Professor of Law (on leave)
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 New York Law School 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.