Mr. Sharfman is a graduate of the Georgetown University Law Center (J.D., 2000) where he was an Executive Editor of the Georgetown Journal of Legal Ethics and the recipient of the journal’s Saint Thomas More Award.
Bernard S. Sharfman is a Professorial Lecturer in Law at The George Washington University School of Law and an adjunct professor of business law at both The George Washington University School of Business and the George Mason School of Business. Mr. Sharfman was formerly of counsel with Cohen, Milstein, Hausfeld &Toll PLLC. Mr. Sharfman’s research focuses on corporate law and governance. His most recent article, Why Proxy Access is Harmful to Corporate Governance, will soon be published in the Journal of Corporation Law. some of his other articles include: Using the Law to Reduce Systemic Risk, Journal of Corporation Law, Vol. 36, No. 3, pp. 607-634 (2011); How the Strong Negotiating Position of Wall Street Employees Impacts the Corporate Governance of Financial Firms, Virginia Law & Business Review, Vol. 5, No. 3, pp. 349-375 (2011); and Enhancing the Efficiency of Board Decision Making: Lessons Learned from the Financial Crisis of 2008, Delaware Journal of Corporate Law, Vol. 34, No. 3, pp. 813-851 (2009).