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Steven Davidoff Solomon
Title: Professor of Law
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Professor Davidoff Solomon's research focuses on financial regulation,
hedge funds and private equity, mergers and acquisitions, deals and deal
theory, and jurisdictional competition. He has a particular interest in
international issues and interdisciplinary research in law and finance.
Professor Davidoff Solomon writes a weekly column for The New York Times as
The Deal Professor, which primarily
focuses on corporate issues. He also writes regularly for The New York Times
DealBook and in trade journals, lectures, has testified before the U.S. Senate, and is frequently quoted in the national media on issues
related to our capital markets and mergers and acquisitions. The National Association of
Corporate Directors has twice named him as one of the 100 most influential people in the United States
corporate boardroom community.
Professor Davidoff Solomon's book "Gods at War: Shotgun Takeovers, Government
by Deal and the Private Equity Implosion," an exploration of
modern-day deals and deal-making, was released in 2009. His prior
scholarship can be accessed on SSRN here.
Prior to entering academia, Professor Davidoff Solomon practiced as an
attorney for about 10 years with Shearman & Sterling in its New York and
London offices and with Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in its London office.
There, he represented European and U.S. clients in acquisitions and sales of
public and private companies, joint ventures, and private equity and venture
capital investments. Many of these transactions included a substantial
Professor Davidoff Solomon graduated from the Columbia University School of
Law, where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar. He received a bachelor's
degree from the University of Pennsylvania, cum laude. He has a master's
degree in finance from the London Business School.
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