Gregory H. Shill
Gregory H. Shill is a Professor of Law at the University of Iowa College of Law. He is an expert in corporate law and corporate governance, securities regulation, contract law, transportation law and policy, and local government law. His work has been published widely in academic journals, including the NYU Law Review and UCLA Law Review, as well as in popular outlets like The Atlantic. His academic articles have been cited by federal and state courts, including the Delaware Court of Chancery, and his commentary has been featured in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, American Lawyer, NPR, NBC, CNBC, Planet Money, Freakonomics Radio, Slate, and other news media.
Professor Shill’s work is deeply interdisciplinary. In addition to his primary appointment at the College of Law, he holds secondary faculty appointments in Economics at the Tippie College of Business and at the College of Engineering’s Driving Safety Research Institute. He is a Co-Investigator with colleagues from the College of Public Health on a project with grant support from the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention focused on older-driver safety. With Jeffrey Lin, an economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, he co-hosts the scholarship podcast Densely Speaking: Conversations About Cities, Economics & Law.
Professor Shill joined the College of Law faculty in 2017 from a fellowship at Harvard Law School in the Program on Corporate Governance. He has also been a fellow at NYU School of Law and a Visiting Scholar at the American Bar Foundation. In spring 2022, he taught at Washington University (St. Louis) School of Law as a Visiting Professor.
Professor Shill received a J.D. from Harvard Law School. Prior to entering academia, he practiced appellate and white collar litigation at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher in New York and London and corporate law at Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft in New York. He holds a B.A. from Columbia University and an M.A. from the Jewish Theological Seminary, and he clerked on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit for Judge Jennifer W. Elrod.
Research and Teaching:
- Business Associations
- Corporate Governance & Control
- Securities Regulation
- Local Government Law
- Transportation Law & Policy
Recent and Forthcoming Scholarship (more available on SSRN)
- The Social Costs (and Benefits) of Dual-Class Stock, 75 Alabama Law Review __ (forthcoming 202X)
- First Principles in Transportation Law and Policy (book chapter) (forthcoming 2023) (with Jonathan Levine)
- The Geography of Human Capital Management, 77 Business Lawyer 679 (2022)
- Regulating the Pedestrian Safety Crisis, 97 N.Y.U. Law Review Online 194 (2022) (see also Penn Law & Governance roundtable discussion)
- The Puzzle and Persistence of Biglaw Clustering, 23 Theoretical Inquiries in Law 191 (2022) (see also post on the Columbia corporate governance blog)
- Diversity, ESG, and Latent Board Power, 46 Delaware Journal of Corporate Law 255 (2022) (with Matthew Strand)
- Rewriting Our Nation’s Deadly Traffic Manual, 135 Harvard Law Review Forum 1 (2021) (with Sara Bronin)
- The Future of Law and Transportation, 106 Iowa Law Review 2107 (2021)
- Congressional Securities Trading, 96 Indiana Law Journal 313 (2020) (see also post on the Harvard corporate governance blog)
- The Independent Board as Shield, 77 Washington & Lee Law Review 1811 (2020)
- Should Law Subsidize Driving?, 95 N.Y.U. Law Review 498 (2020) (see also review in JOTWELL)
- Transportation Safety in a Second-Best Environment, University of Minnesota Center for Transportation Studies Future of Mobility Series (2023)
- How Vehicular Intimidation Became the Norm, The Atlantic, November 3, 2020
- Americans Shouldn't Have to Drive, But the Law Insists on It, The Atlantic, July 9, 2019
- Unsafe Streets' New Liability, 2 Vision Zero Cities: International Journal of Traffic Safety Innovation 37 (2017)
Filed Public Comments:
- Public Comment on Request for Comments on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s New Car Assessment Program; Docket ID: NHTSA-2021-0002-0482, filed May 25, 2022
- Public Comment on Proposed Revisions to the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices for Streets and Highways; Revision Docket ID: FHWA-2020-0001 Regulation Identifier Number (RIN) 2125-AF85, filed May 14, 2021 (with Sara Bronin)