Roberto Tallarita is a Lecturer on Law and an Associate Director of the Program on Corporate Governance, at Harvard Law School. His research and teaching interests include corporate law, corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, securities regulation, and law and economics. His recent papers focus on shareholder activism on social, environmental, and political issues; the effect of constituency statutes on private equity deal terms; and stakeholder governance. He has also written on corporate political spending and CEO political preferences. His current projects focus on investor stewardship and climate change, and on voting inequality in dual-class companies.
Roberto's articles appear or are forthcoming in the Cornell Law Review, the Harvard Business Law Review, the Hastings Law Journal, the Journal of Legal Analysis, and the Southern California Law Review as well as in The Atlantic, the Boston Review and The Corporate Board. 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 an 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.