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Prof. Lipton to lead faculty research at Tulane Law

July 26, 2021 3:00 PM



Tulane Law Prof. Ann Lipton has been named Associate Dean for Faculty Research. 

An ambitious and entrepreneurial scholar, Lipton’s sharp eye for emerging issues and her exceptional command of theory, doctrine and empirical methods has placed her research at the leading edge of her field. 

“As a creative and energetic scholar whose work is remaking her field and drawing international attention, Ann is perfectly suited to help lead efforts to support and promote faculty scholarship,” said Law Dean David Meyer. “I’m grateful to Ann for taking on this important leadership role.”

In 2016, Lipton was appointed as the inaugural Michael Fleishman Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship and Business Law, and in 2017 was appointed to a one-year term as the Gordon Gamm Faculty Scholar. Her scholarship has appeared in the Georgetown Law Journal, Vanderbilt Law Review, Washington University Law Review, Wisconsin Law Review, and numerous other journals. 

This spring, her article Not Everything Is about Investors: The Case for Mandatory Stakeholder Disclosure, published in the Yale Journal on Regulation, was named one of the 10 best articles of 2020 by Corporate Practice Commentator. 

Early in her career, 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.

Recognized by senior figures in her field as “the leader of the next generation” of corporate scholars and “a must read on securities litigation,” Lipton has also brought her expertise to bear in public discourse for the benefit of a wider audience through her regular commentary in Business Law Prof Blog, social media, and the national media, including in the past month alone The Los Angeles Times, Fortune, Bloomberg, Reuters, and The Financial Times

Within Tulane, she annually hosts the Tulane Corporate and Securities Roundtable and has played a key role in building interdisciplinary bridges with Tulane’s Murphy Institute as a core member of the Institute’s affiliated faculty.  She is also a gifted classroom teacher and was honored by the 2021 graduating class with the Felix Frankfurter Award for Distinguished Teaching, the Law School’s highest teaching honor.

As Associate Dean for Faculty Research, Lipton will help advance the scholarly excellence and impact of our faculty by cultivating a vibrant intellectual life within the Law School through workshops, lectures, and symposia, promoting Tulane faculty scholarship both internally and externally, and otherwise supporting a culture of lively scholarly engagement across the faculty.