Verity Winship

Professor

Professor Verity Winship’s academic interests are in the area of business law and complex litigation. Specifically, her research focuses on corporate litigation, securities enforcement, and disputes that cross legal systems. Her articles have appeared in such journals as the Vanderbilt Law Review, the Delaware Journal of Corporate Law, and the Stanford Journal of Complex Litigation. Professor Winship is also a regular radio commentator for “Legal Issues in the News,” WILL-AM-FM Illinois Public Radio. 

Professor Winship is an honors graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School, where she served as an executive editor of the Harvard Law Review. Upon graduation, she clerked for Judge Lewis A. Kaplan, United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, and then for Judge Marjorie O. Rendell, United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. She also practiced law with WilmerHale in New York City in the area of securities enforcement and litigation. 

Professor Winship began her academic career as a visiting assistant professor at Fordham and Cardozo law schools. She joined the University of Illinois College of Law faculty in the fall of 2010.

Current Papers and Titles on SSRN

Shareholder Litigation by Contract, awarded prize at George Washington’s 2015 Center for Law, Economics & Finance (C-LEAF) Junior Faculty Workshop.

Delaware Invites Certified Questions from Bankruptcy Courts, 39 Del. J. of Corporate L. 427 (2014).

Policing Compensatory Relief in Agency Settlements, 82 U. Cinn. L. Rev. 551 (Winter 2013).

Aligning Law and Forum: The Home Court Advantage, 81 Tenn. L. Rev. 1 (2013).

Certification of State-Law Questions by Bankruptcy Courts, American Bankruptcy Law Journal, vol. 87-4 (2014).

Personal Jurisdiction and Corporate Groups: DaimlerChrysler AG v. Bauman, 9 Journal of Private Int’l Law 431 (2013).

Jurisdiction Over Corporate Officers and the Incoherence of Implied Consent, 2013 U. of Ill. L. Rev 1171.

Teaching Federal Corporate Law (essay), 8 J. Bsns. & Tech. L. 1 (2013).

Bargaining for Exclusive State Court Jurisdiction, 1 Stanford Journal of Complex Litigation 51 (2012).

Cooperative Interbranch Federalism: Certification of State-Law Questions by Federal Agencies, 63 Vanderbilt L. Rev. 179 (2010).

Public Agencies and Investor Compensation: Examples from the SEC and CFTC, 61 Admin. L. Rev. 137 (2009).

Fair Funds and the SEC’s Compensation of Injured Investors, 60 Fla. L. Rev. 1103 (2008), selected for reprinting in the anthology Securities Law Review 2009

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