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Professor Davidoff’s Blog Debuts on the New York Times’ Dealbook Blogs

January 11, 2008

Prof. DavidoffDETROIT (Jan. 11, 2008) – Wayne State University Law School Professor Steven M. Davidoff’s blog recently debuted on the New York Times as part of its Dealbook blogs. It is called the Deal Professor and will be seen by roughly 100,000 visitors a day who access the Times’ business blogs.

Deal Professor can be viewed by visiting http://dealbook.blogs.nytimes.com/category/professor/

“Professor Davidoff continues to gain credibility and popularity as one of today’s most knowledgeable mergers and acquisitions experts,” said Wayne Law Dean Frank H. Wu. “His vast framework of knowledge will continue to benefit students and the legal community for years to come.”

Professor Davidoff’s M&A Prof Law Blog has been repeatedly and extensively quoted by local, national and international media outlets on a variety of important mergers and acquisitions issues. 

Before joining the Wayne State University Law School faculty in 2006, 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. 

Wayne State University Law School has served Michigan and beyond since its inception as Detroit City Law School in 1927. Located in Detroit’s re-energized historic cultural center, the Law School remains committed to student success and features modern lecture and court facilities, multi-media classrooms, a 250-seat auditorium, and the Arthur Neef Law Library, which houses one of the nation's 30 largest legal collections. Taught by an internationally recognized faculty, Wayne State Law School students experience a high-quality legal education via a growing array of hands-on curricular offerings, five live-client clinics, and access to well over 100 internships with local and non-profit entities each year. Its 11,000 living alumni, who work in every state of the nation and more than a dozen foreign countries, include leading members of the local, national and international legal communities. For more information, visit www.law.wayne.edu.

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