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Khanna, Vikramaditya S.

William W. Cook Professor of Law

3242 South Hall
734.615.6959
E-mail vskhanna@umich.edu

Vikramaditya S. Khanna, the William W. Cook Professor of Law, is faculty director of the Directors' College for Global Business and Law and codirector of the Joint Centre for Global Corporate and Financial Law & Policy, a collaboration between Michigan Law and India's Jindal Global Law School. He earned his SJD at Harvard Law School, where he has been a visiting faculty member. He served as a senior research fellow at Columbia and Yale law schools, and as a visiting scholar at Stanford Law School. He was a recipient of the John M. Olin Faculty Fellowship in 2002–2003. His interest areas include corporate and securities law, corporate crime, law in India, corporate governance in emerging markets, and law and economics. He is the founding and current editor of both India Law Abstracts and White Collar Crime Abstracts on the Social Science Research Network. He has testified before the U.S. Congress and his papers have been published in, or are forthcoming in, the Harvard Law Review, the Journal of Finance, the Michigan Law Review, the Supreme Court Economic Review, the Journal of Empirical Legal Studies, the Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization, the Journal of Econometrics, and the Georgetown Law Journal. News publications in the United States, India, Germany, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom have quoted him. He has given talks at Harvard, Columbia, Stanford, and Yale universities; the University of California, Berkeley; and the Wharton School, as well as to the National Bureau of Economic Research and the American Law and Economics Association. He has presented in the United States, India, China, Turkey, Brazil, and Greece.

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Recent Publications

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"Regulation of Corporate and Securities Laws in India." In Comparative Approaches to Regulation in India and China, edited by S Banganesh and J. DeLislie. Forthcoming.

"An Analysis of Squeeze Out and Going Private Transactions." In Comparative Takeover Regulation, edited by U. Varottil and W. Wan. Forthcoming.

Editor. The Indian Legal Profession in the Age of Globalization. D. B. Wilkins and D. Trubek, editors. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, Forthcoming.

​Co-author. "The Anatomy of Legal Recruitment in India: Tracing the Tracks of Globalization." A. Singh and J. Gingerich, co-authors. In The Indian Legal Profession in the Age of Globalization, edited by D. B. Wilkins, V. S. Khanna, and D. Trubek. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, Forthcoming.
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Co-author. "Passage to India?: Globalization and the Rise of the In House Counsel Movement in India." D. B. Wilkins, co-author. In The Indian Legal Profession in the Age of Globalization, edited by D. B. Wilkins, V. S. Khanna, and D. Trubek. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, Forthcoming.

Co-author. "Mapping Corporate Legal Practice in India." A. Gupta and D. B. Wilkins, co-authors. In The Indian Legal Profession in The Age of Globalization, edited by D. B. Wilkins, V. S. Khanna, and D. Trubek. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, Forthcoming.

"Class Actions in India?: Enforcement of Corporate and Securities Laws." In Enforcement of Corporate and Securities Law: China and the World, edited by N. C. Howson and R. H. Huang. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, Forthcoming.

Co-author. "Board Independence in India: From Form to Function?" U. Varottil, co-author. In Independent Directors in Asia: A Historical, Contextual and Comparative Approach, edited by H. Baum, S. Kozuka, L. Nottage, and D. Puchniak. Forthcoming.

"An Essay on the Evolving Global Supply Chain in Legal Services." In The Indian Legal Profession in the Age of Globalization, edited by D. B. Wilkins, V. S. Khanna, and D. Trubek. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, Forthcoming, 2016.

"An Analysis of Internal Governance and the Role of The General Counsel in Reducing Corporate Crime." In Research Handbook on Corporate Crime and Financial Misdealing, edited by J. Arlen. Forthcoming.

"A New View of the Economic History of Business Organization: Evidence from India." In Research Handbook on the History of Corporate and Company Law, edited by H. Wells. Forthcoming.

"Profession, Occupation, Trade, or Business." In Oxford Handbook on Indian Constitutional Law, edited by S. Chaudhry, M. Khosla, and P. B. Mehta. Oxford University Press, 2016.
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​Co-author. "Anticipatory Bail in India: Addressing Misuse of the Criminal Justice Process?" K. Mahajan, co-author. In Research Handbook on Comparative Criminal Procedure, edited by J. Ross and S. Thaman. Edward Elgar, 2016.
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Co-author. "The Costs and Benefits of Mandatory Securities Regulation: Evidence from Market Reactions to the JOBS Act of 2012." D. Dharmapala, co-author. J. L. Fin. & Acct. 1, no. 1 (2016): 139-86.
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Co-author. "Reverse Cross-listings - The Coming Race to List in Emerging Markets and an Enhanced Understanding of Classical Bonding." N. C. Howson, co-author. Corp. Prac. Commentator 57, no. 3 (2015): 703-29. (Originally published under the same title in Cornell Int'l L. J. 47, no. 3 (2014): 607-29.)​

Co-author. "Regulating "Squeeze Outs" in In​dia." U. Varottil, co-author. Am. J. Comp. L. 63, no. 4 (2015): 1009-51.
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Co-author. "Current Trends in International Investment Arbitration." A. Singh, co-author. Litigation 41, no. 3 (2015): 41-4.
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Co-author. "CEO Connectedness and Corporate Frauds." E. H. Kim and Y. Lu, co-authors. J. Fin. 70, no. 3 (2015): 1203-52.
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Co-author. "Reverse Cross-listings - The Coming Race to List in Emerging Markets and an Enhanced Understanding of Classical Bonding." N. C. Howson, co-author. Cornell Int'l L. J. 47, no. 3 (2014): 607-29.
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Co-author. "新兴市场中反向跨境上市的趋势及其对传统绑定假说的推进" [Reverse Cross-listings - The Coming Race to List in Emerging Markets and an Enhanced Understanding of Classical Bonding.] N. C. Howson, co-author. 北大法律评论 [Peking U. L. Rev.] 15, no. 2 (2014): 369-88.​

Co-author. "Methods for Multicountry Studies of Corporate Governance (and Evidence from the BRIKT Countries)." B. S. Black et al, co-authors. J. Econometrics 183, no.​ 2 (2014): 230-40.
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Activities

Participated in "The Effective General Counsel in the Boardroom," the inaugural workshop presented by Michigan Law's Directors' College for Global Business and Law and the National Association of Corporate Directors, New York, May 2013.​