Roberta Romano is Sterling Professor of Law and Director of the Yale Law School Center for the Study of Corporate Law. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the European Corporate Governance Institute, a research associate of the National Bureau for Economic Research, and a past President of the American Law and Economics Association and the Society for Empirical Legal Studies. She is on the editorial or advisory boards of the American Law and Economics Review, European Business Organization Law Review, Financial Review, Foro de Derecho Mercantil – Revista Internacional, Journal of Corporate Law Studies, Journal of Law, Economics and Organization and Supreme Court Economic Review. She is the author of The Advantage of Competitive Federalism for Securities Regulation (2002) and The Genius of American Corporate Law (1993) and series editor of the Foundations of Law reader series of LexisNexis and editor of the volume in the series, Foundations of Corporate Law (2d ed. 2010). Her research has focused on state competition for corporate charters, the political economy of takeover regulation, shareholder litigation, institutional investor activism in corporate governance, and the regulation of securities markets and financial instruments and institutions.