Reputation

Working Paper

What Makes the Bonding Stick? A Natural Experiment Testing the Legal Bonding Hypothesis

We use a US Supreme Court case, Morrison v. National Australia Bank (2010), as a natural experiment to test the legal bonding hypothesis. By decreasing the potential liability of US-listed foreign firms, particularly due to class action lawsuits...Read more

Amir Licht
Christopher Poliquin
Xi Li
27 August 2017

Zealous Advocates or Self-interested Actors? Assessing the Value of Plaintiffs? Law Firms in Merger Litigation

Using a hand-collected sample of 1,739 class actions that challenge the fairness of M&A transactions from the period 2003 through 2012, we examine the effectiveness of plaintiffs? law firms. We divide plaintiff law firms into top-10 and non-...Read more

Steven Davidoff Solomon
Randall Thomas
01 September 2014

Bribes and Audit Fees

We exploit the UK Bribery Act of 2010 to test whether the pricing of audit changes with the level of corruption/bribery in the firm’s business environment. Adopting a triple difference design, we show that affected firms operating in countries...Read more

María Gutiérrez Urtiaga
Stavriana Hadjigavriel
Susana Gago-Rodriguez
22 June 2020

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