Widener Law Professor Lawrence A. Hamermesh
has been appointed chairman of the Committee on Corporate Practice of the American Bar Association section of business law. The appointment will become effective in mid-August at the close of the ABA's annual meeting. The committee has a membership of more than 320 people.
Professor Hamermesh is the Ruby R. Vale Professor of Corporate and Business Law at Widener's Delaware campus and he directs the Widener Institute of Delaware Corporate and Business Law. He joined the faculty of the law school in 1994 after serving as partner at Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell in Wilmington for 10 years.
He teaches and writes in the areas of corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, securities regulation, business organizations, corporate takeovers and professional responsibility. Professor Hamermesh is a frequently quoted source on matters of corporate and securities business news and has appeared in such publications as The New York Times, the Wall Street Journal and Financial Times.