Review, 2011).

Introduction: The Market Meltdown of 2008 and the Future of Financial Reregulation, 54 N.Y.L.S. L. Rev. 635 (2010).

Regulatory Competition, Choice of Forum and Delaware’s Stake in Corporate Law, 34 Delaware Journal of Corporate Law 57 (2009). WINNER, 2010 NYLS OTTO WALTER DISTINGUISHED FACULTY WRITING AWARD.

Globalization and Corporate Social Responsibility: Challenges for the Academy, Future Lawyers and Corporate Law, 51 N.Y.L.S. L. Rev. 817 (2009)

Foreword, Corporate Governance Five Years After Sarbanes-Oxley: Is There Real Change, 52 N.Y.L.S. L. Rev. 475 (2008)

Going Private at the Intersection of the Market and the Law, 62 The Business Lawyer 775 (2007) WINNER, 2008 NYLS OTTO WALTER DISTINGUISHED FACULTY WRITING AWARD.

Bombing Markets, Subverting the Rule of Law: Enron, Financial Fraud, and September 11, 2001, (Socio-Economics and Corporate Law Symposium: The New Corporate Social Responsibility), 76 Tulane Law Review 1579–1643 (2002).

“Transparency and Accountability: Rethinking Corporate Fiduciary Law’s Relevance to Corporate Disclosure (Symposium: Business Law Education).” 34 Georgia Law Review 505–528 (2000). Reprinted in 42 Corporate Practice Commentator 923–948 (2001).

“Foreword: Law, Culture, Education, and Politics (Symposium: Corporate Philanthropy Law: Culture, Education and Politics).” 41 New York Law School Law Review 753–755 (1997).

“Legislatures, Courts and the SEC: Reflections on Silence and Power in Corporate and Securities Law (Symposium: Corporate Philanthropy Law: Culture, Education and Politics).” 41 New York Law School Law Review 1107–1146 (1997).

“Pandora’s Box: Managerial Discretion and the Problem of Corporate Philanthropy.” 44 UCLA Law Review 579–676 (1997). Reprinted in 40 Corporate Practice Commentator 127–226 (1998).


“Duties to Bondholders in Recapitalizations and Restructurings.” In 23rd Annual Institute on Securities Regulation, at 277–318. Practising Law Institute, 1991.

“Judgment Call: Conflict Irresolution” (coauthor), The Deal (September 2005)

The Academic, Legal and Policy Evolution of CSR, Newsletter of the ABA Section on International Law, Summer 2010.