Professor Andrew Verstein publishes article on investor time horizons in the Seattle University Law Review


 Professor Andrew Verstein’s  “Wrong-Termism, Right-Termism, and the Liability Structure of Investor Time Horizons,” is among 14 articles published in the Seattle University Law Review Berle Issue: Investor Times Horizons.

Professor Verstein’s article explores investor time horizons in the context of business and the economy. Ultimately, Verstein’s article argues “…We should avoid characterizing the time horizon problem in a manner that subtly endorses some contested perspective on the appropriate time horizon. Rather than investigating excessive ‘short-termism’ or ‘long-termism,’ our starting point should be the broader category of ‘wrong-termism.’”

Professor Verstein teaches and writes in the areas of contract law, corporate law, and securities and commodities regulation and litigation. His articles have been or will be published in the Yale Law Journal, The University of Chicago Law Review, The Virginia Law Review, the Michigan Law Review, the Northwestern University Law Review, and other journals.  Some representative projects include person-to-person lending and crowdfunding, financial indices and benchmarks such as Libor, and market abuse in securities and commodities markets, investor time horizons, the intersection between national security and corporate governance, the functional role of business entities, and the treatment of mixed motives in the law. His scholarship is available at:

Professor Verstein frequently discusses financial law topics in the media, such as on CNBC’s Squawk Box and Worldwide Exchange, the BBC’s World Report, and in Bloomberg and the Wall Street Journal. Before joining the Wake Forest faculty, Professor Verstein taught at the Yale Law School, where he was John R. Raben/Sullivan & Cromwell Executive Director of the Center for the Study of Corporate Law. He has also taught at Fudan University and East China University of Political Science & Law in Shanghai. He graduated summa cum laude from Dartmouth College and received his law degree from Yale Law School, where he was a Coker Fellow.