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About the Center

The Rutgers Center for Corporate Law and Governance

Purpose and Mission

To be recognized as the preeminent resource for corporate law and governance issues for New Jersey’s legal, business and nonprofit communities.

To serve as a home and base of operations for faculty teaching corporate law, business law and corporate governance subjects.

To develop a practical approach to corporate law and governance issues, focusing on both common themes and industry-specific issues in promoting best corporate practices and law reform.

To build bridges among:

  • the Law School, the business and nonprofit communities, and the greater Newark and Camden communities;
  • the Law School and other academic units within Rutgers University that conduct business-related research or have a general interest in corporate law and governance, ethics and compliance: Bring business-oriented faculty, particularly in the Rutgers Business School, into the Law School; develop synergies in research and teaching with those in the Law School and Business School, as well as collaborative programming; provide exposure of law students to business faculty and highlight the benefits and opportunities of interdisciplinary work for both faculty and students; foster development of internships for law students in the business community.
  • the Law School and New Jersey government: Create opportunities for the New Jersey governmental business departments, members of the legislature, and members of the judiciary, to share and exchange information and perspectives with members of the faculty; serve as a locus for business law and corporate governance reform; create opportunities for students to learn about the government work in the regulation of business.

Program Faculty and Fellows

Co-Directors

Douglas S. Eakeley
Alan V. Lowenstein Professor of Corporate and Business Law and Distinguished Professor of Professional Practice

Arthur B. Laby
Professor of Law
Vice Dean

Center Fellows

Hui Chen
Distinguished Research Fellow

Doug Chia
Senior Fellow

Affiliated Faculty

Charles Auffant
Clinical Professor of Law

Jean-Marc Coicaud
Distinguished Professor of Law and Global Affairs

Sarah Dadush
Professor of Law

Donna Dennis
Professor of Law and Justice Frederick W. Hall Scholar

Katie Eyer
Professor of Law

Matteo Gatti
Professor of Law

Jonathan Gingerich
Associate Professor of Law

Yuliya Guseva
Professor of Law

Philip Harvey
Professor of Law

Stacy Hawkins
Professor of Law

Richard Hyland
Distinguished Professor of Law

Pam Jenoff
Clinical Professor of Law

John Kettle
Clinical Professor of Law and Director of the Intellectual Property Law Clinic

Donald Korobkin
Professor of Law

Michael Livingston
Professor of Law

Sarah Medina Camiscoli
Assistant Professor of Law

Heloule Mohallim
Professor of Law

David Noll
Professor of Law

Chrystin Ondersma
Professor of Law

Andrew Rossner
Associate Dean of Professional and Skills Education, Distinguished Professor and Director of the Institute for Professional Education

Jacob Russell
Associate Professor of Law

Kathryn Sabbeth
Professor of Law

Sabrina Safrin
Professor of Law and Arthur L. Dickinson Scholar

Adam Scales
Professor of Law

Fadi Shaheen
Professor of Law and Professor Charles Davenport Scholar

Rick Swedloff
Professor of Law

David Troutt
Professor of Law and Justice John J. Francis Scholar

Reid Weisbord
Professor of Law and Judge Norma L. Shapiro Scholar

Advisory Board

Stuart A. Alderoty
Advisory Board Chair
General Counsel, Ripple

Chris Andrew
, Kenvue

James P. Berg
Parker, Ibrahim & Berg

Paul G. Cellupica
Executive Vice President & Deputy General Counsel, PIMCO

Alan M. Cohen
Former Senior Policy Advisor to the Chairman, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

Mark R. Decker
Senior Vice President and General Counsel, The Connell Company

Thomas S. DiLeonardo
Chief Compliance Officer/Principal, KPMG LLP

Erin T. Elko
Vice President, Corporate Services and Governance, Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey

Margaret M. Foran
Chief Governance Officer, VP and Corporate Secretary, Prudential Financial, Inc.

Frederick (Fritz) J. Lark
Partner, McDermott Will & Emery

Andrew S. Levine
Chief Legal Officer, General Counsel, EVP, SL Green Realty Corp.

John F. McCabe
General Counsel, The Glenmede Trust Company, N.A.

Courtney McCormick
Vice President, Internal Auditing Services, PSEG

Patricia Nachtigal
Former Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Ingersoll-Rand plc.

Bruce A. Ortwine
Advisor to Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings, Inc., and Director of its U.S. subsidiary, Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank (U.S.A) Limited

Dean J. Paranicas
Former Vice President, Corporate Secretary, and Public Policy, BD (Becton Dickinson and Company); President and Chief Executive Officer, Healthcare Institute of New Jersey (HINJ)

Timothy Peterson
Partner, Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP

Tod K. Reichert
General Counsel/Chief Operating Officer, OFS Capital Management, LLC

Patti E. Russell
Former Senior Vice President and Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer; Associate General Counsel, BD (Becton Dickinson and Company)

Jeffrey M. Shapiro
Partner, Lowenstein Sandler LLP

David Yawman
Partner Cresco Partners; (Ret.) EVP, General Counsel PepsiCo

Alumni Steering Committee

Debra M. Aaron  NLAW ’76

Jarryd Anderson NLAW ’11

Giuliano Apadula CLAW’13

Sarah M. Bachner CLAW ’09

Amy Beth Bard NLAW ’82

Paula Block Bralow  NLAW ’90

Rachael B. Brekke  CLAW ’11

Raina Bretan  CLAW ’13

Taurien Buffaloe CLAW’18

Naomi Burris CLAW ’16

Neil A. Campbell CLAW ’18

Alan B. Cardenas  RC ’98, NLAW ’02

Wan Cha NLAW ’15

Renée Dudek CLAW’17

Michael Eleneski CLAW ’16

Susan C. Ervin NLAW ’76

Steven S. Flores  NLAW ’99

Kerry E. Flynn  RBSG ’03, NLAW ’03

David S. Garber  NLAW ’88

Alexander D. Gonzalez RC ’04, CLAW ’07

James Goodall NLAW ’15

Sarah D. Gore  NLAW ’14

Sheryl Mintz Goski  NLAW ’85

Sara Gray  CLAW ’19

Michael J. Hampson  RC ’02, NLAW ’06

Eric Jacobs NLAW ’98

Amanda Johnson  NLAW ’11

Lisa J. Jurick  NLAW ’03

Patrick H. Kilcullen CLAW ’12

Marcela Kirberger NLAW ’01

Ibrahim Kosoko CLAW ’16

Frederick Lark ’98

Genevieve K. LaRobardier  NLAW ’83

Katherine C. Lee  NLAW ’90

Douglas G. Leney CLAW ’07

Warren Mabey CLAW ’10

Sean Mack  NLAW ’99

Patrick J. Medeo CLAW ’20

Jeffrey N. Medio CLAW ’10

Keith J. Miller  NLAW ’93

Russ Nesevich RC ’96 RBS ’10 CLAW ’10

Patrina A. Ozurumba  NLAW ’13

Tara M. Pellicori CLAW ’08

Rebecca Pluckhorn CLAW ’17

Brian B. Quinn NLAW ’08

Oliver B. Quinn NLAW ’75

Gina Ragone CLAW ’20

Richard J. Ramones CLAW ’11

Jeremy Reich  CLAW ’14

Michael Rettig CLAW ’88

Brandon Riley CLAW ’13

Susan Rodihan Dupuy NLAW ’01

Alyssa K. Ronan CLAW ’13

William E. Schroeder  NLAW ’86

Barbara A. Schweiger NLAW’98

Khizar A. Sheikh  NLAW ’03

Paula Simpkins NLAW ’91

Aimee Smith CLAW’13

Louis Smith  NLAW ’93

Andrew I. Stemmer NLAW ’03

Robert M. Stern NLAW ’98

Paul Szypiotko NLAW ’14

John T. Vaughan NLAW ’02

Jewel M. Watson NLAW ’10

Theodore F. Weltner, III NLAW ’10

Andrew R. Wolf  NLAW ’95

Michael Yap  NLAW ’99

Jason Ye NLAW ’14

Angela Yu NLAW ’15

Kristin Yu NLAW ’15

Staff and Student Fellows

Nicole Aguiar, Student Fellow

Nicole is a third-year student at Rutgers University – Camden. Prior to law school, Nicole studied at Boston College where she earned a bachelor’s degree with a major in Communications and a minor in International Studies. After graduating from undergrad, Nicole worked for an advertising agency in Boston. She then moved to Medellín, Colombia, where she volunteered for a non-profit, serving as an English teacher in a rural community. After over two years of fulfilling work in Colombia, Nicole moved back to the Philadelphia region, where she worked for a high school while applying to law school. 

During her time in law school, Nicole has served as a teaching assistant for Legal Writing and Constitutional Law and as a research assistant contributing to work on the Wright & Miller Civil Procedure Treatise. In the summer after her 1L year, Nicole interned for Judge Quiñones Alejandro in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. During her 2L year, she externed for Judge Restrepo in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. After her 2L year, Nicole was a summer associate at Reed Smith in Philadelphia, and she will be returning to Reed Smith as a full-time associate in fall 2024.

Anwesha Chatterjee, Student Fellow

Anwesha is a second-year law student at Rutgers Law School in Newark. She received her Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws (B.A. LL.B.) from India and her Master of Laws (LL.M.) in International Business, Corporate, and Financial Law from the United Kingdom as a Hodgson Law Scholar. Before attending Law School, Anwesha worked as an assistant professor of law, an associate, and a research assistant in India and the United Kingdom. Anwesha spent her 1L summer at McCarter & English in Newark, working in business litigation and other practice groups. She will spend her 2L summer at K&L Gates in Newark. Anwesha is a Teaching Fellow for the Minority Students Program’s Legal Skills Study Group and a Research Assistant for Professor Steve Gold. She is Co-Chair of the Women’s Law Forum and Co-Vice President of the Society for Corporate Law and Governance. Anwesha volunteers for New Hope Community Ministries in Prospect Park and Volunteer Lawyers for Justice in Newark while in law school, often interpreting and preparing various client paperwork. 

Katie Sferra, Program Coordinator

Katie joins us from the Princeton University Davis International Center, where she was the International Student Advisor. She is a magna cum laude graduate of Montclair State University, where she received a Certificate in Entrepreneurship and served as a Teaching Assistant for the Entrepreneurship Program.