Jeffrey Manns

Portrait of Jeffrey Manns
Professor of Law
2000 H Street, NW
Washington, District Of Columbia 20052
[email protected]

Jeffrey Manns is a Professor of Law whose teaching and research interests focus on securities regulation, financial institutions, and mergers and acquisitions law. He is a graduate of Yale Law School and received his doctorate from Oxford University, which he attended as a Rhodes Scholar. Professor Manns served as a Senior Editor of the Yale Law Journal and received the Israel H. Peres Prize for the best student publication in the Yale Law Journal. Before joining the law school faculty, he clerked on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit and practiced law in Washington, D.C.

Professor Manns serves as the Faculty Director of the Center for Law, Economics, and Finance (C-LEAF). In this role he oversees program development in business and finance law, fundraises for C-LEAF and the law school, and organizes conferences and events, including collaborations with Stanford Business School, Berkeley Law School, and Princeton University during the past academic year. 

Professor Manns also serves as the Co-Director of the Business and Finance Law LLM program and has a courtesy appointment as a Professor of Finance in the George Washington University School of Business. His most recent articles question the value of Delaware corporate law compared to that of other statesassess the value-added by lawyers in merger agreements, and analyze the potential and limits of clearinghouses for over-the-counter derivatives. His current projects include empirical studies on the independence of business regulators and corporate directors, as well as an assessment of the degree of editorial churning and inefficiency in merger agreement drafting.



BA, University of Virginia; DPhil, Oxford University; JD, Yale University