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Martin G. McGuinn Professor of Business Law, Villanova University School of Law

Professor Booth joined the faculty of Villanova Law School in 2007 as the first holder of the McGuinn Chair in Business Law. From 1990 to 2007 he was a member of the faculty of the University of Maryland School of Law and was named Marbury Research Professor in 2006. Prior to joining the Maryland faculty, Professor Booth practiced in New York with Donovan Leisure Newton & Irvine primarily in the area of corporate and securities litigation. He left practice for academe in 1982. He taught first at Southern Methodist University in Dallas and in 1986 moved to Case Western Reserve in Cleveland. He has held visiting positions at Chicago Kent, the University of Aberdeen (Scotland), and George Washington University. Booth teaches Business Associations, Securities Regulation, Business Planning, Corporate Finance, Regulation of Securities Markets, and Mergers and Acquisitions. Booth's recent research has focused on the impact of investor diversification on a range of corporation law questions and issues arising in connection with securities trading, from broker dealer fraud to program trading. He has published extensively in scholarly journals and for the popular press, including the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, the National Law Journal, and the Legal Times of Washington. Books include Financing the Corporation (1993-2003), and (with Robert Hamilton) Business Basics for Law Students (2d ed. 1998, 3d ed. 2002), Fundamentals of Modern Business (1994-2004), Cases and Materials on Corporation Finance (3d ed. 2001), and Corporations (West Blackletter Outline Series 5th ed. 2005). Professor Booth is a member of the New York and Texas bars and the American Law Institute. He is a 1973 graduate of The University of Michigan and a 1976 graduate of Yale Law School.

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