Katharina Pistor is the Michael I. Sovern Professor of Law at Columbia Law School. Before joining the faculty of Columbia Law School in 2001, she taught at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, and worked at the Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Private Law in Hamburg (Germany). Her main research interests are comparative law, comparative corporate governance, and the development of legal institutions with special emphasis on the evolution of law in transitional and emerging economies.
Recent publications include Law and Capitalism: What Corporate Crises Reveal about Legal Systems and Economic Development around the World with Curtiss Milhaupt; “Who is Tolling the Bells to Firms: Tales from Transition Economies”, 46 COLUM. J. TRANSNAT'L L. 612 (2007-2008); with Berkowitz, Daniel & Richard. 2003, and "The Transplant Effect," 2003, 51 AM. J. COMP. L. 163.