The author thanks John R. Schmidt of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom for initially suggesting the poison pill as an example of a significant legal innovation in the takeover area. He also acknowledges the assistance of Martin Lipton, James Fogelson, and Andrew Brownstein of Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, and Ezra Levin of Kramer, Levin, Nessen Kamin & Frankel. Mr. Lipton graciously provided access to his complete file on the development of the shareholder rights plan. In addition, thanks are due to Andrew Abbott, James Burk, Terence Halliday, and Austin Sarat for their helpful comments on earlier drafts. Of course, none of the foregoing bear any responsibility for the contents.
Professional Innovation: Corporate Lawyers and Private Lawmaking
Article first published online: 28 JUL 2006
Law & Social Inquiry
Volume 18, Issue 3, pages 423–452, July 1993
How to Cite
Powell, M. J. (1993), Professional Innovation: Corporate Lawyers and Private Lawmaking. Law & Social Inquiry, 18: 423–452. doi: 10.1111/j.1747-4469.1993.tb00662.x
- Issue published online: 28 JUL 2006
- Article first published online: 28 JUL 2006
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