Aneil Kovvali

Aneil Kovvali

Harry A. Bigelow Teaching Fellow, Lecturer in Law

Aneil Kovvali is a Bigelow Teaching Fellow and Lecturer in Law at the University of Chicago Law School. Aneil’s research focuses on corporate law and governance.

Prior to becoming a Bigelow Fellow, Aneil was a litigation associate at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz. He also served as a law clerk to Judge Christopher F. Droney of the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. Aneil received his JD, master’s, and undergraduate degrees from Harvard.

Education

Harvard Law School

JD, magna cum laude, May 2012

Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

MA in Statistics, June 2007

Harvard College

BA in Economics, cum laude with high honors, June 2007

Experience

University of Chicago Law School

Harry A. Bigelow Teaching Fellow, July 2020 - present
Lecturer in Law, July 2020 - present

Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz

Litigation Associate, Jan. 2014 - July 2020

US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, Chambers of Judge Christopher F. Droney

Judicial Clerk, Dec. 2012 - Dec. 2013

Sullivan & Cromwell

Associate, Sep. 2012 - Dec. 2012
Summer Associate, May-Aug. 2011

US District Court for the Southern District of New York, Chambers of Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald

Summer Intern, June-Aug. 2010

Oliver Wyman, Financial Services Division

Consultant, July 2007 - July 2009

Journal Articles

  • "Stark Choices for Corporate Reform," 123 Columbia Law Review __ (2023) (forthcoming). ssrn
  • "Countercyclical Corporate Governance," 101 North Carolina Law Review __ (2023) (forthcoming). ssrn
  • "Toward a “Tender Offer” Market for Labor Representation," 64 Boston College Law Review __ (2022) (forthcoming) (with Jonathan R. Macey). ssrn
  • "The Win-Win That Wasn’t: Managing to the Stock Market’s Negative Effects on American Workers and Other Corporate Stakeholders," __ The University of Chicago Business Law Review __ (2022) (forthcoming) (with Leo E. Strine).
  • "Lifting Labor’s Voice: A Principled Path Toward Greater Worker Voice and Power Within American Corporate Governance," 106 Minnesota Law Review __ (2022) (Forthcoming) (with Leo E. Strine & Oluwatomi O. Williams).
  • "On the Promise of Stakeholder Governance: A Response to Bebchuk & Tallarita," 106 Cornell Law Review 1881 (2022) (with William Savitt). www
  • "Essential Businesses and Shareholder Value," 2021 University of Chicago Legal Forum 191 (2021).
  • "Context-Specific Seminole Rock Reform," 46 Florida State University Law Review 415 (2019). ssrn
  • "Reforming Seminole Rock," 43 Administrative & Regulatory Law News 9 (2018).
  • "Constitutional Avoidance and Presidential Power," 35 Yale Journal on Regulation Bulletin 10 (2017). ssrn www
  • "Confederate Statute Removal," 70 Stanford Law Review Online 82 (2017). ssrn www
  • "Book Review: Who Are You Calling Irrational? (reviewing Cass R. Sunstein, Why Nudge? (2014))," 110 Northwestern University Law Review 707 (2016). www
  • "A Modest Proposal for Justice Scalia's Seat," 102 Virginia Law Review Online 1 (2016). ssrn www
  • "More Than One Way to Structure a Government: Arizona State Legislature, ASARCO and Hollingsworth as a Failed Trilogy," 104 Georgetown Law Review Online 159 (2016). ssrn www
  • "Could the SEC Save Basic Through Rulemaking?," 162 University of Pennsylvania Law Review Online 187 (2014). ssrn www
  • "Power Games," 112 Michigan Law Review First Impressions 73 (2014). ssrn www
  • "Note: Seminole Rock and the Separation of Powers," 36 Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy 849 (2013). ssrn www
  • "Comment: State Law Claims and Article III in Stern v. Marshall," 35 Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy 423 (2012). www

Other Publications

  • "Stark Choices for Corporate Reform," Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation, April 29, 2022. www
  • "Countercyclical Corporate Governance," Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation, March 15, 2022. www
  • "Essential Businesses and Shareholder Value," CLS Blue Sky Blog, January 14, 2022. www
  • "Lifting Labor’s Voice: A Principled Path Toward Greater Worker Voice and Power Within American Corporate Governance," Oxford Business Law Blog, March 12, 2021 (with Leo E. Strine & Oluwatomi O. Williams). www
  • "Lifting Labor’s Voice: A Principled Path Toward Greater Worker Voice and Power Within American Corporate Governance," Yale Journal on Regulation: Notice & Comment, March 2, 2021 (with Leo E. Strine & Oluwatomi O. Williams). www
  • "Lifting Labor’s Voice: A Principled Path Toward Greater Worker Voice and Power Within American Corporate Governance," CLS Blue Sky Blog, February 25, 2021 (with Leo E. Strine & Oluwatomi O. Williams). www
  • "Context-Specific Seminole Rock Reform," Yale Journal on Regulation: Notice & Comment, May 21, 2018. www
  • "The APA’s Call for Judicial Minimalism," Yale Journal on Regulation: Notice & Comment, October 15, 2017. www
  • "Using Congressional Rules to Shift the Balance of Power," Yale Journal on Regulation: Notice & Comment, August 14, 2017. www
  • "The Obstruction Statute as Structural Law," Yale Journal on Regulation: Notice & Comment, July 24, 2017. www
  • "Constitutional Avoidance and Presidential Power," Yale Journal on Regulation: Notice & Comment, June 26, 2017. www
  • University of Chicago Law School Center on Law & Finance, The Economic Structure of Corporate Law at Thirty: A Retrospective on the Work of Easterbrook & Fischel (Mar. 25, 2022), The Win-Win That Wasn’t
  • University of Chicago Law School, Junior Scholars Colloquium (Mar. 22, 2022), The Win-Win That Wasn’t
  • University of Chicago Law School, Junior Scholars Colloquium (Nov. 2, 2021), Toward a “Tender Offer” Market for Labor Representation
  • University of Chicago Law School, Faculty Works In Progress Workshop (Sept. 2, 2021), Countercyclical Corporate Governance
  • University of Tennessee College of Law, National Business Law Scholars Conference (June 17-18, 2021), Presenter, Countercyclical Corporate Governance; Moderator, Panel on Stakeholderism
  • University of Michigan Law School, Junior Scholars Conference (Apr. 17, 2021), Countercyclical Corporate Governance
  • University of Chicago Law School, Junior Scholars Colloquium (Mar. 9, 2021), The Stark Choice Hypothesis for Corporate Reform University of Virginia Law School John W. Glynn, Jr. Law & Business Program and University of Chicago Law School Center on Law and Finance, Workshop on Race and the Law of Business & Finance (Feb. 19, 2021), Moderator
  • University of Chicago Law School Legal Forum, Law for the Next Pandemic Panel B: Pandemics and Economic Policy (Nov. 6, 2020), Moderator and Panelist, Essential Businesses and Shareholder Value
  • Yale Law School, Third Law & Macroeconomics Conference (Oct. 15, 2020), Countercyclical Corporate Governance
  • Northern Illinois University College of Law, Chicagoland Junior Scholars Conference (Oct. 2, 2020), Countercyclical Corporate Governance
  • University of Chicago Law School Center on Law and Finance, Stakeholder Governance Workshop (Sep. 25, 2020), Countercyclical Corporate Governance
  • University of Chicago Law School, Junior Scholars Colloquium (Sep. 22, 2020), Countercyclical Corporate Governance

Bar Admission

New York State, Southern District of New York

Professional Service

Secretary, Judiciary Committee, NYC Bar Association, June 2016 – July 2020