Steven Davidoff Solomon is a professor of law at The University of California, Berkeley, and a columnist for The Wire. Before joining The Wire, he was author of a weekly column for The New York Times as The Deal Professor, and has been featured in The Atlantic. An expert on corporate law, his research focuses on the intersection of law and finance, with a particular focus on corporate law and governance, mergers and acquisitions, and capital markets. The National Association of Corporate Directors has thrice named him as one of the 100 most influential people in the United States corporate boardroom community. Professor Davidoff Solomon graduated from the Columbia University School of Law where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar and received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania, cum laude. He has a master’s degree in finance from the London Business School.