Lev Menand

Federal Corporate Law and the Business of Banking
Lev Menand
Lecturer in Law and Academic Fellow, Columbia Law School.

We thank Dan Awrey, Lucian Bebchuk, Ryan Bubb, Jeff Gordon, David Grewal, Bob Hockett, Howell Jackson, Rob Jackson, Lina Khan, Joshua Macey, Gillian Metzger, Saule Omarova, Ganesh Sitaraman, Joe Sommer, Mike Townsley, Art Wilmarth, and the participants in the 22nd Annual Law & Business Conference at Vanderbilt Law School, the Wharton Financial Regulation Workshop, the Columbia Law School Blue Sky Workshop, and the 11th Labex ReFi-NYU-SAFE/LawFin Law & Banking/Finance Conference for their helpful comments and insights.

Morgan Ricks
Professor of Law and Enterprise Scholar, Vanderbilt University Law School.

It is a bedrock (though still controversial) principle of U.S. business law that corporate formation and governance are the province of state, not federal, law.