Jesse M. Fried

Firms Gone Dark
Jesse M. Fried
Professor of Law, UC Berkeley; Director, Berkeley Center for Law, Business and the Economy

Thanks to Robert Bartlett, Lucian Bebchuk, Richard Epstein, Larry Ribstein, Amanda Rose, and other participants in the Symposium, The Going-private Phenomenon: Causes and Implications at The University of Chicago Law School. Ching-Tang Chen, Joey Hipolito, Alex Jadin, Amad Judeh, Thomas King, I-Jung Lee, and Tal Niv provided extremely valuable research assistance. I am also thankful to Larry Goldstein of Santa Monica Partners for helpful conversations on the challenges faced by investors in firms that have gone dark. Financial support from the Boalt Hall Fund is gratefully acknowledged.