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July 31, 2020

ABA publishes ‘The Best of The Business Lawyer: 75 Years of Corporate Law’

CHICAGO, July 31, 2020 — In recognition of 75 years of The Business Lawyer law journal, the ABA Business Law Section has published a new book, “The Best of The Business Lawyer.” This compilation, edited by Karl John Ege and John F. Olson, represents a selection of the most significant articles on corporate law and corporate governance published in The Business Lawyer since its first publication in July 1946.

From chapters on the role of the corporation in society and the business judgment rule to mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and the role of corporate counsel, this compilation presents scholarship from distinguished authors and impactful works that have shaped business law in the boardroom and in court.

As the premier business law journal, The Business Lawyer has been a major contributor to the scholarship surrounding corporate law and its editors and authors have been distinguished scholars and practitioners who have notably impacted the areas of business law. The selected articles in the new compilation cover the increasing focus on the duties and responsibilities of officers and directors and their relationship to shareholders, including:

  • The role of corporation in society
  • Federal vs. state corporate law
  • Corporate management
  • The business judgment rule
  • Officers and shareholders
  • Role of the SEC
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Role of counsel

The editors: Karl John Ege is senior counsel at Perkins Coie LLP in Seattle. Prior to returning to private legal practice, Ege was general counsel of Russell Investments. John F. Olson is a founding partner of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher’s Washington, D.C., office. Olson represents business organizations in corporate governance, securities, finance and M&A matters.

Title:                     “The Best of The Business Lawyer: 75 Years of Corporate Law
Publisher:              ABA Business Law Section
Pages:                   1,162 pages
Product Code:       5070784
ISBN:                     978-1-64105-709-7
Size:                      7x10
Binding:                Paperback
Price:                     $129.95
Orders:                  800-285-2221 or

Editor’s note: Author interviews and review copies of this book are available by emailing Katrina Krause at [email protected]. If you publish a review of this book, please send tear sheets or a copy for our files to Katrina Krause, ABA Business Law Section, 321 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL 60654

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