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George S. Georgiev

Associate Professor of Law

Areas of Expertise

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


Business Associations, Advanced Corporate Law, Contracts, Corporate Governance, Securities Regulation


George S. Georgiev is a scholar of 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, Advanced Corporate Law, 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, Tulane 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