Sean J. Griffith

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A Mission Statement for Mutual Funds in Shareholder Litigation
Sean J. Griffith
T.J. Maloney Chair and Professor of Law, Fordham Law School.
Dorothy S. Lund
Assistant Professor of Law, University of Southern California, Gould School of Law.

Thanks to Alon Brav, William Birdthistle, Erik Gerding, Dan Klerman, RobertRasmussen, Michael Simkovic, Leo Strine Jr, and David Webber for thoughtful comments and input. This draft has benefited from comments received at the Boston University Law Review Symposium, the Corporate and Securities Litigation Workshop, the National Business Law Scholars Conference, the Southern California Business Law Workshop, and from workshops at Harvard Law School, the University of Minnesota Law School, the University of Southern California Gould School of Law, and Vanderbilt Law School. We are also grateful for conversations with plaintiffs’ attorneys and mutual fund representatives who wish to remain anonymous. Finally, thanks to Taylor Apodaca, Benjamin Bloodstein, Matthew Schob, Kevin Sette, and Dmytro Usyk for superlative research assistance. The viewpoints and any errors expressed herein are the authors’ alone.

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Dead Hand Proxy Puts and Shareholder Value
Sean J. Griffith
T.J. Maloney Chair in Business Law and Professor of Law, Fordham Law School
Natalia Reisel
Assistant Professor of Finance and Business Economics, Gabelli School of Business, Fordham University

We are grateful for comments we received at the 2016 Annual Meeting of the American Law and Economics Association, the Eleventh Annual Conference on Empirical Legal Studies, and at presentations at Florida State University College of Law, Fordham Law School, Notre Dame Law School, St. John’s University School of Law, UCLA School of Law, USC Gould School of Law, and Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP. Thanks also to Jennifer Arlen, Alon Brav, Jack Coffee, Elisabeth de Fontenay, Chris Foulds, Joe Grundfest, Victoria Ivashina, J. Travis Laster, Katie McCormick, Darius Palia, Frank Partnoy, Richard Squire, Leo Strine, and Eric Talley for comments and conversations on earlier drafts. The viewpoints and any errors herein are the authors’ alone.