Roberto Tallarita is a Lecturer on Law and an Associate Director of the Program on Corporate Governance, as well as the Terence M. Considine Senior Fellow in Law and Economics, at Harvard Law School. He specializes in corporate law, corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, securities regulation, and law and economics. His recent research focuses on corporate governance and on the social and political dimensions of corporate and capital markets law and policy. 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, 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 discussed, 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 was a partner at a leading Italian law firm, where he specialized in mergers and acquisitions, private equity, shareholder activism, and debt restructuring. He also worked in the M&A practice group of Kirkland & Ellis in New York.
Roberto earned his first law degree, summa cum laude, at the Sapienza University of Rome, Italy, and an LLM from Harvard Law School (waived). He is completing an SJD at Harvard with a dissertation on corporate democracy.