Jill Fisch

Prof. Jill Fisch

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

Jill E. Fisch is the Saul A. Fox Distinguished Professor of Business Law and co-director of the Institute for Law and Economics at the University of Pennsylvania Law School where she teaches and writes on corporate law, corporate governance and securities regulation.  Prior to joining Penn Law, Professor Fisch was the T.J. Maloney Professor of Business Law at Fordham Law School and Founding Director of the Fordham Corporate Law Center.  Professor Fisch has also served as a visiting professor at Harvard, Columbia, Berkeley and Georgetown. 

Fisch is the recipient of various awards including the Penn LLM Prize for Excellence in Teaching and the Robert A. Gorman Award for Excellence in Teaching (twice).  She is an associate reporter for the American Law Institute’s Restatement of Corporate Governance and a director of the European Corporate Governance Institute.  Before entering academia, Professor Fisch practiced law as a trial attorney with the United States Department of Justice, Criminal Division, and as an associate at the law firm of Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton.  She received her B.A. from Cornell University and her J.D. from Yale Law School.