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Charles K. Whitehead

Contact Information
Cornell University
222 Myron Taylor Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853-4901

Phone: (607) 255-9498
Fax: (607) 255-7193
Charles K. Whitehead Myron C. Taylor Alumni Professor of Business Law

Professional Biography

Charles K. Whitehead specializes in the law relating to corporations, financial markets, and strategic transactions. After clerking for the Hon. Ellsworth A. Van Graafeiland, U.S. Court of Appeals (2nd Circuit), Professor Whitehead practiced in the United States, Europe, and Asia as outside counsel and general counsel of several multinational financial institutions. Before joining Cornell, he was on the faculty of the Boston University School of Law and was a research fellow at Columbia Law School. He was recently the first "foreign expert" visiting professor at Peking University Law School. Professor Whitehead's current scholarship focuses on the financial markets, financial regulation, and corporate governance.


B.A. magna cum laude, Cornell University
J.D., Columbia Law School (James Kent Scholar; Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar)