Roberta Romano

Sterling Professor of Law
Yale Law School

Roberta Romano is Sterling Professor of Law and co-director of the Yale Law School Center for the Study of Corporate Law. Her research has focused on state competition for corporate charters, the political economy of takeover regulation, shareholder litigation, institutional investor activism in corporate governance, and the regulation of securities markets and financial instruments and institutions.

She is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the European Corporate Governance Institute, a research associate of the National Bureau for Economic Research, a past President of the American Law and Economics Association and theSociety for Empirical Legal Studies, and a past co-editor of the Journal of Law, Economics and Organization. She is the author of The Advantage of Competitive Federalism for Securities Regulation and The Genius of American Corporate Law and editor of Foundations of Corporate Law, 2d ed. Professor Romano received her B.A. from the University of Rochester (1973), her M.A. from the University of Chicago (1975), and her J.D. from Yale University (1980).