Research by Cathy Hwang, an associate professor at the University of Utah’s S.J. Quinney College of Law, has been named among the “Top 10 Best Corporate and Securities Articles” by The Corporate Practice Commentator out of Georgetown University.
Hwang is highlighted for her paper, Unbundled Bargains: Multi-agreement Dealmaking in Complex Mergers and Acquisitions, published in the University of Pennsylvania Law Review.
Her placement on the prestigious Georgetown listing for 2017 puts her among strong academic company —less than 2 percent of articles in the corporate and securities filed earn the Georgetown designation. The list is compiled based on a peer vote and is one of the only peer-approved designations of quality in corporate law —and reflects the choices of law professors teaching in this area from 560 articles.
Also notable is that Hwang is one of only two other pre-tenure professors on the list. Other pre-tenure professors on the list are from Stanford and Michigan.
The latest accolade is among a string of impressive accomplishments by Hwang since she joined the S.J. Quinney College of Law in 2016. In May 2017, she was selected to participate in the Stanford/Yale/Harvard Junior Faculty Forum at Stanford Law School to discuss her paper her paper, Deal Momentum, published in the UCLA Law Review, which explores the role of non-binding agreements in sophisticated, high-value business deals. Papers are selected for the Stanford/Yale/Harvard Junior Faculty Forum through a highly competitive blind review process. During the forum, accomplished senior scholars comment on the merits and methodology of papers to give junior faculty experience in the pursuit of scholarship and the nature of scholarly exchange.
Hwang has quickly established herself as an excellent scholar since arriving at the S.J. Quinney College of Law, said Amelia Rinehart, associate dean of faculty and research development.
“She’s clearly an asset to the College of Law in many ways and we are extremely proud of her early career success,” said Rinehart.
Hwang received her J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School. Prior to joining the faculty at Utah, she was the academic fellow at Stanford University’s Rock Center for Corporate Governance, where she remains affiliated as a non-resident fellow.