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Edward Rock

Saul A. Fox Distinguished Professor of Business Law
University of Pennsylvania Law School

Edward Rock

Edward Rock is the Saul A. Fox Distinguished Professor of Business Law in the Law School, with a secondary appointment as professor of business economics and public policy in The University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School.  He has taught at The University of Pennsylvania since 1989, after five years as a partner and associate at Fine, Kaplan & Black in Philadelphia. He served from 1998 to 2010 as co-director of the Institute of Law and Economics, a joint research center of the Law School, Wharton and the Department of Economics in the School of Arts and Sciences. From 2006 to 2008 he was associate dean for academic affairs at the Law School.

Rock is a leading expert on corporate law and corporate governance and has written widely on a variety of topics, including the balance of power between shareholders and managers, government ownership, hedge funds, shareholder voting, and mergers and acquisitions.  He has been a visiting professor at New York University, Columbia University, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the Goethe-Universität Frankfurt.