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Professor Roberta Romano ’80 Receives Prize for Paper on Corporate Governance

Yale Law School Professor Roberta Romano ’80 has been awarded The De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek Law Prize from the European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI) for her paper, “The Promise and Peril of Corporate Governance Indices.”   

Professor Romano is the Oscar M. Ruebhausen Professor of Law and Director of the Yale Law School Center for the Study of Corporate Law. She co-authored the paper with Sanjai Bhagat of the University of Colorado Boulder’s Leeds School of Business and Brian Bolton of the University of New Hampshire’s Whittemore School of Business & Economics.

The European Corporate Governance Institute awards three annual prizes for papers published in its Working Paper series that have made a substantial contribution to the knowledge of corporate governance in Europe. The prize for best paper in the Law series is sponsored by the independent international law firm De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek.

Professor Romano accepted her award April 10 at the ECGI's annual meeting held at the IESE Business School, Barcelona. It was presented by De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek’s Harm-Jan de Kluiver, who was a Fulbright Visiting Professor at Yale Law School in 1994.