Faculty Profiles

George  S. Georgiev

George S. Georgiev

Associate Professor of Law

Areas of Expertise

Business Law, Corporate Governance, Securities Regulation, Mergers & Acquisitions, Corporate Finance, Executive Compensation

Curriculum Vitae

George S. Georgiev teaches and writes about business law. His current research examines various topics at the intersection of corporate governance and securities regulation, including questions about the design and performance of the SEC disclosure regime. His courses include Business Associations, Contracts, and Corporate Governance. 

Professor Georgiev joined the Emory faculty in 2016 after serving as a visiting assistant professor at the University of California, Los Angeles School of Law. Before entering the legal academy, he spent close to six years as a transactional lawyer with Sullivan & Cromwell LLP and Clifford Chance LLP. While in practice, he advised on large cross-border M&A deals and on numerous financing transactions for corporations and sovereigns, including landmark transactions such as the recapitalizations of several large banks during and after the 2008 global financial crisis. 

Professor Georgiev received his JD from Yale Law School, where he served on the Yale Journal on Regulation and the Yale Journal of International Law. He also holds an MA in economics from the University of Munich and a BA, summa cum laude, in economics and international relations from Colgate University. He is a member of the New York bar.

Professor Georgiev’s research appears in the Boston College Law Review, UCLA Law Review, Utah Law Review, Minnesota Law Review (online), and other journals. He has been quoted in various media outlets, including the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Financial Times, BBC, and Bloomberg

Education: JD, Yale Law School; MA, University of Munich, BA, Colgate University

"Securities Disclosure As Soundbite: The Case of CEO Pay Ratios", 60 Boston College Law Review 1123 (2019) (with Steven A. Bank) (SSRN)

"Too Big to Disclose: Firm Size and Materiality Blindspots in Securities Regulation", 64 UCLA Law Review 604 (2017) (SSRN)

"Paying High for Low Performance" (with Steven A. Bank), 100 Minnesota Law Review Headnotes 14 (2016) (SSRN) 

"Shareholder vs. Investor Primacy in Federal Corporate Governance", 62 UCLA Law Review Discourse 71 (2014) (SSRN)

"Contagious Efficiency: The Growing Reliance on U.S.-Style Antitrust Settlements in EU Law", 2007 Utah Law Review 971 (2007) (SSRN)

Book Chapter, "Saluka v. Czech Republic" in The Reasons Requirement in International Investment Arbitration: Critical Case Studies 149-190 (G. Aguilar-Alvarez & W.M. Reisman eds, 2008) (SSRN)

Comment, The Reformed CFIUS Regulatory Framework: Mediating Between Continued Openness to Foreign Investment and National Security, 25 Yale Journal on Regulation 125 (2008) (SSRN)

Comment, Bridging the Divide? The European Court of First Instance Judgment in GE/Honeywell, 31 Yale Journal of International Law 598 (2006) (SSRN)

Macroeconomic Fundamentals and Net Portfolio Investment Between Developed Regions (with N. Simpson & M. Tomljanovich), 8 (2) International Finance 303 (2005) (peer reviewed)