Jeffrey J. Haas
Professor of Law
University of Pennsylvania, J.D. 1988 cum laude; Florida State, B.S. (Finance and Classical Civilizations) 1984, summa cum laude; University of Melbourne, Rotary Foundation Scholar
Jeffrey J. Haas is a leading authority on mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, securities law, and corporate and business law. He teaches courses in securities regulation, business organizations/corporations, mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, mutual fund regulation and contracts. Prior to joining the faculty at New York Law School in 1996, he practiced corporate and securities law at Cravath, Swaine & Moore and Latham & Watkins.
Additionally, Professor Haas brings practice-based learning into the classroom through experiences he garners through the consulting work he performs for a select group of clients. Most of these clients are entrepreneurs and small business owners, such as Doors.com, Gambit Ventures L.P., and the New York Food Truck Association, Inc.
A drummer by background, much of Professor Haas’s consulting work stems from his passion for rock and roll music and memorabilia collecting. Through his work with Gotta Have It! Collectibles, Inc. and its affiliated companies, he has advised on deals involving Bruce Springsteen, Lady Gaga, Jason Derulo, Eminem, The Eagles, The Allman Brothers, Bob Dylan, The Recording Academy (“GRAMMYS”) and The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Professor Haas received substantial media attention in 2018 when he defended—successfully—Gotta Have Rock and Roll.com LLC and its founders against a lawsuit brought by Madonna Ciccone (a.k.a. Madonna) in New York Supreme Court.
As a scholar, Professor Haas’s articles have appeared in the Southern California Law Review, the Michigan Law Review, the Emory Law Review and the University of Pennsylvania Law Review, among others. He has also authored the books Corporate Finance Hornbook and Corporate Finance Nutshell. He has co-authored the books The Law of Mergers and Acquisitions, Mergers and Acquisitions Nutshell, Investment Adviser Regulation and Corporate Finance and Governance: Cases, Materials and Problems for an Advanced Course in Corporations.
Professor Haas has also served on boards of directors of public companies for over 20 years, including as Chair of the Board of Trustees of the American Independence mutual fund family and as a board member of the HSBC family of mutual funds.