Charles K. Whitehead

Charles K. Whitehead

  • Adjunct Associate Professor


Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management


Cornell Directory Entry


Charles K. Whitehead is the Myron C. Taylor Alumni Professor of Business Law at Cornell Law School, a professor of law, and director of the Law, Technology and Entrepreneurship program at Cornell Tech. He is an adjunct associate professor of management at the Johnson Graduate School of Management. Professor 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.

Academic Degrees

  • JD Columbia Law School, Columbia University, 1986