Professor of Law
Professor Gold’s primary research interests address legal theory and the law of corporations. Following graduation from Duke University School of Law, he clerked with the Honorable Daniel Manion of the Seventh Circuit, and with the Honorable Loren Smith of the Court of Federal Claims. After his clerkships, he joined Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, where he practiced corporate litigation. Professor Gold's article, "A Property Theory of Contract," was lead article in the 2009 volume of the Northwestern University Law Review. His work has recently been published in the William and Mary, U.C. Davis, and Maryland law reviews, and is forthcoming in the University of Toronto Law Journal. He is also co-editor of a new book on fiduciary theory, Philosophical Foundations of Fiduciary Law (Oxford University Press, forthcoming in 2014). In 2007 and 2013, Professor Gold received the College of Law's Award for Excellence in Scholarship, and, in 2010, he received the Award for Excellence in Teaching. During the 2011-2012 academic year, Professor Gold was a Visiting Scholar at Harvard Law School, and in Fall 2011, he was an HLA Hart Visiting Fellow at the University of Oxford. His scholarship has focused on contract theory; private law theory; fiduciary duties in corporate law; and Section 10(b) of the Securities Exchange Act.
BA, Dartmouth College; JD, Duke University