Professor Alan Schwartz is a Sterling Professor at Yale University, one of only 27 such professors in the University. His appointments are in the Yale Law School and the Yale School of Management. Professor Schwartz’s academic specialties include corporate finance and corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, bankruptcy, and commercial transactions. He has published numerous articles and books in these fields and has been identified, by the Institute of Scientific Information, as being in the top one half of one percent of social scientists worldwide in total citations. Professor Schwartz has been President of the American Law and Economics Association and Editor of The Journal of Law, Economics and Organization. He is currently a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Professor Schwartz serves on the board of Cleveland Cliffs, Inc., a New York Stock Exchange Corporation. He currently is Chair of the Cliffs Finance Committee and serves on its Audit Committee. Professor Schwartz has served on the Board of Rohn Industries, a telecom company whose shares traded on NASDAQ. He has chaired the Rohn Audit Committee and, for a short while, also chaired its Board. Professor Schwartz consults as an expert in corporate, bankruptcy, and commercial transaction cases.