Professor of Business Law
Harvard Business School
Guhan Subramanian is the Joseph Flom Professor of Law and Business at the Harvard Law School and the Douglas Weaver Professor of Business Law at the Harvard Business School.
is the first person to hold tenured appointments at both HLS and HBS
At HLS he teaches courses in negotiations and corporate law.
At HBS he teaches courses in the MBA program as well as several executive education programs, such as Making Corporate Boards More Effective, Strategic Negotiations, and Changing the Game.
He is the faculty chair for the JD/MBA program at Harvard University and a member of the Executive Committee of the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School.
Prior to joining the Harvard faculty he spent three years at McKinsey & Company in their New York, Boston, and Washington, D.C. offices.
Professor Subramanian's research
explores topics in negotiations, corporate dealmaking, and corporate governance.
has published articles in the Stanford
Law Review, the Yale Law Journal
, the Harvard
Law Review, and the Journal of Legal Studies
, among other places.
is also a co-author of Commentaries and Cases on the Law of Business Organization
, a leading textbook on corporate law.
work has been featured in the Wall Street Journal's
"Heard on the Street" column, the New York Times
, the American Lawyer, The Daily Deal, and Corporate Control Alert.
has been involved in recent public-company deals such as Oracle's
$10.3 billion hostile takeover bid for PeopleSoft; Cox Enterprises'
$8.9 billion freeze-out of the minority shareholders in Cox Communications; and the $6.6 billion leveraged buyout of Toys "R" Us.
also advises individuals, boards of directors, and management teams on issues of dealmaking and corporate governance.
Professor Subramanian holds an A.B. in Economics (magna cum laude) from Harvard College, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa; an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School; and a J.D. from Harvard Law School (magna cum laude), where he was an editor of the Harvard Law Review and a winner of the Ames Moot Court Competition.
He is formerly a Fellow of the Harvard Negotiation Research Project and an Olin Fellow for research in law and economics, both at Harvard Law School.
He is a member of the New York Bar Association and the American Law & Economics Association.