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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


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

Arthur B. Laby
Professor of Law

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

Jay Feinman
Distinguished Professor of Law

Matteo Gatti
Professor of Law

Yuliya Guseva
Professor of Law

Philip Harvey
Professor of Law

Stacy Hawkins
Professor of Law

Robert Holmes
Clinical Professor of Law, Clarence Clyde Ferguson Jr. Scholar, Deputy Director of the Community and Transactional Lawyering Clinic

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

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

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
Vice Dean, and 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

James P. Berg
Parker, Ibrahim & Berg

Stephen L. Brown
Former President and Chief Executive Officer, Society of Corporate Secretaries and Governance Professionals

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
Deputy General Counsel, Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey

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

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

Courtney McCormick
Vice President, Internal Auditing Services, PSEG

David A. Mebane
Senior Vice President and General Counsel, RWJBarnabas Health

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

Bruce A. Ortwine
General Counsel, Americas, Adviser, Global Legal and Compliance and Senior Executive Vice President, Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank, 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)

Jordan B. Savitch
General Counsel, Glenmede Trust Company

Jeffrey M. Shapiro
Partner, Lowenstein Sandler LLP

Michael H. Ullmann
Vice President, General Counsel, Executive Committee Member, Johnson & Johnson

Brian Victor
Vice President & Associate General Counsel, Social Finance, Inc.

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

Alumni Steering Committee

Debra M. Aaron  NLAW ’76

Jarryd Anderson NLAW ’11

Christopher J. Andrew  RC ’95, NLAW ’02

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

Jordan Dunbar, Student Fellow

Jordan is a 3L at Rutgers Law School – Camden. She is a graduate of American University, where in May 2019, she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Justice, Law and Criminology with a minor in Chinese language. During her third year at American, Jordan studied abroad in Chengdu, China where she interned at Beijing Deheng Law Offices. Prior to Law School, Jordan worked as a legal assistant at Jeff Fannell & Associates, a sports and entertainment firm that mainly worked with the MLB and MLBPA. Jordan spent her 1L summer with Prudential, Inc. working with their Individual Life Insurance and Annuities group. She just completed her 2L summer at Cooper Levenson in Atlantic City where she continues to work per diem. Jordan has mentored other law students, served as the Vice President of the Black Law Students Association, and as a Teacher’s Assistant for Civil Procedure. While in law school Jordan has volunteered in bankruptcy clinics, divorce clinics, disability law clinics and is a current volunteer law clerk for the Christian Legal Clinics of Philadelphia.

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.