Robert Bartlett is Professor of Law at UC Berkeley and Faculty Co-Director of the Berkeley Center for Law, Business, and the Economy. Bartlett is also a founder and program co-director of Startup@BerkeleyLaw.
Bartlett’s primary area of research examines the operation of capital markets and the unique role that law and legal institutions play in their formation and behavior. Some of Bartlett’s recent publications include “Do Institutional Investors Value the 10b-5 Private Right of Action? Evidence from Investor Trading Behavior Following Morrison v. National Australia Bank Ltd. (2012)”, Journal of Legal Studies (2015) (selected as one of the “Top 10 Corporate and Securities Articles of 2015” in the Corporate Practice Commentator’s annual poll of business law faculty), “Making Banks Transparent”, 65 Vand.L. Rev. (2012) (selected as one of the “Top 10 Corporate and Securities Articles of 2012” in the Corporate Practice Commentator’s annual poll of business law faculty), “Inefficiencies in the Information Thicket: A Case Study of Derivatives Disclosure During the Financial Crisis,” 36 J. Corp. Law 1 (2010), and “Going Private but Staying Public: Re-examining the Effects of Sarbanes-Oxley on Firms’ Going-Private Decisions”, 76 U. Chi. L. Rev. 7 (2009) (selected as one of the “Top 10 Corporate and Securities Articles of 2009” in the Corporate Practice Commentator’s annual poll of business law faculty). Bartlett’s working papers and published scholarship can be accessed here.
At Berkeley Law, Bartlett regularly teaches Securities Regulation, Corporate Finance, and Contracts.
Prior to joining Berkeley in 2009, Bartlett was an Associate Professor at the University of Georgia School of Law. Bartlett also practiced law as an associate at Gunderson Dettmer Stough Villeneuve Franklin & Hachigian, LLP where he focused on representing venture capital funds and emerging growth companies.
Professor Bartlett earned both his B.A. and J.D. magna cum laude from Harvard.
B.A., Harvard University (1996)
J.D., Harvard Law School (2000)