Michael R. Siebecker
Corporations and Corporate Governance
First Amendment Law
Corporate Social Responsibility
B.A., magna cum laude, Yale University
J.D., Columbia Law School
LL.M., Columbia Law School
M.Phil., Columbia University
Ph.D., Columbia University
After graduating magna cum laude from Yale University, Professor Siebecker earned a J.D. and LL.M. from Columbia Law School where he was both a James Kent Scholar and a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar. As a President’s Fellow at the Columbia University Graduate School, he received a Ph.D. in Political Science. Prior to teaching at the University of Florida College of Law from 2005 through 2012, Prof. Siebecker spent four years at the New York firm of Cravath, Swaine & Moore as an associate in both the litigation and corporate departments.
Prof. Siebecker’s research addresses the intersection of law and political theory, focusing primarily in the areas of corporate law, securities regulation, corporate social responsibility, and corporate speech. His widely quoted publications appear in a variety of leading journals, treatises, and books, including the SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA LAW REVIEW, the GEORGE WASHINGTON LAW REVIEW, the WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY LAW REVIEW, the WILLIAM & MARY LAW REVIEW, the OHIO STATE LAW JOURNAL, the ALABAMA LAW REVIEW, and the FIRST AMENDMENT HANDBOOK. Previously, Professor Siebecker represented a group of socially responsible investment firms as amicus curiae in Nike v. Kasky, a commercial speech case before the U.S. Supreme Court.
- Bridging Troubled Waters: Linking Corporate Efficiency and Political Legitimacy Through a Discourse Theory of the Firm, 75 Ohio State Law Journal 103 (2014).
- A New Discourse Theory of the Firm After Citizens United, 79 George Washington Law Review 102 (2010).
- Trust & Transparency: Promoting Efficient Corporate Disclosure Through Fiduciary-Based Discourse, 87 Washington University Law Review 115 (2009).
- Building a “New Institutional” Approach to Corporate Speech, 59 Alabama Law Review 247 (2008) (lead article), reprinted in First Amendment Law Handbook 1051(Rodney M. Smolla ed. 2009).
- Corporate Speech, Securities Regulation and an Institutional Approach to the First Amendment, 48 Willaim and Mary Law Review (2006), reprinted in First Amendment Law Handbook 601 (Rodney M. Smolla ed. 2008), quoted in Bulldog Investors v. Galvin, 23 Mass. L. Rptr. 413, available at 2007 WL 4647112, at *5 (Mass. Super. Ct. 2007).