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Constance E. Bagley  

Associate Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School

Constance E. Bagley is an Associate Professor of Business Administration at the Harvard Business School. Before joining the faculty at Harvard in 2000, Professor Bagley taught at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business, where she was GSB Trust Faculty Fellow for 1997-1998. In 1993, she received Honorable Mention for the Stanford Business School Distinguished Teaching Award. Before joining Stanford in 1990, Professor Bagley was a corporate securities partner in the San Francisco office of the 900-lawyer firm of Bingham McCutchen. Her practice currently centers on legal aspects of entrepreneurship and cyberlaw, as well as corporate governance.

Her publications include Winning Legally: How to Use the Law to Create Value, Marshal Resources, and Manage Risk (Harvard Business School Press, 2005), Managers and the Legal Environment: Strategies for the 21st Century, 5th edition (West Legal Studies in Business, 2006), The Entrepreneur's Guide to Business Law, 2nd edition (Thomson Learning, 2003), Proxy Contests and Corporate Control: Strategic Considerations (Bureau of National Affairs, 1997), and Negotiated Acquisitions (Bureau of National Affairs, 1992). She has published articles in the Harvard Law Review, the Harvard Business Review, the Harvard Journal of Law and Technology, the Financial Times, Directorship, the Stanford Journal of Law, Business & Finance, the San Diego Law Review, the National Law Journal, The Review of Securities & Commodities Regulation, BNA's Corporate Counsel Weekly, and the California Business Law Reporter. She is a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Internet Law, a Staff Editor of the American Business Law Journal, and a member of the Advisory Board for the Bureau of National Affairs Corporate Practice Series.

Professor Bagley has appeared on CBS, CNN, the BBC, and National Public Radio, and was a member of the faculty of the Young Presidents' Organization International University for Presidents in Prague in 2002 and in Hong Kong in 1988. At Harvard, she teaches the MBA elective Legal Aspects of Management, as well as being on the faculty for the Entrepreneur's Tool Kit Executive Program. While on the faculty at Stanford, she taught courses in the MBA Program (including Managers and the Legal Environment; Legal and Regulatory Challenges in Entrepreneurship; and Corporate Governance, Power, and Responsibility) and in the Stanford Executive Program, the Executive Program for Growing Companies, the Stanford Marketing Management Program, and the Advanced Negotiation Program.

Professor Bagley graduated magna cum laude from Harvard Law School in 1977, and was invited to join the Harvard Law Review. She received her A.B., with Distinction and Departmental Honors, in 1974 from Stanford University, where she was elected Phi Beta Kappa her junior year. She is a member of the State Bar of New York and the State Bar of California.


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