Professor of Law and Faculty Director, Center for Law, Business, and the Economy, University of California, Berkeley

Steven Davidoff Solomon is Professor of Law and Faculty Director at UC Berkeley’s Center for Law, Business, and the Economy. Solomon, a specialist in corporate law, writes a weekly column for the New York Times on corporate issues and is the author of Gods at War: Shotgun Takeovers, Government by Deal and the Private Equity Implosion. He has been thrice named as one of the 100 most influential people in the United States corporate boardroom community by the National Association of Corporate Directors. Prior to entering academia, he practiced as an attorney with the law firms Shearman & Sterling (New York and London offices) and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer (London office). He holds a BA from the University of Pennsylvania, an MA in finance from the London Business School, and a JD from Columbia University School of Law.

Professor Solomon is on the Executive Board of the Academic Engagement Network, which works with professors and university staff on countering anti-semitism and delegitimization of Israel on U.S. campuses. He is also Chair of the Chancellor’s Committee on Jewish Life at U.C. Berkeley, a committee which advises the Chancellor on issues related to the Jewish community. He actively volunteers in the Jewish community and has served as treasurer of U.C. Berkeley Hillel, treasurer of Agudas Achim Synagogue in Columbus, Ohio, and as treasurer of a Jewish Day School.