October 6, 2009 10:59 Age: 5 yrs

Tung Named Robert T. Thompson Professor in Business Law

Emory Law announces the investiture of Professor Frederick Tung as the Robert T. Thompson Professor in Business Law. Emory Law will honor Tung in a formal investiture ceremony at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 7, in the school’s Tull Auditorium. Following the ceremony, Tung will deliver the Thompson Lecture, “Financial Crisis, Financial Regulation and Financial Executives’ Compensation.”

Tung researches and teaches courses in corporate and securities law and bankruptcy, both domestic and international. He has served as a consultant on corporate and commercial law reform for the Ministry of Justice in Ethiopia, the Center for Commercial Law and Economics in Indonesia and the California Law Revision Commission. He also has served as a lecturer in the law department at Peking University. Before entering law teaching, Tung clerked for the Hon. Stanley A. Weigel in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California and then practiced corporate and bankruptcy law with Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher in Los Angeles and San Francisco.

Tung’s recent scholarship includes “Leverage in the Board Room: The Unsung Influence of Private Lenders in Corporate Governance,” forthcoming in the UCLA Law Review, and “What Else Matters for Corporate Governance?: The Case of Bank Monitoring,” in the Boston University Law Review. Other scholarship has appeared in the Northwestern University Law Review, Emory Law Journal, Wisconsin Law Review and the Michigan Journal of International Law. He also has been a permanent blogger with the popular corporate law blog, Conglomerate. He graduated with honors from Harvard Law School and received his undergraduate degree with honors from Cornell University, where he was Phi Beta Kappa and Phi Kappa Phi.

The Robert T. Thompson Professorship in Business Law was established in 1987 in honor of Robert T. Thompson Sr. 51C 52L by this three sons, Robert T. Thompson Jr. 72C 75L 89G, Dr. Randall C. Thompson 76C 80M and David L. Thompson 79C, and his three daughters-in-law.

Thompson Sr. was a leading spokesman for business interests in Washington, D.C. He is founding partner of Thompson, Mann & Hutson, a labor relations firm with offices in Atlanta, Greenville, S.C., and Washington, D.C.

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