Lawrence A. Cunningham

Larry Cunningham

Lawrence A. Cunningham

Henry St. George Tucker III Research Professor of Law Emeritus


Office Phone: (212) 506-2203

Professor Cunningham has written dozens of books and scores of articles on a wide range of subjects in law and business. These include best-selling books such as The Essays of Warren Buffett (in collaboration with Warren Buffett) and The AIG Story (written with Hank Greenberg) and influential research articles on accounting and corporate governance. Before retiring from GW in 2022 at age 60, Cunningham founded and for many years directed GWNY, GW Law's innovative boot camp for aspiring Wall Street lawyers.

Professor Cunningham has served on several public company boards, including currently Markel Group (New York Stock Exchange), a global insurance and investment company, as vice chairman of Constellation Software Inc. (Toronto Stock Exchange), owner and operator of nearly one-thousand vertical market software businesses, and Kelly Partners Group (Australian Stock Exchange), owner and operator of nearly one hundred independent accountancy firms.

Before becoming a professor, Cunningham practiced corporate law with Cravath, Swaine & Moore in New York from 1988 to 1994, where his practice areas included corporate governance, M&A, finance, and international. In 2018, Professor Cunningham received the B. Kenneth West Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD).

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In the News

"Anti-Woke Brands Fuel Conservative Shopping Ecosystem Rise (1)"

Lawrence Cunningham was quoted by Bloomberg Law in a conversation about politics and pursestrings.

"SVB's Implosion Has Tech Companies Reeling. Here's What They Should Do"

Lawrence Cunningham was quoted by the National Law Journal regarding the demise of startup financing cornerstone Silicon Valley Bank.

"Mayer Brown Adds 2 Longtime Corporate & Securities Pros"

Law360 covered the news that Lawrence Cunningham will be joining Mayer Brown LLP as special counsel in New York.

BA, Economics, University of Delaware; JD, Yeshiva University