Roberto Tallarita is a Lecturer on Law at Harvard Law School, where he also serves as the Associate Director of the Program on Corporate Governance and the Terence M. Considine Senior Fellow in Law and Economics. He specializes in corporate law, corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, securities regulation, and law and economics. His current research focuses on corporate governance and on the social and political dimensions of the public corporation. In particular, he has written on index fund environmental stewardship, shareholder activism on social, environmental, and political issues, stakeholder governance, corporate political spending, and CEO political preferences.
Roberto's academic papers appear or are forthcoming in the Business Lawyer, Cornell Law Review, Harvard Business Law Review, Hastings Law Journal, Journal of Corporation Law, Journal of Legal Analysis, Southern California Law Review, University of Pennsylvania Law Review Online, Vanderbilt Law Review, and Yale Journal on Regulation. He has also published articles for a broader audience in The Atlantic and the Boston Review. His research has been featured, among other places, in Bloomberg Opinion, the Economist, the Financial Times, the New York Times, and the Wall Street Journal.
Prior to joining Harvard, Roberto spent more than a decade in private practice, working on transnational corporate deals at leading law firms in Europe and the United States, including as as an associate in the corporate and M&A group of Kirkland & Ellis in New York, and as a partner at a leading Italian law firm.
Roberto earned his first law degree, summa cum laude, at the Sapienza University of Rome, Italy, and an LLM from Harvard Law School (requirements fulfilled, degree waived). He is completing his doctorate (SJD) at Harvard with a dissertation on corporate democracy.