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Alan Palmiter

Associate Dean of Graduate Programs
William T. Wilson, III Presidential Chair for Business Law

336.758.5711
alan.palmiter@wfu.edu
Worrell 3133

Books

Corporations: Examples & Explanations (7th ed) (Aspen Publishers, Wolters Kluwer 2015).

Corporations: A Contemporary Approach (2d ed.) (West Group 2014) (with Frank Partnoy).

Securities Regulation: Examples & Explanations (6th ed) (Wolters Kluwer Law & Business 2014).

Energy Law (wikibook) (WF Center for Energy, Environment & Sustainability 2013).

Corporations: Examples & Explanations (7th ed) (Aspen Publishers, Wolters Kluwer 2012).

Securities Regulation: Examples & Explanations (5th ed) (Aspen Publishers, Wolters Kluwer 2011).

Corporations: A Contemporary Approach (West Group 2009) (with Frank Partnoy).

Corporations: Examples & Explanations (6th ed) (Aspen Publishers, Wolters Kluwer 2009).

Securities Regulation: Examples & Explanations (4th ed) (Aspen Publishers, Wolters Kluwer 2008).

Corporations Law & Policy: Materials and Problems (West Group 2007) (with Jeffrey Bauman, Frank Partnoy).

Corporations Law & Policy: Materials and Problems (West Group 2003) (with Jeffrey Bauman, Elliott Weiss).

Arbitraje Comercial y Otros Métodos de Resolución de Conflictos en Sociedades Comerciales en los Estados Unidos [Non-Judicial Dispute Resolution in the United States] (Chamber of Commerce, Bogotá, Colombia 2001).

Corporations Law & Policy: Materials and Problems (Casebook Supplements) (2001).

Book Chapters

The Mutual Fund Investor, in Elgar Publishers guidebook on mutual funds (2017).

Laura Forlati and the Wake Forest Summer Program, in Liber Amicorum: Laura Picchio Forlati 6 (Prof Bernardo Cortese 2014).

Dark Matter in US Corporate Law (revised), in Obrigações Empresariais (Corporate Bonds) (2014).

Articles

Corporate Governance as Moral Psychology, Washington and Lee Law Review, as part of 2016–2017 Lara D. Gass Symposium, Corporate Law, Governance, and Purpose: A Tribute to the Scholarship of Lyman Johnson and David Millon (2017).

Duty of Obedience: The Forgotten Duty (revised), 7 Rivista di Diritto Societario (2014).

Preface (English and Spanish), N/A Nuevo Derecho Societario: SAS en Colombia approximately 10 pages (2013).

Crowdfunding: Pricing Disclosure in Private Securities Offerings to Public Investors, 7 Ohio State Business Law Journal (2013).

Performance Ads by Mutual Funds: Fundamentally Misleading?, 31 Banking and Financial Services Policy Report 15-26 (2012).

The First Year of"Say on Pay" under Dodd-Frank: An Empirical Analysis and Look Forward, George Washington Law Review (2012).

Dodd-Frank's Say on Pay: Will it Lead to a Greater Role for Shareholders in Corporate Governance?, 97 Cornell Law Review 1213-1266 (2012).

Dark Matter in US Corporate Governance, CESIFIN (2012).

Mutual Fund Performance Ads: Inherently and Materially Misleading?, 46 Georgia Law Review 45 (2012).

Worthless Warnings? Disclaimers in Mutual Fund Performance Ads, 7 Journal of Empirical Legal Studies 429 (2010).

Duty of Obedience: The Forgotten Duty, 55 New York Law School Law Review 21 (2010).

ISS Recommendations and Mutual Fund Voting on Proxy Proposals, 55 Villanova Law Review 56 (2010).

Worthless Warnings? Disclaimers in Mutual Fund Performance Ads, 7 Journal of Empirical Legal Studies 429-459 (2010).

Public Corporation as Private Constitution, 6 ICFAI Journal of Corporate and Securities Law 8-19 (2009).

Star Creation: Incubation of Mutual Funds, 62 Vanderbilt Law Review 1485-1534 (2009).

Staying Public: Institutional Investors in U.S. Capital Markets, 3 Brooklyn Journal of Corporate, Financial & Commercial Law 245-288 (2009).

Mutual Fund Investors: Divergent Profiles, 2008 Columbia Business Law Review 934 (2008).

Mutual fund investors: sharp enough?, 24 Journal of Financial Transformation 113-135 (2008).

The Impact of Criminal Sanctions on Corporate Misconduct, 2 Maryland Journal of Business and Technology Law 115-118 (2007).

Mutual Fund Directors: Roles Beyond Supervision, Maryland Journal of Business and Technology Law (2006).

The Mutual Fund Board: A Failed Experiment in Regulatory Outsourcing, 1 Brooklyn Journal of Corporate, Financial & Commercial Law 165-208 (2006).

Structure of US Corporate Law (Le Caratteristiche Fondamentali dell'Ordinamento Statunitense delle Societa Commerciali, 10 Notariato Quaderni 7 (2003).

Arbitration Federalism: A State Role in Commercial Arbitration, 54 Florida Law Review 175-227 (2002).

Mutual Fund Voting of Portfolio Shares: Why Not Disclose?, 22 Cardozo Law Review 1419-1491 (2002).

Latin Notaries in America (A proposito di una visita di un gruppo di notai italiaini in una'la school' americana), XII-3 Attivita (Italian notary law review) 90 (2001).

Toward Disclosure Choice in Securities Offerings, 1999 Columbia Business Law Review 1-135 (1999).

Limited Engagements, Wake Forest Jurist Magazine (1997).

Deberes Fiduciarios de Administradores de Empresas en los Estados Unidos [U.S. Corporate Fiduciary Duties], El Derecho Societario Contemporáneo (1996).

Judicial Schizophrenia in Shareholder Voting Cases, 79 Iowa Law Review 485-583 (1994).

The Shareholder Proposal Rule: A Failed Experiment in Merit Regulation, 19 Alabama Law Review 879-926 (1994).

The CTS Gambit: Stanching the Federalization of Corporate Law, 69 Washington University Law Review 445-564 (1991).

Rethinking the Corporate Fiduciary Model: A Director's Duty of Independence, 67 Texas Law Review 1345-1464 (1989).

Other

Mutual Fund Investors: Divergent Profiles, Seminar Series, Duke University School of Law (October 2017).

Corporate Triplespeak: Response of Investor-Owned Utilities to EPA's Proposed Clean Power Plan, AALS Annual Meeting, Section on Economic Globalization and Governance (January 2017).

Corporate Governance as Moral Psychology, Presenter (with précis) at Washington and Lee Law Review's 2016–2017 Lara D. Gass Symposium, Corporate Law, Governance, and Purpose: A Tribute to the Scholarship of Lyman Johnson and David Millon (November 2016).

Corporate Triplespeak: Response of Investor-Owned Utilities to EPA's Proposed Clean Power Plan, Presentation (with précis) at University of Kansas Law School (September 2016).

Climate Change Disclosure: A Failed SEC Mandate (January 2016).

Corporate Governance: From Incentives Toward Integrity, Speech and Publication, Associazone per il Bene Comune, Forum on Ethics, Padova, Italy (May 2015).

Political Economy of U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Proposed Clean Power Plan, Speech, Dipartamento di Diritto Publicco, Internzaionale e Comunitario, Università di Padova (May 2015).

Proportionality: Remedies in U.S. Insider Trading Cases, Lecture, Dipartamento di Diritto Publicco, Internzaionale e Comunitario, Università di Padova (May 2015).

The Sustainable Corporation?, Speech and Panel Discussion, Faculty of Law, Universitá Cattolica Sacro Cuore, Milan, Italy (April 2013).

Dark Matter in Corporate Governance, Speech at Conference on Corporate Governance ( (July 2012).

Crowdfunding: Pricing Disclosure in Private Securities Offerings to Public Investors, Symposium on Securities Offering Exemptions, Ohio State Entrepreneurial Business Law Journal (April 2012) (April 2012).

US Corporate Governance: From Agency Theory to Integrity, Lectio Magistralis, Faculty of Law, University of Padua, Italy (May 2011) (May 2011).

Il sistema dei controlli negli Usa, Conference on Corporate Governance e'sistema dei controlli' nella s.p.a., Fondazione CESIFIN, Florence, Italy [System of Controls in the USA, Conference on Corporate Governance and "Control Systems" in Italian Corporation] (April 2011).

Brief for Professors at Law and Business Schools as Amicus Curiae In Support of Respondents, Matrixx v. Siracusano (November 2010).

Mutual Fund Performance Ads: Inherently and Materially Misleading?, Institute of Law & Economics, University of Pennsylvania Law School (April 2010).

Corporate Veil Piercing: Updated Empirical Data, Conference on Corporate Separateness, Vanderbilt School of Law, Nashville, TN (November 2009).

Duty of Obedience: The Forgotten Duty, Law Review Symposium on Corporate Duty of Good, New York Law School (November 2009).

Corporate Veil Piercing: Updated Empirical Data, Faculty Workshop, Wake Forest University School of Law (October 2009).

Mutual Fund Voting: Role of ISS, Securities Law Symposium, School of Law, Villanova University (April 2009).

The Public Corporation as Private Constitution, Faculty Workshop, Roger Williams School of Law, Bristol, RI (March 2009).

Expert Report on Compliance with Fiduciary Duties and Standards under Rule 12b-1, In re American Funds Litigation (C.D. Cal.– Judge Feess) (February 2009).

N.C. Business Law Update, Prepared for N.C. Bar Ass'n Business Law Section Annual Meeting (February 2009).

The Public Corporation as Private Constitution, Conference on"Le Societa per Azioni nel Mercato Globale: Evoluzione dei Modelli" [The Corporation in the Global Market; Evolution of the Models], sponsored by Fondazione CESIFIN Alberto Predieri, Florence, Italy (March 2008).

N.C. Business Law Update, Prepared for N.C. Bar Ass'n Business Law Section Annual Meeting (February 2008).

Staying Public: Institutional Investors in U.S. Capital Markets, Presented at"Going Private Symposium," Brooklyn Journal of Corporate, Financial and Commercial Law and SEC Historical Society (February 2008).

N.C. Business Law Update, Prepared for N.C. Bar Ass'n Business Law Section Annual Meeting (February 2007).

Corporations: Examples and Explanations (Aspen Law&Business 2006).

US Mutual Funds: The Awakening Behemoth?, Prepared for Anton Philips Fund Conference on Large Shareholder Participation in Corporate Governance, Tilburg University, Groenendael Philips Training Centre, Hilvarenbeek,The Netherlands (June 2006).

Corporate Criminality: Reflections on Political Economy, Comments at conference on Criminalization of Corporate Law: The Impact of Criminal Sanctions on Corporate Misconduct, University of Maryland School of Law (April 2006).

The Mutual Fund Board: A Failed Experiment in Regulatory Outsourcing, Presented at Brooklyn Law School Securities Enforcement Symposium (March 2006).

N.C. Business Law Update, Prepared for N.C. Bar Ass'n Business Law Section Annual Meeting (February 2006).

Securities Regulation: Examples and Explanations (Aspen Law&Business 2005).

Regulation of US Legal Profession: A Story of Market Protection, Prepared for First Congress of Conference of EU Notariats (CNUE), Rome, Italy (also translated into French) (October 2005).

N.C. Business Law Update, Prepared for N.C. Bar Ass'n Business Law Section Annual Meeting (February 2005).

The Talking Dog: US Securities Fraud Class Actions, Prepared for conference on Class Actions e Mercati Finanziari, University of Naples– Federico II, Naples Italy (December 2004).

Mutual Fund Directors: Roles Beyond Supervision, Presented at ABA/Maryland conference on mutual funds (November 2004).

N.C. Business Law Update, Prepared for N.C. Bar Ass'n Business Law Section Annual Meeting (February 2004).

Corporations: Examples and Explanations (Aspen Law&Business 2003).

The US Corporate Elephant (October 2003).

Guidebook for Board Members of N.C. Nonprofits (October 2002).

Securities Regulation: Examples and Explanations (Aspen Law&Business 2002).

N.C. Business Law Update (February 2002).

N.C. Business Law Update (February 2001).

What Every Criminal Defense Attorney Should Know About the New Immigration Laws, True Bill (NC Bar Ass'n Criminal Justice Section) (November 2000).

Corporate Governance in the United States - A Recent History (June 2000).

The Challenge of Financial Transparency in the United States (June 2000).

Corporations: Examples and Explanations (Aspen Law&Business 1999).

Law & Valuation: Cases and Materials (June 1999).

SEC Proposes To Reform the Regulation of Securities Offerings: Will the'Aircraft Carrier' Survive? (June 1999).

N.C. Business Law Update (February 1999).

Securities Regulation: Examples and Explanations (Aspen Law&Business 1998).

Securities Law Developments (February 1997).

Corporations: Examples and Explanations (Aspen Law&Business 1994).

Takeovers and Acquisitions (February 1992).

Corporations: Examples and Explanations (Aspen Law&Business 1989).