Cathy Hwang is a professor of law at the University of Virginia School of Law. She teaches corporations, mergers and acquisitions, and deals. Her research centers on business law, including corporate contracts, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate governance. Prior to joining the Virginia faculty, Hwang taught at the University of Utah, where she received the University Early Career Teaching Award and the College of Law’s Early Career Faculty Award. She has also served as a visiting professor at the University of California, Berkeley, and was an academic fellow at the Rock Center for Corporate Governance, a joint initiative of Stanford Law School and the Graduate School of Business. Hwang received her undergraduate degree in economics and international relations from Pomona College and her J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School, where she served as the managing editor of the Chicago Journal of International Law. After law school, she practiced in the mergers and acquisitions group at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher and Flom in New York
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