Associate Dean of Graduate Programs
Howard L. Oleck Professor of Business Law
Location: Worrell 3333
Alan Palmiter has a national and international reputation as a teacher and scholar about business law (corporate law, securities regulation, mergers and acquisitions, legal valuation, energy law) and comparative law (Latin American law). His research interests lie in “corporate democracy,” including investor participation in corporate voting, the role and regulation of institutional investors (particularly mutual funds), and judicial protection of shareholder rights. He has authored top-selling books used to teach Corporations and Securities Regulation (published by Aspen Publishers and West Publishing). His articles have been published both nationally and internationally, and eight of his articles have been selected and republished as among the best corporate/securities law articles of the year. He regularly lectures and speaks both here and abroad. He has also been a visiting law professor at Universidad de Los Andes (Bogotá, Colombia), the University of Michigan, the University of Padua (Italy), and the University of Bergamo (Italy). Before joining the Wake Forest Law faculty, he taught high school math in Medellín, Colombia, and practiced law with Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton in Washington, D.C. He was born in India and grew up in Bolivia and Toledo, Ohio. He and his wife, Fabiola Bojanini, have two children, Andres and Erica.