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Sarah Haan Presents on CAP Panel Exploring Citizens United Hosted by the Center for American Progress (CAP), the event featured Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, Rep. Jamie Raskin, and FEC Commissioner Shana Broussard

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Washington and Lee University School of Law Professor Sarah Haan served as a panelist on May 7 during a panel discussion hosted by the Center for American Progress (CAP). The event explored the Citizens United case, which gave corporations the authority to spend money on candidate elections.

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The discussion featured a keynote address by U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, which was followed by a panel discussion that included the Hon. Shana M. Broussard, commissioner of the Federal Election Commission, U.S. Representative Jamie Raskin, and Haan, the Class of 1958 Uncas and Anne McThenia Professor of Law at W&L.

Haan is a nationally-recognized expert on corporate governance. Her 2022 article, “Corporate Governance and the Feminization of Capital” (Stanford Law Review), was chosen as one of the top ten articles on corporate and securities law in 2022 by a vote of U.S. law professors in those fields. A scholarly review of this article called it “a must-read article for every teacher and student of corporate law” and described her work in this piece as a “sweeping, provocative, and almost totally new synthesis of long-forgotten historical details.” Haan’s most recent article, “Voting Rights in Corporate Governance” (Southern California Law Review) looks at current instability involving corporate shareholder voting rights, examining it through a historical lens.

Haan’s book chapters and articles have appeared or are forthcoming in edited collections, peer-reviewed journals such as the International Journal of Financial Research, and leading U.S. law reviews including the Yale Law Journal. She has been recognized for excellence in legal scholarship with the Lewis Prize in 2018 and with an Ethan Allen Faculty Fellowship in 2021 and 2023.

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