Sunday, June 1, 2014
We here at the BLPB are thrilled to have Joan Heminway, W.P. Toms Distinguished Professor of Law at the University of Tennessee College of Law, join our team of weekly contributing editors. For most of our readers, no introduction will really be necessary because Joan is one of the most highly regarded and visible members of the corporate law community. In fact, I still harbor some suspicions that she may actually have figured out a way to clone herself -- but that is likely just to make myself feel better when I review her productivity. Not only is she a tremendous scholar, but I know I am one of many who consider her a mentor, and her willingness to give of her time is truly inspirational. I will, as usual, leave the bulk of the introduction to her, but here is a brief excerpt from Prof. Heminway's bio (you can read the full bio here):
Professor Heminway brought nearly 15 years of corporate practice experience when she joined the faculty of the UT College of Law in 2000. She was an attorney in the Boston office of the firm of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP from 1985 through 2000 working in the areas of public offerings, private placements, mergers, acquisitions, dispositions, and restructurings…. In her research and writing, Professor Heminway focuses most closely on disclosure regulation and policy under federal securities (including insider trading) law and state entity (especially corporate) law. She is best known for her recent work involving crowdfunding and, before that, for a series of articles relating to the insider trading and criminal securities fraud actions against Martha Stewart. She also has … coauthored a number of annotated merger and acquisition agreements and related ancillary documents for Transactions: The Tennessee Journal of Business Law. Professor Heminway is a member of the American Law Institute and is a Research Fellow of the UT Center for Corporate Governance, the UT Center for Business and Economic Research, and the UT Center for the Study of Social Justice.