Robert J. Rhee
Visiting Professor of Law
B.A., University of Chicago; M.B.A., University of Pennsylvania; J.D., George Washington University
Professor Rhee’s legal experience includes positions as a law clerk on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, and a trial attorney in...Continue Reading
Professor Rhee’s legal experience includes positions as a law clerk on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, and a trial attorney in the Honors Program of the U.S. Department of Justice. He also has significant investment banking experience. He was a vice president in financial institutions investment banking at Fox-Pitt, Kelton (a unit of Swiss Re) in New York, and an M&A investment banker at UBS Warburg in London. He has worked on public and private M&A assignments, distressed restructurings, private equity funding, and debt and equity issuances. He is actively involved in academic, professional, and educational writing projects. His articles have been published in the New York University Law Review, Michigan Law Review, Northwestern University Law Review, Notre Dame Law Review, Emory Law Journal, William & Mary Law Review, University of Colorado Law Review, George Mason Law Review, Florida Law Review, Arizona State Law Journal, Maryland Law Review, South Carolina Law Review, Journal of Corporation Law, Journal of Business & Technology Law, International Journal of Evidence & Proof, Virginia Environmental Law Journal, and St. John's Law Review. Professor Rhee is also the author of several books: ESSENTIAL CONCEPTS OF BUSINESS FOR LAWYERS (Wolters Kluwer Law & Business 2012); LIMITED LIABILITY ENTITIES: STATE BY STATE GUIDE TO LLCS, LLPS, AND LPS, volumes 1-10 (Wolters Kluwer Law & Business) (principally wrote non-tax chapters in volumes 1 and volumes 2, 4, 7 and 8); Corporate Finance (forthcoming 2014, casebook with Aspen Publishers). Professor Rhee’s scholarship is frequently cited in law reviews and academic books. His articles have also been cited by the U.S. President’s Working Group on Financial Markets (a joint report of Treasury, Federal Reserve, SEC and CFTC), a GAO report on financial markets to Congress, RAND Corporation, the Restatement (Third) of Torts, several law school casebooks, and state and federal judicial opinions. He has taught law in the Netherlands, United Kingdom, and Korea, and corporate ethics at the University of Maryland Robert H. Smith School of Business. As a part of a project on curricular and pedagogical innovation, Professor Rhee has written several deep, complex case studies and simulations, ranging from 36 to over 260 pages, on business and transactional law. These case studies and simulations are similar to business school case studies, and are in various stages of development. Additionally, Professor Rhee has served as an expert witness opining on issues related to fiduciary duty and governance in business organizations, and has provided transactional and negotiation training to attorneys at a major law firm.