David Webber

Associate Professor, School of Law

  • Title Associate Professor, School of Law
  • Office 617-358-6194
  • Education B.A., Columbia University
    J.D., New York University School of Law

David H. Webber’s research focuses on shareholder activism and corporate governance, with a particular emphasis on shareholder rights and shareholder litigation. Webber’s work has been cited numerous times by other academics and has been anthologized in Securities Law Review and Corporate Practice Commentator. He has presented his research at several international academic conferences, including the Conference on Empirical Legal Studies and the American Law and Economics Association conference, and published in leading scholarly journals including the Northwestern University Law Review, the Delaware Journal of Corporate Law, and the Boston University Law Review. Webber’s work has also been cited in leading federal cases arising out of the financial crisis, including Richman v. Goldman Sachs and the In re Countrywide Securities Litigation, and by the Delaware Chancery Court in In re Del Monte Foods, a leading case on mergers and acquisitions.

Professor Webber has been interviewed on a range of corporate governance and securities law issues by Nightly Business Report, NPR’s Marketplace, Agence France-Presse, Reuters, and others. He has testified about pension governance issues in California and New Hampshire, and has spoken at numerous practitioner-oriented conferences. He is a founding member of the Boston University Center for Finance, Law & Policy.

Professor Webber joined BU Law from New York University Law School and the NYU Stern School of Business, where he was a Wagner Fellow at the Pollack Center for Law and Business. Prior to his fellowship, he litigated corporate and securities cases in New York and clerked for Judge Harold A. Ackerman of the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey. Professor Webber holds a B.A., magna cum laude, from Columbia University and a J.D. from the New York University School of Law, where he was a Lederman/Milbank Fellow in Law & Business and an editor for the NYU Law Review. He teaches civil procedure, securities regulation, and a seminar on shareholder activism.

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