B.A., Vanderbilt; J.D., University of Virginia
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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.
Contributions to Law Reviews and Other Scholarly Journals
U.S. Supreme Court Briefs
"Can Ferro defeat a turncoat at Tronc?," coverage in Crain's Chicago Business, March 31, 2017, featuring Professor Robert Thompson.
"America’s Top Business Court Gets Dragged Into a Lover’s Quarrel," coverage in Bloomberg Law, August 31, 2016, quoting Professor Robert B. Thompson.
"Law Profs Say 2nd Circ. Should Uphold Abacus Class Cert.," coverage in Law 360, August 30, 2016, mentioning Professor Robert B. Thompson.
“Bebchuk, Coates and Fried among top ten corporate and securities articles of 2015,” coverage in Harvard Law Today, May 10, 2016, featuring annual poll of Ten Best Corporate and Securities Articles conducted by Professor Robert Thompson.