Ann M. Lipton

Michael M. Fleishman Professor in Business Law and Entrepreneurship

Associate Dean for Faculty Research
Office Address
Weinmann Hall, 259-A

Education & Affiliations

AB, Phi Beta Kappa, with distinction, 1995, Stanford University
JD, magna cum laude, 2000, Harvard Law School


Ann M. Lipton is the law school's Associate Dean for Faculty Research, an appointment she received in 2021. 

An experienced securities and corporate litigator who has handled class actions involving some of the world’s largest companies, she joined the Tulane Law faculty in 2015 after two years as a visiting assistant professor at Duke University School of Law. In 2016, she was named as Tulane's first Michael M. Fleishman Professor in Business Law and Entrepreneurship, and the following academic year she was named the Gordon Gamm Faculty Scholar, an appointment for early-career Tulane Law professors which provides the resources to expand their research and engagement with other scholars and the broader public. In 2020, one of her articles made the Corporate Practice Commentator's list of the 10 Best Articles of the year.

Lipton clerked for U.S. Supreme Court Justice David Souter and 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Edward Becker before handling securities and corporate litigation at the trial and appellate levels at law firms in New York City. She also worked briefly for the Securities and Exchange Commission. 

As a scholar, Lipton explores corporate governance, the relationships between corporations and investors, and the role of corporations in society. Her articles have appeared in the Journal of Corporation Law, the Fordham Law Review, and the Georgetown Law Journal, among other publications.  Beginning with the Ninth Edition, she became one of the authors of the Securities Regulation: Cases and Materials casebook published by Aspen Publishers.  She also blogs regularly for the Business Law Prof Blog


Selected Publications

Shareholder Divorce Court, 44 J. Corp. L. 297 (2018)

Manufactured Consent: The Problem of Arbitration Clauses in Corporate Charters and Bylaws, 104 Geo. L.J. 583 (2016)

Slouching Towards Monell: The Disappearance of Vicarious Liability Under Section 10(b), 92 Wash. U. L. Rev. 1261 (2015)  

Other Legal Writing

What We Talk About When We Talk About Shareholder Primacy, 69 Case W. Res. L. Rev.  863 (2019)

Family Loyalty: Mutual Fund Voting and Fiduciary Obligation, 19 Tenn. J. Bus. L. 175 (2017)