- William T. Allen, Founding Director
- Stephen Choi, Director
- David Yermack, Director
- Harold Jennings, Assistant Director
- Anat Carmy Wiechman, Junior Research Scholar
Prior to his academic service, Professor Allen served from 1985 to July 1997 as Chancellor of the Court of Chancery of the State of Delaware. While serving as Chancellor, he taught corporation law and corporate governance as a Visiting Professor at Stanford Law School (1990 & 1994) and the University of Pennsylvania Law School (1992-93 & 1995). In 1996 he served as Rabin Lecturer at Yale Law School. He has written and lectured widely on corporate law and corporate governance.
Professor Allen serves as counsel to the New York law firm of Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz. From 1997 to 2001, he served as founding Chair of the Independence Standards Board, a private sector organization designated in 1997 by the Securities and Exchange Commission with the task of promulgating standards for the determination of auditor independence.
Professor Allen is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a member of the American Law Institute.
Following graduation, Choi worked as an associate at McKinsey & Company in New York. His research interests focus on the theoretical and empirical analysis of corporations and capital markets. He has published in the Yale Law Journal, Stanford Law Review, University of Chicago Law Review, Michigan Law Review, Southern California Law Review, Duke Law Journal, University of Pennsylvania Law Review and Virginia Law Review, among others, and has presented papers at numerous conferences and symposia.
Professor Yermack publishes regularly in top academic journals in the fields of executive compensation, corporate finance, and corporate governance. He is a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research's law and economics program. He has been a Visiting Scholar at the Federal Reserve Banks of New York and Philadelphia and is on the editorial boards of five leading finance journals. He has been a visiting professor at 13 international universities and given invited research seminars at more than 100 universities and institutes worldwide.
Harold Jennings brings more than nine years of administrative experience working at the NYU Stern School of Business. Previously at NYU he served as Program Coordinator at the Pollack Center for Law & Business and as an Administrative Aide in the Department of Finance. Mr. Jennings holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and an AAS in Dental Hygiene from New York University. Mr. Jennings also holds an adjunct appointment at the NYU College of Dentistry as a Clinical Instructor.
Anat received her LL.B. degree in 2006 from Tel-Aviv University, magna cum laude. Upon graduation, she joined the litigation group of one of Israel’s leading law firms, Amit Pollak Matalon & Co. where she worked until moving to NYC and joining Tuckner Sipser Weinstock & Sipser, LLP in April 2008 as a special counsel.
Anat received her LL.M. degree from NYU School of law in May 2011. During her studies at NYU School of Law, she served as a research assistant to Professor Stephen Choi and as a teaching assistant to Professor Mary Holland. Upon graduation, she served as an associate at Tuckner Sipser Weinstock & Sipser, LLP until accepting the position of a junior research scholar with the NYU Pollack Center for Law & Business in September 2013. She has published in the American Law and Economics Review, and in the Precedent and the Law: Reports to the XVIIth Congress International Academy of Comparative Law, Utrecht, 16-22 July 2006.