Charles K. Whitehead

Charles K. Whitehead

Adjunct Associate Professor of Management

Myron Taylor Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853
Phone: (607) 255-9498

Charles K. Whitehead specializes in the law relating to corporations, financial markets, and strategic transactions. After clerking for the Hon. Ellsworth A. Van Graafeiland, U.S. Court of Appeals (2nd Circuit), Professor Whitehead practiced in the United States, Europe, and Asia as outside counsel and general counsel of several multinational financial institutions. Before joining Cornell, he was on the faculty of the Boston University School of Law and was a research fellow at Columbia Law School. He was recently the first "foreign expert" visiting professor at Peking University Law School. Professor Whitehead's current scholarship focuses on the financial markets, financial regulation, and corporate governance.

Accepted Papers

  • Black , Bernard S.; Whitehead, Charles K.; Coupland , Jennifer Mitchell .  "The Nonprime Mortgage Crisis and Positive Feedback Lending"  Journal of Law, Finance, and Accounting  (Accepted)

Published Papers

  • Whitehead, Charles K..  "Size Matters: Commercial Banks And The Capital Markets"  Ohio State Law journal  (2015)

  • Sepe, Simone M.; Whitehead, Charles K..  "Rethinking Chutes: Incentives, Investments, and Innovation"  Boston University Law Review  95.6  (2015):  2027-2081.

  • Sepe, Simone M. ; Whitehead, Charles K..  "Paying for Risk: Bankers, Compensation, and Competition"  Cornell Law Review  100.3  (2015):  655-702.

  • Litov, Lubomir P.; Sepe, Simone M.; Whitehead, Charles K..  "Lawyers and Fools: Lawyer-Directors in Public Corporations"  Georgetown Law Journal  102.2  (2014):  413-480.

Charles K. Whitehead