Tamara Belinfanti

Professor, New York Law School

Tamara Belinfanti is an Associate Professor of Law at New York Law School and Co-Director of the law school’s Centre for Business and Financial Law. In 2013, she was named an Aspen Ideas Scholar for her research on the roles and rights of corporations in the broader societal sphere. She teaches “Contracts,” “Corporations” and “Corporate Practice Skills” and her scholarship focuses on corporate governance design from both a doctrinal and socio-legal perspective. Tamara is frequently invited to present at both academic and industry conferences. Recent presentations include the Law & Society Association – Emerging Approaches to Corporate Governance; The Aspen Institute Business & Society Program – Rethinking “Shareholder Value” and the Purpose of the Firm; and The Arts & Business Council: Arts Leadership Institute – The Legal Responsibilities of Non-Profit Boards. Prior to entering academia, Tamara practiced corporate law at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP, where she counselled domestic and international clients on general corporate and U.S. securities regulation matters. While at Cleary she also served as co-editor of the securities law treatise, U.S. Regulation of the International Securities & Derivatives Market (Aspen, 2003).

Tamara is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Brooklyn Museum and of Chelsea Day School and serves on the advisory council of GlobalGiving. Tamara received her Juris Doctor, cum laude, from Harvard Law School in 2000.

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