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Lawrence A. Cunningham Faculty Member

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  • Henry St. George Tucker III Research Professor of Law, LAW , Law 2007 -
GENERAL/NEW BIO************* Lawrence A. Cunningham has written 20 books, 50 law review articles, and 200 opinion columns. He is an expert on corporate governance, culture, and structure and on the role of shareholders in corporate life. Since 2007, he has been the Tucker Research Professor at The George Washington University Law School in Washington D.C. He is the Founding Faculty Director of GW’s Quality Shareholders Initiative, a research center focused on such investors, and of GWNY, the gold standard in training lawyers for professional practice.****************** Cunningham has written extensively on corporate affairs in university journals and periodicals, including a regular weekly column in MarketWatch called Cunningham’s Quality Investing. He has published many influential books, including The Essays of Warren Buffett: Lessons for Corporate America, in collaboration with Mr. Buffett; The AIG Story, with Hank Greenberg; and Quality Shareholders: How the Best Managers Attract and Keep Them. .****************** Cunningham is Vice Chairman of the Board of Constellation Software Inc., a Toronto Stock Exchange company, and Director and former Treasurer of Ocean Colony LLC, a private resort in East Hampton, New York. Cunningham is a Trustee of the Museum of American Finance; a Member of the Dean’s Council of Lerner College of Business at the University of Delaware; and a Member of the Editorial Board of Financial History. .****************** Cunningham has served on the Boards of Directors of Ashford Hospitality Prime, an NYSE investor in luxury hotels; Pearl West Group, a private investment company in Vancouver; and Strata, a private technology company in Silicon Valley. Cunningham has been nominated on several occasions by shareholders for appointment to boards of directors in contested proxy elections, all of which eventually settled on favorable terms. ********** A former Corporate Associate of Cravath, Swaine & Moore, Cunningham consults for public and private corporations and advises shareholders, management and boards of directors on topics of mutual interest. Cunningham has received numerous awards, including the 2018 B. Kenneth West Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD). A graduate of Girard College, the boarding school in North Philadelphia for poor orphans, and recipient of Girard's 2017 Alumni Award of Merit.

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