Zohar Goshen is the Alfred W. Bressler Professor of Law at Columbia Law School. He teaches courses on Corporate Law, Advanced Corporate Law, Corporate Governance, and Corporate Finance. In 2006 Professor Goshen won The Willis Resse Teaching Prize. His research focuses on corporate law and governance, securities regulation, and corporate finance.
From 2008 through 2011, Professor Goshen was the Chairman of the Israel Securities Authority (Israel’s SEC). In this role, and in parallel to navigating the global financial crisis, he implemented major corporate governance reforms in the Israeli Corporate Law, established a specialized court for corporate law and securities regulations, and added administrative authority to the agency. He has also served as Chairperson of the Disciplinary Court of Securities Advisers and Portfolio Managers (1997 - 2000), Chairperson for the Israeli Securities Authority's Corporate Governance Code Committee (2005-2006), Chairperson for the Israeli Ministry of Trade's Committee for Reevaluating the Israeli Antitrust Law (2005-2006), and a member of Israel's Democracy Institute.
He received a Fulbright Fellowship (1989), Rothschild Fellowship (1989), and Olin Foundation Fellowship, Center for Law, Economics and Public Policy at Yale Law School (1990).
Professor Goshen began his legal career as a law clerk to then-Chief Justice Meir Shamgar of the Supreme Court of Israel (1986 - 1987).
Education: LL.B., Hebrew University (1987); LL.M., Yale University (1990); S.J.D., Yale University (1991).