Welcome new TOTM blogger Todd Henderson

Geoffrey Manne —  17 December 2009

We are delighted to announce the addition of another new permanent blogger here at TOTM:  University of Chicago law professor Todd Henderson.  Like Thom, Todd is a member of the venerable University of Chicago Law School class of 1998 (second only to the most-venerable class of 1997!).  Todd is an expert in corporate law and governance, but his interests and expertise are varied and broad, and we can look forward to his insights on a range of topics.  I would just add that Todd is the co-author of one of my favorite ever (and one of the best-titled) corporate governance law review articles:  “Corporate Heroin: A Defense of Perks, Executive Loans, and Conspicuous Consumption,” 93 Georgetown Law Journal 1835 (2005) (with James C. Spindler).

His official bio follows.  Welcome Todd!

M. Todd Henderson received an engineering degree cum laude from Princeton University in 1993. He worked for several years designing and building dams in California before matriculating at the Law School. While at the Law School, Todd was an Editor of the Law Review and captained the Law School’s all-University champion intramural football team. He graduated magna cum laude in 1998 and was elected to the Order of the Coif. Following law school, Todd served as clerk to the Hon. Dennis Jacobs of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. He then practiced appellate litigation at Kirkland & Ellis in Washington, D.C., and was an engagement manager at McKinsey & Company in Boston, where he specialized in counseling telecommunications and high-tech clients on business and regulatory strategy. His research interests include corporations, securities regulation, bankruptcy, law and economics, and intellectual property.

Geoffrey Manne


President & Founder, International Center for Law & Economics

4 responses to Welcome new TOTM blogger Todd Henderson


    Welcome, Todd! As regular TOTM readers will know (see here and here), I’ve long admired your insightful work. I’m very happy to have you board.


    This is tremendous news! Prof. Henderson is an intellectual (and, now that I think of it, physical) giant. Way to go, TOTM!


    Welcome on board Todd!


    This is terrible news. How am I ever going to get any work done!

    Here’s an audience request: Please do a recap of your paper from last year with Baird on *Other Peoples’ Money*. This paper deserves to win the Nostradamus Prize for 2008 given its anticipation of the dynamics of negotiation among shareholders and creditors at Bear, Lehman, and other banks during the heights (er, depths) of the crisis.