Lawrence A. Cunningham

Lawrence Cunningham
Title:
Henry St. George Tucker III Research Professor of Law; Director, C-LEAF in New York
Address:
2000 H Street, NW
Washington, District Of Columbia 20052
Phone:
202-994-0732
Fax:
202-994-5614
Email:
lacunningham@law.gwu.edu

Background

Lawrence A. Cunningham is an authority on corporate governance, corporate culture, and corporate law, and teaches business-related courses that span these fields. He has written dozens of books and scores of articles on a wide range of subjects in law and business. These include the leading textbook on accounting used in law schools, a popular narrative on contracts, and best-selling books on Berkshire Hathaway and Warren Buffett (The Essays of Warren Buffett: Lessons for Corporate America and Berkshire Beyond Buffett: The Enduring Value of Values). His extensive work has been published in top university reviews such as Columbia Law Review, influential professional journals such as Directors & Boards, and mainstream media such as The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal.

Beyond his extensive writings on corporate governance, Professor Cunningham regularly advises corporate boards, is a director of a private investment company, has twice been nominated by shareholders mounting proxy contests to join corporate boards, and serves on several non-profit boards as well.  

Before joining GW in 2007, Professor Cunningham taught at Boston College Law School, where he served a two-year term as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. From 1992 to 2002, he taught at Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, where he served a five-year term as Director of the Heyman Center on Corporate Governance and received the Professor of the Year Award in 2000. Professor Cunningham has also taught or visited at Columbia, Fordham, St. John's, and Vanderbilt, as well as Central European University, Hebrew University, University of Navarra, and Oxford. Before entering academia, he practiced corporate law with Cravath, Swaine & Moore in New York.

Education

BA, Economics, University of Delaware; JD Yeshiva University