Lynn Stout

Distinguished Professor of Corporate and Business Law, Cornell Law School

Lynn A. Stout is the Distinguished Professor of Corporate and Business Law in the Clarke Business Law Institute at Cornell Law School. Stout is an internationally recognized expert in the fields of corporate governance, securities regulation, financial derivatives, law and economics, and moral behavior. Her most recent books are The Shareholder Value Myth and Cultivating Conscience. Stout also serves on many boards, including as an independent trustee and as chair of the governance committee for the Eaton Vance family of mutual funds, as a member of the board of advisors for the Aspen Institute’s Business and Society Program, as executive advisor to the Brookings Institution Project on Corporate Purpose, and as a research fellow for the Gruter Institute for Law and Behavioral Research. Stout has taught at Harvard Law School, NYU Law School, Georgetown University Law School, UCLA Law School, and the George Washington University National Law Center.

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