Charles K. Whitehead

Myron C. Taylor Alumni Professor of Business Law
Charles Whitehead
Contact Information
Cornell University
222 Myron Taylor Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853-4901

Phone: (607) 255-9498

Gina Jackson
Cornell Law School
315 Myron Taylor Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853-4901

Professional Biography

Charles K. Whitehead specializes in the law relating to corporations, financial markets, and business 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. His practice included representation involving IPOs and other exempt and registered securities offerings (from start-ups to seasoned global issuers), acquisitions and other strategic transactions, derivatives and other complex financial instruments, and loan and other credit transactions.

Before joining Cornell, he was on the faculty of the Boston University School of Law and was a research fellow at Columbia 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)