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Robert Bartlett joined the Berkeley Law faculty in the fall of 2009 from the
University of Georgia School of Law, where he had taught since 2005.
Bartlett's primary research interests focus on the intersection of finance
and business law, and he teaches in the areas of securities regulation,
corporate finance, and contracts. Bartlett also serves as a member of the
faculty board of the Berkeley
Center on Law, Business and the Economy and is an editor of
Berkeley Law's VC Research Network.
Prior to joining the academy, Bartlett worked as a corporate associate in
the Menlo Park, California, and Waltham, Massachusetts offices of Gunderson
Dettmer Stough Villeneuve Franklin & Hachigian, where he served as general
outside counsel to a number of start-up companies and private equity/venture
capital funds. Bartlett has also served as an advisory board member to the
National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) Model Document Working Group, a
consortium of lawyers responsible for drafting and maintaining the NVCA's
model documents for venture capital financing transactions.
Bartlett's recent publications include "Making Banks Transparent", 65
Vand.L. Rev. (2012), "Blind Consent? A Social Psychological Investigation of
Non-Readership of Click-Through Agreements" (with Plaut), 35 Law and Human
Behavior (2011), "Inefficiencies in the Information Thicket: A Case Study of
Derivatives Disclosure During the Financial Crisis," 36 J. Corp. Law 1
(2010), "Going Private but Staying Public: Re-examining the Effects of
Sarbanes-Oxley on Firms" Going-Private Decisions, 76 U. Chi. L. Rev. 7 (2009), "Taking Finance Seriously: How Debt Financing Distorts Bidding
Outcomes in Corporate Takeovers," 76 Fordham L. Rev. 1975 (2008), and
"Venture Capital Agency Costs, and the False Dichotomy of the Corporation,"
54 UCLA L. Rev. 37 (2006).
B.A., Harvard University (1996)
J.D., Harvard Law School (2000)
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