Outstanding Leaders and Scholarship
The Center’s affiliated faculty, led by co-directors Professors James Fanto and Edward Janger, comprises an outstanding group of scholars who have expertise and a special interest in the study of corporate, securities, financial, and commercial law.
James Fanto, Professor of Law
Professor Fanto is a scholar in the area of corporate, securities, and financial law and is the author of Directors’ and Officers’ Liability and co-author of Broker-Dealer Law and Regulation.
Edward Janger, David M. Barse Professor of Law
Professor Janger is a commercial and bankruptcy law expert, a co-author of Understanding Bankruptcy. He has authored numerous articles on business bankruptcy, international bankruptcy, consumer finance, and data privacy and security that have appeared in top law reviews.
Miriam Baer, Associate Professor of Law
Professor Baer’s scholarship focuses on private and public efforts to deter criminal behavior in business settings and has appeared in a number of journals, including the Virginia Law Review, Indiana Law Journal, Boston College Law Review, and Columbia Law Review Sidebar.
Dana Brakman Reiser, Professor of Law
Professor Brakman Reiser teaches property, corporations, and trusts and estates. She is widely recognized as a leader in the field of non-profit organizations. Her most recent scholarship focuses on the legal and social ramifications of the increasing trend toward hybridization of nonprofit and for-profit endeavors.
Neil B. Cohen, Professor of Law
Professor Cohen teaches courses in domestic and international commercial law, contracts, and constitutional law. For more than two decades, he has been a key participant in major domestic and international law reform projects with respect to commercial transactions and has been involved in various aspects of writing the Uniform Commercial Code.
Michael Gerber, Professor of Law
Professor Gerber’s expertise is in the area of bankruptcy law. He is the author of a Chapter 11 casebook used in law schools nationwide, and is a contributing author of Collier on Bankruptcy, the leading treatise on bankruptcy law. He writes and lectures on corporate governance in bankruptcy, bankruptcy ethics, the treatment of intellectual property interests in bankruptcy, dot-com bankruptcies, international and comparative insolvency law, and other business bankruptcy and reorganization topics.
Roberta Karmel, Centennial Professor of Law
Professor Karmel’s area of expertise is international and domestic securities regulation. She is widely called upon to teach and lecture all over the world on this subject. She is a former Commissioner of the Securities and Exchange Commission, a former Public Director of the New York Stock Exchange, and was in private practice for 30 years. She is co-director of The Dennis J. Block Center for the Study of International Business Law.
Minor Myers, Associate Professor of Law
Professor Myers teaches corporate law and property. His research interests include corporate law and local government law. His most recent scholarship addresses the decisions of corporate special litigation committees.
Arthur Pinto, Professor of Law
Professor Pinto is co-director of The Dennis J. Block Center for the Study of International Business Law. He teaches Agency and Partnership, Contracts, Comparative Corporate Governance, Corporate Law, and Corporate Finance. His areas of expertise are in United States and comparative corporate law, which he has explored in his writings. He has served several times as the National Reporter for the Congress of the International Academy of Comparative Law.