Georgetown Law Professors Win Corporate and Securities Writing Accolade

May 6, 2014 —

Professor Donald C. Langevoort Professor Donald C. Langevoort
Professor Robert B. Thompson Professor Robert B. Thompson

Georgetown University Law Center congratulates Professors Donald C. Langevoort and Robert B. Thompson on the selection of their paper, "'Publicness' in contemporary securities regulation after the JOBS Act," as one of the 10 best corporate and securities articles of 2013.

The accolade is the result of the Corporate Practice Commentator's 20th annual poll to select the best corporate and securities articles of the year.  Teachers in corporate and securities law were asked to select the best submissions from a list of articles published and indexed in legal journals during 2013. More than 550 articles were on this year’s list.  

Langevoort's and Thompson's article was published in the Georgetown Law Journal. It focuses on the effects on securities regulation of Congress and the Securities and Exchange Commission's attempts  to balance the promotion of capital formation with investor protection. The authors assert that much of the current stress on securities regulation stems from the murky distinction between public and private organizations that defines the degree of regulation companies face.

Langevoort joined Georgetown Law in 1999 and is the Thomas Aquinas Reynolds Professor of Law. He teaches contracts, securities regulation, a variety of seminars on corporate and securities issues, and corporations. Thompson is the Peter P. Weidenbruch, Jr. Professor of Business Law. He teaches courses in the corporate and securities area, including mergers and limited liability. He joined the Georgetown faculty in 2010 after visiting in 2009-2010, and serves as editor of the Corporate Practice Commentator