Jesse M. Fried is a Professor of Law at the University of California Berkeley, and Faculty Co-Director of the Berkeley Center for Law, Business and the Economy (BCLBE). He holds an A.B. and A.M in Economics from Harvard University, and a J.D. from Harvard Law School. Fried has also been a visiting professor at Columbia University Law School, Harvard Law School, and Tel Aviv University.
Fried's main areas of research are executive compensation, corporate governance, corporate bankruptcy and venture capital. Fried's recent writings include Pay without Performance: the Unfulfilled Promise of Executive Compensation (Harvard University Press, 2004, co-authored with Lucian Bebchuk), "Agency Costs of Venture Capitalist Control of Startups," ( NYU Law Review, 2006 ) (co-authored with Mira Ganor), and "Informed Trading and False Signaling with Open Market Repurchases" ( California Law Review, 2005).