David Webber

Professor of Law; Associate Dean, Intellectual Life, School of Law

David H. Webber is the author of The Rise of the Working-Class Shareholder: Labor’s Last Best Weapon, published by Harvard University Press in April 2018. Webber has toured extensively for the book, and has published op-eds about it in the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Chicago Tribune, the Los Angeles Times, In These Times, and elsewhere. He has been interviewed about the book and related work on Bloomberg Radio, CSPAN’s BookTV, Forbes, Nightly Business Report, NPR’s Marketplace, Rorotoko, de Volkskrant, Calcalist, The Majority Report with Sam Seder, The David Pakman Show, Knowledge@Wharton Business Radio, Splinter News, Agence France-Presse, Reuters, and others.

Webber co-edited a second book, Research Handbook on Representative Shareholder Litigation (Elgar), forthcoming this year. He has published scholarly articles including “The Use and Abuse of Labor’s Capital” in the New York University Law Review and “The Plight of the Individual Investor in Securities Class Actions” in the Northwestern University Law Review, with additional work forthcoming in the Vanderbilt Law Reviewand elsewhere. Webber has presented his research at the Harvard Stanford Yale Junior Faculty Forum, the Conference on Empirical Legal Studies, and the American Law and Economics Association conference, among others.

Webber is the winner of Boston University School of Law’s 2017 Michael Melton Award for Teaching Excellence. He also co-teaches the Pensions and Capital Stewardship course for the Harvard Trade Union program at Harvard Law School. He is a graduate of Columbia and NYU Law School, where he was an editor for the law review.