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Cathy Hwang
Academic Fellow, Rock Center for Corporate Governance

Biography 

Cathy Hwang is Resident Academic Fellow at Stanford’s Rock Center for Corporate Governance, a joint initiative of Stanford Law School and Stanford’s Graduate School of Business. Her teaching interests include business associations, contracts, securities regulation, and mergers and acquisitions. Her research interests center on business law, and, in particular, mergers and acquisitions, contracts, and innovations in deal structures and financial products. Her current research focuses on the role of ancillary agreements in complex mergers and acquisitions.

Cathy received her bachelor’s degree in Economics and International Relations from Pomona College and her J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School. While in law school, she served as Managing Editor of the Chicago Journal of International Law and was an extern to Judge Alex Kozinski (then Chief) of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Before joining Stanford, Cathy practiced in the mergers and acquisitions group at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP in New York.

Key Works

The Value of Uncertainty, 110 Northwestern University Law Review ____ (forthcoming, 2016); 110 Northwestern University Law Review Online ____ (forthcoming, 2015) (with Benjamin P. Edwards)

The New Corporate Migration: Tax Diversion through Inversion, 80 Brooklyn Law Review 807 (forthcoming, 2015)