Rutgers Law Professor Matteo Gatti has been appointed to the European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI) as one of 56 new research members. He is the first at Rutgers Law School to receive this prestigious international honor. Prof. Gatti will now be eligible to publish his academic work on corporate governance and stewardship in the ECGI Working Paper Series (Law and Finance), which is widely-known for its reliable content, global outlook, and interdisciplinary nature. It is used by scholars, practitioners, and policymakers to help shape informed views and debates on a wide range of global topics. Hailing from Europe, North America, the Middle East, and Asia, new ECGI research members are admitted on the quality of their academic work in the field of corporate governance.

ECGI is a unique platform where global scholars from mixed disciplines can publish their work and interact with each other and with experienced practitioners to identify and study the challenges faced by corporations, investors and society,” said Ernst Maug, chair of the ECGI selection committee. “The latest appointments will contribute to this global dialogue by capturing even more of the research being conducted in this field around the world, while maintaining the high standards that are synonymous with ECGI.”

Prof. Gatti teaches business organizations, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate finance at Rutgers Law School in Newark. He is the author of a book and several journal articles. Professor Gatti received his J.D. summa cum laude from the University of Milan, his LL.M. from Harvard Law School, and his S.J.D. in Corporate Law from the University of Brescia. He began his legal teaching career in the corporate and commercial law department at the University of Milan School of Law then, after receiving his LL.M., taught courses and seminars in securities regulation, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate finance, as an assistant professor at the University of Milan–Bicocca School of Law. Prior to joining the Rutgers faculty, Professor Gatti also practiced corporate and M&A law at Cleary Gottlieb in Rome, Milan, Moscow, and New York, and served as M&A and international in-house counsel for a cable TV company listed on the New York Stock Exchange.