Professor is appointed researcher at European Corporate Governance Institute
Mariana Pargendler, Business Law professor at FGV’s Sao Paulo Law School (Direito SP), is the first Brazilian appointed as a researcher in the European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI), which brings together experts in the field of corporate governance, mostly from the U.S. and Europe.
A total of 71 new members were appointed, chosen for their high-quality academic research in the field of corporate governance, with papers published in relevant journals of the segment, supporting scholars, professionals, and public policy makers in debates on several governance topics. The institute did not have any researchers from Latin America until now.
Pargendler holds a PhD in Law from Yale Law School and from UFRGS, and she is currently a scholar in research productivity from CNPq. Pargendler has taught as visiting professor at Stanford Law School, the University of Pennsylvania School of Law, and the New York University School of Law. Before devoting herself to the academia, she was an associate lawyer at Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP in New York and a researcher at the Millstein Center for Corporate Governance and Performance of Yale School of Management.
Her most recent publications include ‘The Role of the State in Contract Law: The Common-Civil Law Divide’, published in the Yale Journal of International Law; ‘The Corporate Governance Obsession’, published in The Journal of Corporation Law; ‘Governance Challenges of Listed State-Owned Enterprises around the World: National Experiences and a Framework for Reform (alongside Curtis J. Milhaupt)’, published in the Cornell International Law Journal; and the book ‘The Anatomy of Corporate Law: A Comparative and Functional Approach’, published alongside several experts from the U.S., Europe, and Asia by Oxford University Press.