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Cathy Hwang
Academic Fellow, Rock Center for Corporate Governance


Cathy Hwang joined the Rock Center as an academic fellow in January 2014. Her research interests include corporate governance, corporate transaction innovations, and tax-sheltered transactions.

Hwang received her J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School, where she was Managing Editor of the Chicago Journal of International Law, and her bachelor’s degree from Pomona College. Before joining Stanford Law School, Hwang practiced in the mergers and acquisitions group at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP in New York. She also represented clients pro bono in a variety of matters, including not-for-profit incorporation, state and federal tax exemption, and corporate governance matters, and was twice awarded the Legal Aid Society’s Pro Bono Publico Award. While in law school, Hwang was an extern to Chief Judge Alex Kozinski of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.