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Davidoff’s M&A Prof Law Blog Quickly Becoming Invaluable Source For Nation’s Leading Publications

September 6, 2007

Steven M. DavidoffDETROIT (Sept. 6, 2007) – Wayne State University Law School Assistant Professor Steven M. Davidoff has been repeatedly and extensively quoted in recent weeks by both the Wall Street Journal Deal Journal and the N.Y. Times DealBook and print version on a variety of important mergers and acquisitions issues. 

Professor Davidoff is the editor of the M&A Prof Law Blog (found at http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/mergers/), an increasingly prominent resource for analysis and news concerning takeovers.

Relevant quotations include:

The Wall St.J. Deal Journal, Roche-Ventana and Why Deals Don’t Go to Die in Arizona, Aug 29, 2007, available at here

Andrew Ross Sorkin, Can Private Equity Firms Get Out of Buyouts?, The N.Y. Times, Aug 21, 2007, at C1 (print version)

The Wall St. .J. Deal Journal, Private Equity’s $1 Billion Call Option, Aug 16, 2007, available at here

The Wall St. .J. Deal Journal, Lone Star Sings MAC the Knife on AHL, Aug 15, 2007, available at here

N.Y. Times DealBook,  Sallie Mae’s $25 Billion Question, Aug 8, 2007, available at here

The N.Y. Times DealBook, Murdoch’s Gem and Other Deal Aliases, Aug 7, 2007 available at here

“We are truly fortunate to work with such an expert in the field of mergers and acquisitions here at the Law School,” said Wayne State University Law School Dean Frank H. Wu. “Professor Davidoff’s vast framework of knowledge will continue to benefit students and the legal community for years to come.”

Before joining the Wayne State University Law School faculty, Professor Davidoff practiced as an attorney for approximately a decade with Shearman & Sterling in their New York and London offices and with Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in their London office. There he represented European and U.S. clients in acquisitions and sales of public and private companies, joint ventures and private equity and venture capital investments. 

At the Law School, Davidoff teaches a capital markets seminar, corporations, corporate finance, law & economics, mergers & acquisitions and securities regulation. His research focus is on corporate governance, regulation of hedge funds, mergers & acquisitions and securities regulation, with a particular interest in international issues and interdisciplinary research in law and finance. His forthcoming publications include:  Regulating Listings in a Global Market, N.C. L. Rev. (Dec. 2007).  His prior scholarship can be accessed on the SSRN at  http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/cf_dev/AbsByAuth.cfm?per_id=576465.

Professor Davidoff graduated from the Columbia University School of Law where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar and received a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania, cum laude with honors. He has a master’s degree in finance from the London Business School. 

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