A review of the most recent Directorship 100 list – a list of the most influential people in corporate governance put together each year by Directorship magazine – indicates that individuals affiliated with Harvard Law School and its Program on Corporate Governance play a central role in the corporate governance landscape.
This year’s Directorship 100 list includes twenty-eight individuals who are Harvard Law School faculty or fellows, guest Contributors to the Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation, and/or Harvard Law School alumni. The “Harvard Twenty-Eight” (with graduation year in parenthesis for those who are HLS alumni) are as follows:
- HLS faculty and fellows: Professor Lucian Bebchuk (‘80), and Program on Corporate Governance Senior Fellows Leo Strine, Jr. and Ben W. Heineman, Jr.
- Guest contributors to the Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation: Luis A. Aguilar (‘78), Carol Bowie, Kathleen Casey, H. Rodgin Cohen (‘68), Holly Gregory, Joseph Grundfest, Edward Herlihy, Martin Lipton, Jay W. Lorsch, Ira Millstein, John F. Olson (‘64), Troy A. Paredes, Marc S. Rosenberg (‘83), Mary Schapiro, James S. Turley, Elisse B. Walter (‘74), and Ann Yerger.
- Additional Harvard Law School alumni: Robert Bennett (‘65), Roger Ferguson (‘79), Barney Frank (‘77), Brad Karp (’84), A. Douglas Melamed (’70), Barack Obama (‘91), Charles Schumer (‘74), and Matteo Tonello (’97).
The full Directorship 100 list is available here.