Dana Brakman Reiser
Professor of Law
Professor Brakman Reiser has been a member of the BLS faculty since 2001, and teaches courses in Corporations, Social Enterprise, Nonprofit Law, Property, and Trusts and Estates. She is an expert on law and finance for philanthropic organizations and social enterprises – businesses that pursue a social mission. Her most comprehensive work on the latter is Social Enterprise Law: Trust, Public Benefit, and Capital Markets (Oxford University Press 2017) (with Professor Steven A. Dean). Her scholarship on philanthropy and social enterprise also has appeared in Boston College Law Review, Emory Law Journal, Indiana Law Journal, and Notre Dame Law Review, among others. Professor Brakman Reiser has also been a visiting professor at Fordham University School of Law.
Professor Brakman Reiser is affiliated with the Dennis J. Block Center for the Study of International Business Law, the Center for the Study of Business Law & Regulation, and the Center for Health, Science & Public Policy. She is also a member of the American Law Institute and was an Associate Reporter for its project on the Principles of the Law of Nonprofit Organizations. She is also a member and past-Chair of the Section on Nonprofit and Philanthropy Law of the American Association of Law Schools, and an active member of the Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action.
Before joining the faculty, Professor Brakman Reiser was a legal fellow in the Office of the General Counsel of Partners HealthCare System, Inc. and served as a law clerk to Judge Bruce Selya of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit. In law school, she was a note editor of the Harvard Law Review.Publications