Professor of Law
Professor Faith Stevelman is a national authority on corporate governance, securities law, and financial regulation. Her expertise spans the nuts and bolts of mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance to the conceptual underpinnings of board leadership and corporate disclosure.
A member of the NYLS faculty since 1993, Professor Stevelman has also taught at Cornell, Georgetown, Seattle University, and University of Washington School of Law. At Seattle University, she was the Associate Director of the Berle Center on Corporations and Society and, at the University of Washington School of Law, she was the legal head of the J.D./M.B.A. program. At Georgetown, she held the Alfred P. Sloan Research Professorship for 2003-04.
In 2006, Professor Stevelman established the foundations for the NYLS Center on Business and Financial Law, which supports students’ development in business law careers. In 2008, she testified before the House Committee on Financial Services in favor of enhanced public company disclosure under the Extractive Industries Transparency and Disclosure Act, which was enacted into law.
Always attuned to corporate law’s responsibility to support economic justice and transparency, Professor Stevelman’s recent scholarship, “Boards in Information Governance,” presents a new paradigm for corporate law. Having been a Ph.D. candidate in early modern history at Yale, she remains committed to fostering greater interdisciplinary depth in corporate legal scholarship.
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Law Review and Other Scholarly Publications
Boards in Information Governance, (forthcoming, U. Pa. J. Bus. L. 2021) Co-authored with Sarah C. Haan.
Board Governance for the Twenty-First Century, Co-authored with Sarah C. Haan, 74 THE BUSINESS LAWYER 329 (2019).
Globalization, Business & Human Rights, Comments on Backer (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).
Newspaper Articles, Practice Materials, and Other Publications
“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.