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Law School Adds New Corporate Law Faculty

July 09, 2012 – 

Matteo Gatti, who has taught and practiced corporate and commercial law in Italy and in New York, has joined Rutgers School of Law–Newark as an Assistant Professor of Law.

“The focus of our hiring this past season was on corporate and business subjects,” said Gary L. Francione, Distinguished Professor of Law, Nicholas deB. Katzenbach Scholar of Law & Philosophy, and chair of the Appointments Committee. “As previously announced, at the senior level we have appointed Douglas S. Eakeley as the first occupant of the Alan V. Lowenstein Chair in Corporate and Business Law. At the entry level, Matteo Gatti is an absolutely splendid candidate who will focus on corporate finance and mergers and acquisitions in addition to business associations. With the addition of Doug Eakeley and Matteo Gatti to its faculty this year, Rutgers–Newark has made a clear statement about its intention to have an outstanding program in business law subjects.” 

Gatti received his J.D. summa cum laude from the University of Milan, his LL.M. from Harvard Law School and his S.J.D. in Corporate Law from the University of Brescia. He began his legal teaching career in the corporate and commercial law department at the University of Milan School of Law. After receiving his LL.M., he taught courses and seminars in securities regulation, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate finance as an assistant professor at the University of Milan–Bicocca School of Law. In 2003 Gatti joined Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton as an associate, working first in Rome and Milan and later in New York. Prior to joining the Rutgers faculty in 2012, he was the director of legal affairs at Scripps Networks.

Gatti is the author of a book on tender offers published in Italy in 2004. His scholarly articles have been published in the Stanford Journal of Law, Business and Finance, the Northwestern Journal of International Law and Business, and the University of Pennsylvania Journal of International Economic Law, as well as in European and Italian law journals, and have been quoted by the Italian SEC and Italian courts.