Visiting Professor of LawPhone: (410) 706-3291
René Reich-Graefe teaches and writes in the fields of U.S. and international business organizations, corporate governance, and commercial transactions, broadly conceived. His latest research examines the intersections of fiduciary duties, firm theory and calculative trust (as a social-norm behavioral constraint), as well as the legal intermediation and management of innovation collaborations among university, industry and government participants. Current works-in-progress focus on Williamson's economic theory of (non-)calculative trust, the behavior of corporate directors in publicly-held firms, the protection of minority participants in closely-held businesses, a critical examination of vulnerability theory in the context of corporate social responsibility, and the legal organization and institutionalization of hybrid research innovation.
A regular faculty member at the Western New England University School of Law in Springfield, Massachusetts, René has also taught at the University of Connecticut and Northeastern University. He held visiting researcher positions at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario, the Institute of German and European Company & Business Law at the University of Heidelberg in Germany, and the University of Bristol School of Law in England. He is admitted to practice in New York and Germany.