Cathy Hwang is Resident Academic Fellow at Stanfordâ€™s Rock Center for Corporate Governance, a joint initiative of Stanford Law School and Stanfordâ€™s Graduate School of Business. Her teaching interests include business associations, contracts, securities regulation, and mergers and acquisitions. Her research interests center on business law, and, in particular, mergers and acquisitions, contracts, and innovations in deal structures and financial products. Her current research focuses on the role of ancillary agreements in complex mergers and acquisitions.
Cathy received her bachelorâ€™s degree in Economics and International Relations from Pomona College and her J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School. While in law school, she served as Managing Editor of the Chicago Journal of International Law and was an extern to Judge Alex Kozinski (then Chief) of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Before joining Stanford, Cathy practiced in the mergers and acquisitions group at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP in New York.