Faith Stevelman

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Visiting Professor

Phone: (206) 685-3666

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Professor Stevelman joined the faculty in 2013 as a Visiting Professor and Director of the Program on Law, Business and Entrepreneurship. Prior to UW, she taught business law for over twenty years at Cornell, Georgetown -- as the Sloan Visiting Research Professor, '03-'04, Seattle University and at New York Law School, her home school. In 2006, Professor Stevelman founded and assumed the Directorship of NYLS' Center on Business Law and Policy (now the "Center on Business and Financial Law"). At NYLS she was twice awarded the Otto Walter Faculty Scholarship Award, in 2008 and 2010, for articles on mergers and acquisitions and procedure in Delaware corporate law cases. The former articles have been cited by the Delaware courts and consulted by the Delaware Bar Association in considering potential legislative reforms to the Delaware General Corporate Law.

In 2008 Professor Stevelman was a participant in a UN consultation on Business and Human Rights convened by Kennedy School Professor John Ruggie. In 2009 she testified before the House Financial Services Committee in favor of the Extractive Industries Transparency and Disclosure Act, which was enacted as part of the Dodd-Frank legislation. She has served on the Executive Committee of the Business Associations Section of the AALS and is petitioning the AALS to establish a new section on "Global Finance, Multinationals and Social Cost."

Anticipating the contemporary movement to require public reporting of corporate political contributions, in her first article published in the UCLA Law Review in 1997, Professor Stevelman called upon the SEC to require mandatory disclosure of corporate donations to politically active nonprofits. Prior to commencing teaching, from 1989 to 1993, Professor Stevelman was a transactional attorney on Wall Street in the corporate department of Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson. She credits her Ph.D. work at Yale, in early modern history, for fueling her continued fascination with the intersection of law, finance, commerce and culture.

In her rare spare time, Professor Stevelman rides a horse she leases in Redmond and is exploring her newly adopted city of Seattle where she "could not be happier."

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