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Faculty name: Robert B. Thompson

Note: This bibliography changes the order of authors so that Georgetown authors are listed first.

Forthcoming Works and Works in Progress

  • Robert B. Thompson, Delaware’s Dominance: A Peculiar Illustration of American Federalism, in Can Delaware Be Dethroned? Evaluating Delaware’s Dominance of Corporate Law
    (forthcoming).    [SSRN] [Gtown Law]
  • Robert B. Thompson, Why New Corporate Law Arises: Implications for the 21st Century, in The Corporate Contract in Changing Times: Is the Law Keeping Up? (William Savitt, Steven Davidoff Solomon & Randall Thomas eds., University of Chicago Press forthcoming).    [SSRN] [Gtown Law]

Books

  • Robert B. Thompson & Charles R.T. O'Kelley, Corporations and Other Business Associations: Cases and Materials (New York: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business 7th ed. 2014).    [BOOK]
  • Robert B. Thompson & Charles R.T. O'Kelley, Corporations and Other Business Associations: Cases and Materials (New York: Aspen Publishers 6th ed. 2010 & Supp. 2013).    [BOOK]
  • Robert B. Thompson & F. Hodge O'Neal, 1-2 O'Neal and Thompson's Close Corporations and LLCs: Law and Practice (Eagan, Minn.: Thomson/West rev. 3d ed. 2004 & Supp. 2012).    [BOOK]
  • Robert B. Thompson & F. Hodge O'Neal, 1-2 O'Neal and Thompson's Oppression of Minority Shareholders and LLC Members: Protecting Minority Rights in Squeeze-outs and Other Intracorporate Conflicts (Eagan, Minn.: Thomson/West rev. 2d ed. 2004 & Supp. 2012).    [BOOK]
  • Robert B. Thompson, Mergers and Acquisitions: Law and Finance (New York: Aspen Publishers 2010).    [BOOK]
  • Robert B. Thompson & Charles R.T. O'Kelley, Corporations and Other Business Associations: Cases and Materials (New York: Aspen Publishers 5th ed. 2006).    [BOOK]

Contributions to Law Reviews and Other Scholarly Journals

  • Robert B. Thompson, Anti-Primacy: Sharing Power in American Corporations, 71 Bus. Law. 381-425 (2016).    [HEIN] [W] [SSRN] [Gtown Law]
  • Robert B. Thompson & Hillary A. Sale, Market Intermediation, Publicness, and Securities Class Actions, 93 Wash. U. L. Rev. 487-552 (2015).    [HEIN] [W] [SSRN] [Gtown Law] [WWW]
  • Robert B. Thompson, Financial Regulation's Architecture Within International Economic Law, 17 J. In'tl Econ. L. 807-822 (2014).   
  • Robert B. Thompson & Donald C. Langevoort, IPOs and the Slow Death of Section 5, 102 Ky. L.J. 891-923 (2013-2014).    [HEIN] [W] [SSRN] [Gtown Law] [WWW]
  • Robert B. Thompson, C.N.V. Krishnan, Ronald W. Masulis & Randall S. Thomas, Jurisdictional Effects in M&A Litigation, 11 J. Empirical Legal Stud. 132-158 (2014).    [WWW]
  • Robert B. Thompson, Paul H. Edelman & Randall S. Thomas, Shareholder Voting in an Age of Intermediary Capitalism, 87 S. Cal. L. Rev. 1359-1434 (2014).    [HEIN] [W]
  • Robert B. Thompson & R. Michael Gadbaw, Trade, International Economic Law, and the Challenges of the Global Economy: A Symposium in Honor of John H. Jackson, 17 J. In'tl Econ. L. 601-603 (2014).   
  • Robert B. Thompson & Donald C. Langevoort, “Publicness” in Contemporary Securities Regulation After the JOBS Act, 101 Geo. L.J. 337-386 (2013).    [HEIN] [W] [SSRN] [Gtown Law] [WWW]
  • Robert B. Thompson & Donald C. Langevoort, Redrawing the Public-Private Boundaries in Entrepreneurial Capital Raising, 98 Cornell L. Rev. 1573-1628 (2013).    [HEIN] [W] [SSRN] [WWW]
  • Robert B. Thompson, Frank H. Easterbrook, Daniel M. Gallagher, Joseph H. Kaufman, Joanne T. Medero & Robert T. Miller, Panel, Deregulating the Markets: The JOBS Act, 38 Del. J. Corp. L. 476-516 (2013).    [HEIN] [W]
  • Robert B. Thompson & Randall S. Thomas, A Theory of Representative Shareholder Suits and Its Application to Multijurisdictional Litigation, 106 Nw. U. L. Rev. 1753-1819 (2012).    [HEIN] [W] [SSRN] [WWW]
  • Robert B. Thompson, Allocating the Roles for Contracts and Judges in the Closely Held Firm, 33 W. New Eng. L. Rev. 369-403 (2011).    [HEIN] [W] [SSRN] [Gtown Law]
  • Robert B. Thompson, Market Makers and Vampire Squid: Regulating Securities Markets After the Financial Meltdown, 89 Wash. U. L. Rev. 323-376 (2011).    [HEIN] [W] [SSRN] [Gtown Law] [WWW]
  • Robert B. Thompson, The Case for Iterative Statutory Reform: Appraisal and the Model Business Corporation Act, 74:1 Law & Contemp. Probs. 253-269 (2011).    [HEIN] [W] [Gtown Law] [WWW]
  • Robert B. Thompson, The Short, But Interesting Life of Good Faith as an Independent Liability Rule, 55 N.Y.L. Sch. L. Rev. 543-559 (2010).    [HEIN] [W] [WWW]
  • Robert B. Thompson & Lisa Schultz Bressman, The Future of Agency Independence, 63 Vand. L. Rev. 599-672 (2010).    [HEIN] [W] [WWW]
  • Robert B. Thompson, The SEC After the Financial Meltdown: Social Control Over Finance?, 71 U. Pitt. L. Rev. 567-583 (2010).    [HEIN] [W]
  • Robert B. Thompson & Paul H. Edelman, Corporate Voting, 62 Vand. L. Rev. 129-175 (2009).    [HEIN] [W]
  • Robert B. Thompson, Delaware's Disclosure: Moving the Line of Federal-State Corporate Regulation, 2009 U. Ill. L. Rev. 167-190 (2009).    [HEIN] [W] [WWW]
  • Robert B. Thompson & A.C. Pritchard, Securities Law and the New Deal Justices, 95 Va. L. Rev. 841-926 (2009).    [HEIN] [W]
  • Robert B. Thompson, Defining the Shareholder's Role, Defining a Role for State Law: Folk at 40, 33 Del. J. Corp. L. 771-788 (2008).    [HEIN] [W]
  • Robert B. Thompson, Lee C. Buchheit & G. Mitu Gulati, The Dilemma of Odious Debts, 56 Duke L.J. 1201-1262 (2007).    [HEIN] [W] [WWW]
  • Robert B. Thompson, Corporate Federalism in the Administrative State: The SEC's Discretion to Move the Line Between the State and Federal Realms of Corporate Governance, 82 Notre Dame L. Rev. 1143-1186 (2007).    [HEIN] [W]
  • Robert B. Thompson, Federal Corporate Law: Torts and Fiduciary Duty, 31 J. Corp. L. 877-891 (2006).    [HEIN] [W]
  • Robert B. Thompson & Stephen J. Choi, Securities Litigation and Its Lawyers: Changes During the First Decade After the PSLRA, 106 Colum. L. Rev. 1489-1533 (2006).    [HEIN] [W] [WWW]
  • Robert B. Thompson & William G. Christie, Wall Street Scandals: The Curative Effects of Law and Finance, 84 Wash. U. L. Rev. 1567-1590 (2006).    [HEIN] [W] [WWW]
  • Robert B. Thompson, Corporate Law Criteria: Law's Relation to Private Ordering, 2 Berkeley Bus. L.J. 95-104 (2005).    [HEIN] [W]
  • Robert B. Thompson, Piercing the Veil: Is the Common Law the Problem?, 37 Conn. L. Rev. 619-635 (2005).    [HEIN] [W]
  • Robert B. Thompson, Delaware, the Feds, and the Stock Exchange: Challenges to the First State as First in Corporate Law, 29 Del. J. Corp. L. 779-804 (2004).    [HEIN] [W]
  • Robert B. Thompson & Randall S. Thomas, The New Look of Shareholder Litigation: Acquisition-Oriented Class Actions, 57 Vand. L. Rev. 133-209 (2004).    [HEIN] [W]
  • Robert B. Thompson & Randall S. Thomas, The Public and Private Faces of Derivative Lawsuits, 57 Vand. L. Rev. 1747-1793 (2004).    [HEIN] [W]
  • Robert B. Thompson & E. Thomas Sullivan, The Supreme Court and Private Law: The Vanishing Importance of Securities and Antitrust, 53 Emory L.J. 1571-1644 (2004).    [HEIN] [W]
  • Robert B. Thompson & Hillary A. Sale, Securities Fraud as Corporate Governance: Reflections upon Federalism, 56 Vand. L. Rev. 859-910 (2003).    [HEIN] [W]
  • Robert B. Thompson, Agency Law and Asset Partitioning, 71 U. Cin. L. Rev. 1321-1343 (2003).    [HEIN] [W]
  • Robert B. Thompson, Collaborative Corporate Governance: Listing Standards, State Law, and Federal Regulation, 38 Wake Forest L. Rev. 961-982 (2003).    [HEIN] [W]
  • Robert B. Thompson, Corporate Governance After Enron, 40 Hous. L. Rev. 99-117 (2003).    [HEIN] [W]
  • Robert B. Thompson & Charles M. Elson, Van Gorkom's Legacy: The Limits of Judicially Enforced Constraints and the Promise of Proprietary Incentives, 96 Nw. U. L. Rev. 579-593 (2002).    [HEIN] [W]
  • Robert B. Thompson, Takeover Regulation After the 'Convergence' of Corporate Law, 24 Sydney L. Rev. 323-335 (2002).    [HEIN]
  • Robert B. Thompson & Ronald King, Credibility and Information in Securities Markets After Regulation FD, 79 Wash. U. L.Q. 615-637 (2001).    [HEIN] [W]
  • Robert B. Thompson & D. Gordon Smith, Toward a New Theory of the Shareholder Role: "Sacred Space" in Corporate Takeovers, 80 Tex. L. Rev. 261-326 (2001).    [HEIN] [W]
  • Robert B. Thompson, Teaching Business Associations: Norms, Economics and Cognitive Learning, 34 Ga. L. Rev. 997-1009 (2000).    [HEIN] [W]

Book Chapters and Collected Works

  • Robert B. Thompson, The Power of Shareholders in the United States, in Research Handbook on Shareholder Power 441-458 (Jennifer G. Hill & Randall S. Thomas eds., Cheltenham, U.K.: Edward Elgar 2015).    [BOOK]
  • Robert B. Thompson, The Story of Meinhard v. Salmon: Fiduciary Duty's Punctilio, in Corporate Law Stories 105-133 (J. Mark Ramseyer ed., New York: Thomson Reuters/Foundation Press 2009).    [BOOK]
  • Robert B. Thompson, Mapping Judicial Review: Sinclair v. Levien, in The Iconic Cases in Corporate Law 79-97 (Jonathan R. Macey ed., St. Paul, Minn.: Thomson/West 2008).    [BOOK]

Congressional Testimony

  • Reducing Barriers to Capital Formation, Part II: Hearing Before the Subcomm. on Capital Mkts. & Gov't Sponsored Enters. of the H. Comm. on Fin. Servs., 113th Cong., July 10, 2013 (Statement of Robert B. Thompson) (CIS-No.: 2014-H371-9).    [WWW]
  • The JOBS Act: Importance of Prompt Implementation for Entrepreneurs, Capital Formation, and Job Creation: Hearing Before the Subcomm. on TARP, Fin. Servs. & Bailouts of Pub. & Private Programs of the H. Comm. on Oversight & Gov't Reform and the Subcomm. on Capital Mkts. & Gov't Sponsored Enters. of the H. Comm. on Fin. Servs., 112th Cong., Sept. 13, 2012 (Statement of Robert B. Thompson) (CIS-No.: 2012-H601-151).    [WWW]

Selected Contributions to Other Publications

  • Robert B. Thompson, C.N.V. Krishnan, Ronald W. Masulis & Randall S. Thomas, Shareholder Litigation in Mergers and Acquisitions, 18 J. Corp. Fin. 1248-1268 (2012).    [SSRN]

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