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 forty 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 Forty” (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 Fellow Chancellor Leo Strine, Jr. Professor Bebchuk has been on the Directorship list in each of the five years since the inception of the list in 2007, and Chancellor Strine has been on the list since 2008.
- Guest contributors to the Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation: William Ackman, Luis A. Aguilar (‘78), Carol Bowie, Kathleen Casey, H. Rodgin Cohen (‘68), James Copland, Steven Davidoff, Gary Gensler, Amy Goodman, Holly Gregory, Joseph Grundfest, Edward Herlihy, Brad Karp (’84), Arthur Kohn, Martin Lipton, Jay W. Lorsch, James McRitchie, Ira Millstein, Charles Nathan, John F. Olson (‘64), Troy A. Paredes, Broc Romanek, Marc S. Rosenberg (‘83), Mary Schapiro, James S. Turley, Elisse B. Walter (‘74), and Ann Yerger.
- Harvard Law School alumni: Robert Bennett (‘65), Brackett B. Denniston III (’73), Roger Ferguson (‘79), Barney Frank (‘77), Michael Greenberg (’65), Todd Hartman (’93), Michael Helfer (’70), Jack Jacobs (’67), A. Douglas Melamed (’70), Eric Schneiderman (’82), Laura Stein (’87).
The full Directorship 100 list is available here.