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Corporate Law Faculty

  • Larry Catá Backer

    Professor Backer researches globalization, especially as it relates to the emergence of ways of understanding constitutional and enterprise law. His most recent work touches on the regulation of multinational corporations, sovereign wealth funds, transnational constitutionalism, and the convergence of public and private law. He is currently researching issues of governments as private actors in global markets, the development of law and social norm systems to regulate business and human rights.

  • Julie Metzger

    Julie Metzger focuses her writing on commercial law and international and comparative banking law. As former senior counsel to City National Bank and CIT Group, Professor Metzger has focused on commercial lending, compliance and auditing, and financial operations. Prior to entering private legal practice she was a staff attorney at the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, where she planned for bank closings and helped investigate insider wrongdoing.

  • Samuel C. Thompson Jr.

    Professor Thompson directs Penn State’s Center for the Study of Mergers and Acquisitions and teaches on the corporate, securities, tax, and antitrust aspects of mergers and acquisitions as well as international tax, investment banking, taxation of business entities, and economic growth policy. Professor Thompson has been a tax policy advisor, on behalf of the U.S. Treasure Tax Assistance Office, to the South African Ministry of Finance in Pretoria, South Africa.

  • Ventoruzzo

    Comparative business law scholar Marco Ventoruzzo holds a joint appointment with Bocconi University in Milan, Italy, where he has been director of the Ph.D. in Corporate and Business Law program and vice-director of the Paolo Baffi Research Center on Central Banking and Financial Regulation. He is a Research Associate of the European Corporate Governance Institute and has directed the Max Planck Institute for International, European and Regulatory Procedural Law in Luxembourg.