Jennifer S. Taub
JD, Harvard Law School, 1993;
BA, Yale College, 1989
Professor Jennifer S. Taub researches and writes in the areas of financial reform, corporate governance, and mutual fund regulation. Her book on the decades of regulatory failure that enabled the Financial Crisis is forthcoming in 2014 with Yale Press.
Professor Taub joined the faculty of Vermont Law School in 2011 after serving as coordinator of the Business Law Program at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Isenberg School of Management. Prior to joining academia, she was an associate general counsel with Fidelity Investments. She received her BA degree, cum laude, from Yale College, with distinction in the English major, and her JD, cum laude, from Harvard Law School. She teaches business law courses, including Contracts, Corporations, and Securities Regulation.
In addition to her in-progress book, she has written extensively on the financial crisis. Her publications include a case study on American International Group in Robert A. G. Monks and Nell Minow's fifth edition of "Corporate Governance." In addition, she has published "The Sophisticated Investor and the Global Financial Crisis" in "Corporate Governance Failures: The Role of Institutional Investors in the Global Financial Crisis" (Hawley, Kamath, and Williams, eds.) Additional works include a chapter titled "What We Don't Talk About When We Talk About Banking" in the Oxford University Press "Handbook on the Political Economy of the Financial Crisis" (Epstein and Wolfson, eds.) Additionally, she was commissioned to write entries on "Shadow Banking" and "Financial Deregulation" for the "Oxford Encyclopedia of American Business, Labor and Economic History" (forthcoming, Oxford University Press).
Professor Taub's corporate governance work often focuses on the role of institutional investors, including mutual funds. Her article "Able but Not Willing: The Failure of Mutual Fund Advisers to Advocate for Shareholders' Rights" was published in 2009 in the Journal of Corporation Law. This paper was initially presented at a conference jointly sponsored by the Yale School of Management, Millstein Center for Corporate Governance and the Oxford Said Business School. Her paper titled "Managers in the Middle: Seeing and Sanctioning Corporate Political Spending after Citizens United" was presented at the New York University Law School, Brennan Center for Justice, in 2011.
In addition to scholarly work, Professor Taub has written for a variety of blogs, including The Baseline Scenario, The Race to the Bottom, and the Pareto Commons, and she has been interviewed on Market Place, MarketWatch, The Wall Street Journal online, and other national and regional media outlets.