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Ehud Kamar specializes in corporate and securities law, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate governance. He teaches Securities Regulation, Business Organizations, Mergers and Acquisitions, and Planning Deals.
Since joining USC Law in 2000, Professor Kamar has been teaching and conducting research in corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, and securities regulation. He is especially interested in the empirical study of the law; the interplay between law and economics; the balance between legal certainty and judicial flexibility; and the effect of corporate legislation and its judicial interpretation on the way corporations operate.
Professor Kamar has been a visiting professor at Hebrew University, New York University, and Tel Aviv University. He has practiced law in Israel and New York and has been a J. William Fulbright Scholar. Professor Kamar holds an LL.B. and an LL.M. from Hebrew University Faculty of Law, and an LL.M. and a J.S.D. from Columbia Law School.
His publications include "A Regulatory Competition Theory of Indeterminacy in Corporate Law," "Shareholder Litigation Under Indeterminate Corporate Law," "Price Discrimination in the Market for Corporate Law," "The Myth of State Competition in Corporate Law," "Beyond Competition for Incorporations," and "Going-Private Decisions and the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002: A Cross-Country Analysis".
Articles and Book Chapters
- “Sarbanes-Oxley's Effects on Small Firms: What Is the Evidence?” (with Pinar Karaca-Mandic and Eric Talley). Forthcoming in In the Name of Entrepreneurship? The Logic and Effects of Special Regulatory Treatment for Small Business (Susan M. Gates & Kristin Leuschner, eds., RAND, 2007). USC CLEO Research Paper No. C07-9, USC Law Legal Studies Paper No. 07-8, Harvard Law and Economics Discussion Paper No. 588. - (SSRN)
- "Does Shareholder Voting on Acquisitions Matter?" Working Paper, April 2006. - (bepress)
- "Going-Private Decisions and the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002: A Cross-Country Analysis" (with Pinar Karaca-Mandic and Eric Talley). USC Center in Law, Economics & Organization Research Paper No. C06-5, RAND Working Paper WR-300-1-ICJ - (SSRN)
- "Beyond Competition for Incorporations." 94 Georgetown Law Journal 1725 (2006). A version of this article, entitled "Using Corporate Law to Compete for Investments," was published in Investor Protection in Europe: Regulatory Competition and Harmonization 59 (Guido Ferrarini and Eddy Wymeersch, eds., Oxford University, 2006) - (Hein)
- "The Myth of State Competition in Corporate Law" (with Marcel Kahan). 55 Stanford Law Review 679 (2002). - (Hein)
- "Price Discrimination in the Market for Corporate Law" (with Marcel Kahan). 86 Cornell Law Review 1205 (2001). [Reprinted in 43 Corporate Practice Commentator 115 (2002).] - (Hein)
- "Shareholder Litigation Under Indeterminate Corporate Law." 66 University of Chicago Law Review 887 (1999). - (Hein)
- "A Regulatory Competition Theory of Indeterminacy in Corporate Law." 98 Columbia Law Review 1908 (1998). [Reprinted in Corporate Governance: Law, Theory, and Policy (Thomas W. Joo, ed.) (Carolina Academic Press, 2004).] - (Hein)
- "Corroborating Confessions by the Defendants' Own Statements." 5 Israel Journal of Criminal Justice 277 (1996).
- "Towards Overruling the Kinsey Rule." 42 Israel Bar Law Review 548 (1996).
- "Institutional Investors as Corporate Monitors in Israel." 29 Israel Law Review 636 (1995). - (Hein)
- "Transferring Development Rights." 111 Israel Association of Land Appraisers Review 5 (1994).
- "The Nature of the Joint Bank Account: A New Approach." 40 Israel Bar Law Review 437 (1992).