Steven Davidoff Solomon is a professor at the University of California, Berkeley School of Law. Professor Solomon writes a weekly column for The New York Times as The Deal Professor and on-line for the N.Y. Times Dealbook.
Professor Solomon’s research focuses on financial regulation, hedge funds and private equity, mergers and acquisitions, deals and deal theory, and jurisdictional competition. He has a particular interest in international issues and interdisciplinary research in law and finance. He writes in trade journals, lectures, has testified before the U.S. Senate, and is frequently quoted in the national media on issues related to our capital markets and mergers and acquisitions. The National Association of Corporate Directors has twice named him as one of the 100 most influential people in the United States corporate boardroom community.
Prior to entering academia, Professor Davidoff Solomon practiced as an attorney for about 10 years with Shearman & Sterling in its New York and London offices and with Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in its London office.
Professor Davidoff Solomon graduated from the Columbia University School of Law, where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar. He received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania, cum laude. He has a master’s degree in finance from the London Business School. He lives in Berkeley with his wife, Rabbi Idit Solomon, and their two daughters.