Jill Fisch, JD

Perry Golkin Professor of Law; Co-Director, Institute for Law and Economics, University of Pennsylvania Law School

Research Interests:

Corporate governance, securities regulation and litigation

About Jill:

Jill is an internationally known scholar, whose work focuses on the intersection of business and law. At the University of Pennsylvania Law School, she teaches and writes on corporate law, corporate governance and securities regulation.  Her scholarship has appeared in a variety of publications including the Harvard Law Review, the Yale Law Journal, the Columbia Law Review, the University of Pennsylvania Law Review and the Cornell Law Review.  Recent research focuses on corporate governance, money market fund regulation, and securities fraud litigation. She is also engaged in a series of experimental projects that analyze retail investor decision-making and financial literacy.

Prior to joining Penn, Jill was the T.J. Maloney Professor of Business Law at Fordham Law School and Founding Director of the Fordham Corporate Law Center.  She has also served as a visiting professor at Harvard Law School, Columbia Law School and the Georgetown University Law Center.  She has lectured on corporate and securities law in China, Japan, Norway, France, Germany and the United Kingdom.

Jill practiced law as a trial attorney with the United States Department of Justice, Criminal Division, and an associate at the law firm of Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton.  She is a member of the American Law Institute and a director of the European Corporate Governance Institute.  She chaired the Committee on Corporation Law of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York and the sections on Securities Regulation and Business Associations of the Association of American Law Schools.  She received her BA from Cornell University and her JD from Yale Law School.  

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Executive Education Programs Taught

FINRA/Wharton Certified Regulatory and Compliance Professional (CRCP) Program
Academic Director
Created by Wharton and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), this intensive program provides compliance, legal, and regulatory professionals with a thorough understanding of the foundation, theory, and practical application of securities laws and regulation.