Professor Thompson teaches courses in the corporate and securities area, including mergers and limited liability.  He joined the Georgetown faculty in 2010 after visiting in 2009-10. Previous positions include service as the New York Alumni Chancellor’s Professor of Law and Professor of Management at Vanderbilt University and the George Alexander Madill Professor of Law at Washington University. He has visited at New York University and Northwestern University and has taught intensive courses at the University of Sydney. He has authored or co-authored casebooks on corporations and on mergers, treatises on Close Corporations and Oppression of Minority Shareholders and LLC Members, and more than 50 articles. Professor Thompson has testified before committees of Congress, a state legislature, and the New York Stock Exchange. He has served since 1991 as editor of the Corporate Practice Commentator, served as an adviser for the American Law Institute’s Restatement (Third) of Agency and chaired two sections of the Association of American Law Schools.

2012 List of Articles


Contributions to Law Reviews and Other Scholarly Journals

Robert B. Thompson, Foreword: Securities Regulation 2.0: An Essay in Honor of Don Langevoort, 107 Geo. L.J. 795-812 (2019).
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Robert B. Thompson, Adolf Berle During the New Deal: The Brain Truster as an Intellectual Jobber, 42 Seattle U. L. Rev. 663-695 (2019).
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Robert B. Thompson & A.C. Pritchard, Securities Law in the Sixties: The Supreme Court, the Second Circuit, and the Triumph of Purpose over Text, 94 Notre Dame L. Rev. 371-431 (2018).
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U.S. Supreme Court Briefs

Brief for Legal Scholars as Amici Curiae Supporting Respondents, Emulex Corp. v. Varjabedian, No. 18-459 (U.S. Mar. 28, 2019).

Book Chapters & Collected Works

Robert B. Thompson, Why New Corporate Law Arises: Implications for the Twenty-First Century, in The Corporate Contract in Changing Times: Is the Law Keeping Up? 3-28 (Steven Davidoff Solomon & Randall Stuart Thomas eds., Chicago: University of Chicago Press 2019).
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