Law and Capital Markets @ Ohio State is a program of The Moritz College of Law at The Ohio State University. The nonpartisan program aims to further the study of capital markets and corporate law. The program hosts multiple events throughout the year in Columbus and key financial centers. These events generate open and vigorous exchange about the leading problems and issues dealmakers face and are commonly co-sponsored by private organizations.
Steven M. Davidoff, Executive Director
Professor Davidoff, the Executive Director of the Law and Capital Markets Program, is Associate Professor of Law and Finance at The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, and holds a courtesy appointment in the University’s Department of Finance, Fisher College of Business. Professor Davidoff’s Professor Davidoff’s research focuses in on financial regulation, hedge funds and private equity, mergers and acquisitions, deals and deal theory, and jurisdictional competition. He has a particular interest in international issues and interdisciplinary research in law and finance. Professor Davidoff has been named one of the 100 most influential governance professionals and institutions in the country by the National Association of Corporate Directors. Professor Davidoff writes a weekly column for The New York Times as The Deal Professor. Prior to entering academia, Professor Davidoff practiced as an attorney for about 10 years with Shearman & Sterling in its New York and London offices and with Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in its London office. Full bio.