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A Focus on BUSINESS ORGANIZATION AND PRACTICE 25+ courses and seminars such as: Antitrust Law Bankruptcy Business Planning Cyberlaw Federal Corporate Taxation Insurance Law Mergers and Acquisitions: Law, Strategy and Finance Strategic Alliances Opportunities beyond the classroom: Concurrent J.D./M.B.A. programs with The Drucker Graduate School of Management Certificate Program in Bioscience Industry Law and Practice with the Keck Graduate Institute (KGI) Externship placements such as: California Department of Corporations, Federal Trade Commission, Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Securities and Exchange Commission Negotiation Honors Program Strategic Alliance Scholars Program Student organizations and activities: Business Law Society; Contract Law Society; Intellectual Property Law Society; Labor and Employment Law Association; Real Estate Association; Tax Law Society


In an environment where the tremendous volatility in securities and other corporate regulations impacts business on a daily basis, corporate counsel are crucial to the health and growth of companies around the world.�

Professor Michael B. Dorff Professor of Law

A.B., cum laude, General Studies, 1992, Harvard College; J.D., magna cum laude, 1996, Harvard Law School; Member, Texas and New York State Bars Courses: Business Associations; Contracts I and II; Mergers and Acquisitions: Law, Strategy and Finance

Following a clerkship with Judge Levin H. Campbell of the U.S.

Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, Professor Dorff began his career as a litigator with Gibbs & Bruns in Houston, and Friedman, Kaplan & Seiler in New York, where he primarily handled contract disputes between major corporations. His scholarship on executive compensation, corporate governance, decision theory, and welfare economics has appeared in numerous publications such as Indiana Law Journal, Journal of Corporation Law and Southern California Law Review. His book on CEO compensation entitled Indispensable and Other Myths: The True Story of CEO Pay was recently published by University of California Press (2014). Professor Dorff has served as an expert witness on both corporate law and contract law issues, and as a referee appointed by the Los Angeles Superior Court in business law matters. He has also served on the faculty of Rutgers University School of Law-Camden and the University of California, Los Angeles School of Law. Active in the media, Professor Dorff often provides expert commentary and op ed pieces on CEO pay and other issues for The Los Angeles Times, Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, and other outlets.

Catalog 2014  
Catalog 2014