Jesse M. Fried is a professor at Harvard Law School, where he teaches courses in corporation law, corporate governance, executive compensation, and venture capital. He is the author of more than two dozen articles on executive compensation, insider trading, corporate governance, and venture capital. His well-known 2004 book Pay without Performance: the Unfulfilled Promise of Executive Compensation, co-authored with professor Lucian Bebchuk, has been widely acclaimed by both academics and practitioners, and has been translated into Chinese, Japanese, and Italian. He holds an A.B. and A.M. in Economics from Harvard University, and a J.D. magna cum laude from Harvard Law School. Before joining the Harvard faculty, he was a professor of law and faculty co-director of the Berkeley Center for Law, Business and the Economy (BCLBE) at the University of California, Berkeley.