Cathy Hwang

Professor of Law, University of Virginia School of Law

Cathy Hwang is a professor at the University of Virginia School of Law. Her research centers on business law, including mergers and acquisitions, corporate contracts, and corporate governance.

Three of her articles have been selected by scholars in the field as one of the top ten corporate and securities law articles of the year, from among the 400+ articles published each year. Her work has been published by the Columbia Law Review, California Law Review, the University of Pennsylvania Law Review, Virginia Law Review, and Northwestern University Law Review, among others.

Prior to joining the Virginia faculty, Hwang taught at the University of Utah, where she was awarded the University’s highest teaching prize for early-career faculty. She has also served as a visiting professor at the University of California, Berkeley, and was an academic fellow at the Rock Center for Corporate Governance, a joint initiative of Stanford Law School and the Graduate School of Business.

Hwang received her undergraduate degree in economics and international relations from Pomona College and her J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School. After law school, she practiced in the mergers and acquisitions group at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher and Flom in New York.

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