- JD, magna cum laude, University of Michigan Law School, 1980
- BS in Mathematics, cum laude, Ohio State University, 1975
Alan Palmiter has a national and international reputation as a teacher-scholar of corporate law, securities regulation, sustainable corporations, energy law, and legal valuation.
He is interested in "corporate sustainability" and "corporate democracy." including corporate disclosures on and responses to climate change, shareholder participation in corporate voting, and the role of institutional shareholders in corporate governance.
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 them have been republished as among the best corporate/securities law articles of the year. His latest essays, Capitalism, heal thyself and Awakening Capitalism: A Paradigm Shift, are available on SSRN.
He has hosted symposia on Corporate Governance and Climate Change,The Sustainable Corporation, Agency Theory: Still Viable?, Future of Financial Disintermediation, Future of Sovereign Wealth Funds, and SMEs & Sustainability. He is on the board of Wake Forest's Center for Energy, Environment, and Sustainability (CEES).
He has also been a visiting law professor at Universidad de Los Andes (Bogotá, Colombia), the University of Michigan, the University of Padova (Italy), the University of Bergamo (Italy), and Brooklyn Law School.
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 have two children. … Read more »