Professor Joan Heminway has been selected to serve as an academic fellow with George Washington University’s Center for Law, Economics and Finance.
As an academic fellow, Heminway will work with the center’s Initiative on Quality Shareholders to research and report on financial investment. In particular, the research focuses on the traditional investor who studies individual companies, acquires substantial stakes in only a few, holds them for the long-term, and is available as needed to engage with management on challenges of the day.
The initiative will also explore the advantages and disadvantages various types of shareholders present to individual companies and corporate America. In particular, it will explain why a substantial cohort of quality shareholders is a valuable asset and how policies and practices can be harnessed to generate value for corporations and all their constituents.
Heminway is one of 17 academic fellows of the organization. She has taught at the College of Law since 2000 after practicing transactional business law for nearly 15 years. Her practice experience is in the areas of public offerings, private placements, mergers, acquisitions, dispositions, and restructurings.