Matthew D. Cain

Berkeley Center for Law and Business

215 Boalt Hall

Berkeley, CA 94720-7200

United States

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

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Scholarly Papers (20)

1.

CEO Personal Risk-Taking and Corporate Policies

Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis (JFQA), Forthcoming
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 15 Mar 2011 Last Revised: 15 Feb 2014
Matthew D. Cain and Stephen B. McKeon
Berkeley Center for Law and Business and University of Oregon - Department of Finance
Downloads 2,585 (6,792)
Citation 22

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risk preferences, mergers, acquisitions, leverage, volatility, sensation seeking

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Intermediation in Private Equity: The Role of Placement Agents

Number of pages: 50 Posted: 29 Mar 2015 Last Revised: 14 Jul 2017
Berkeley Center for Law and Business, University of Oregon - Department of Finance and University of California, Berkeley - School of Law
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certification, reputation, financial literacy, sophisticated investors

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Do Takeover Laws Matter? Evidence from Five Decades of Hostile Takeovers

Journal of Financial Economics (JFE), Forthcoming
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 02 Nov 2014 Last Revised: 13 Jul 2016
Berkeley Center for Law and Business, University of Oregon - Department of Finance and University of California, Berkeley - School of Law
Downloads 1,474 (16,676)
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hostile takeovers, corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, laws

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A Great Game: The Dynamics of State Competition and Litigation

Iowa Law Review, Vol. 100, No. 165, 2015
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 13 Jan 2012 Last Revised: 30 Mar 2015
Matthew D. Cain and Steven Davidoff Solomon
Berkeley Center for Law and Business and University of California, Berkeley - School of Law
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Merger Litigation, Takeovers, Jurisdictional Competition, Delaware, Plaintiffs' Attorneys, Shareholder Class Actions

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Earnouts: A Study of Financial Contracting in Acquisition Agreements

Journal of Accounting & Economics (JAE), Forthcoming
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 02 May 2006 Last Revised: 16 May 2012
Matthew D. Cain, David J. Denis and Diane K. Denis
Berkeley Center for Law and Business, University of Pittsburgh and University of Pittsburgh - Katz School of Business
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Earnouts, contingent payments, acquisitions

Form Over Substance? The Value of Corporate Process and Management Buy-Outs

5th Annual Conference on Empirical Legal Studies
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 05 Aug 2010 Last Revised: 15 Feb 2011
Matthew D. Cain and Steven Davidoff Solomon
Berkeley Center for Law and Business and University of California, Berkeley - School of Law
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management buy-outs, MBOs, freeze-outs, takeovers, conflict transactions, special committees, corporate process, Delaware

Form Over Substance? The Value of Corporate Process and Management Buy-Outs

Delaware Journal of Corporate Law (DJCL), Vol. 36, No. 3, 2011, Ohio State Public Law Working Paper No. 176
Number of pages: 55 Posted: 02 May 2012 Last Revised: 01 Oct 2012
Matthew D. Cain and Steven Davidoff Solomon
Berkeley Center for Law and Business and University of California, Berkeley - School of Law
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Delaware, Journal, Corporate, Law, buy-out, management, freeze-out, contract, shareholders

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The Shifting Tides of Merger Litigation

Vanderbilt Law Review, Vol. 71, p. 603, 2018, U of Penn, Inst for Law & Econ Research Paper No. 17-6, UC Berkeley Public Law Research Paper No. 2922121, Vanderbilt Law Research Paper No. 17-19, European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI) - Law Working Paper No. 375/2017
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 23 Feb 2017 Last Revised: 17 Apr 2018
Berkeley Center for Law and Business, University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School, University of California, Berkeley - School of Law and Vanderbilt University - Law SchoolVanderbilt University - Owen Graduate School of Management
Downloads 1,109 (25,456)
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Mergers, acquisitions, M&A, corporations, corporate law, corporate governance, Delaware legislation, merger litigation, plaintiffs’ lawyers, securities litigation, shareholder rights, management rights, empirical study

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Takeover Litigation in 2015

Number of pages: 10 Posted: 16 Jan 2016
Matthew D. Cain and Steven Davidoff Solomon
Berkeley Center for Law and Business and University of California, Berkeley - School of Law
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merger litigation, takeover litigation, Delaware, jurisdictional competition, peppercorn paper

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Retail Shareholder Participation in the Proxy Process: Monitoring, Engagement, and Voting

European Corporate Governance Institute – Finance Working Paper No. 637/2019
Number of pages: 78 Posted: 14 Jun 2019 Last Revised: 07 Jun 2021
Alon Brav, Matthew D. Cain and Jonathon Zytnick
Duke University - Fuqua School of Business, Berkeley Center for Law and Business and New York University School of Law
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Retail Voting, Shareholder Proposal, Proxy Advisory Firm, Corporate Governance

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Takeover Litigation in 2013

Ohio State Public Law Working Paper No. 236
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 11 Jan 2014 Last Revised: 03 Mar 2014
Matthew D. Cain and Steven Davidoff Solomon
Berkeley Center for Law and Business and University of California, Berkeley - School of Law
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merger litigation, takeover litigation, Delaware, jurisdictional competition

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Information Production by Investment Banks: Evidence from Fairness Opinions

AFA 2008 New Orleans Meetings Paper, Journal of Law and Economics, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 58 Posted: 17 Mar 2007 Last Revised: 15 May 2012
Matthew D. Cain and David J. Denis
Berkeley Center for Law and Business and University of Pittsburgh
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fairness opinions, investment banks, contingent fees, mergers, valuation

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Broken Promises: The Role of Reputation in Private Equity Contracting and Strategic Default

AFA 2012 Chicago Meetings
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 23 Jan 2010 Last Revised: 11 Sep 2012
Berkeley Center for Law and Business, University of California, Berkeley - School of Law and Baylor University
Downloads 767 (42,634)
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private equity, reputation, contracting, termination

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Takeover Litigation in 2012

Number of pages: 7 Posted: 14 Feb 2013
Matthew D. Cain and Steven Davidoff Solomon
Berkeley Center for Law and Business and University of California, Berkeley - School of Law
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merger litigation, takeover litigation, Delaware, jurisdictional competition

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Delaware's Competitive Reach

Journal of Empirical Legal Studies, 2012
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 11 Jul 2009 Last Revised: 02 Jul 2011
Matthew D. Cain and Steven Davidoff Solomon
Berkeley Center for Law and Business and University of California, Berkeley - School of Law
Downloads 681 (49,398)
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Delaware's Competitive Reach

Journal of Empirical Legal Studies, Vol. 9, Issue 1, pp. 92-128, 2012
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 16 Feb 2012
Matthew D. Cain and Steven Davidoff Solomon
Berkeley Center for Law and Business and University of California, Berkeley - School of Law
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Does Revlon Matter? An Empirical and Theoretical Study

European Corporate Governance Institute - Law Working Paper No. 466/2019
Number of pages: 55 Posted: 12 Jul 2019 Last Revised: 13 Jan 2021
Berkeley Center for Law and Business, Fordham University School of Law, Professor of Law and University of California, Berkeley - School of Law
Downloads 547 (66,189)
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Corporate Law, M&A, enhanced scrutiny, Revlon duties, takeovers, merger litigation, Corwin, Fiduciary Duties, Delaware, empirical, machine learning, negotiation process, deal premium

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Mootness Fees

Vanderbilt Law Review, Vol. 72, p. 1777, 2019, U of Penn, Inst for Law & Econ Research Paper No. 19-26
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 04 Jun 2019 Last Revised: 14 Jan 2020
Berkeley Center for Law and Business, University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School, University of California, Berkeley - School of Law and Vanderbilt University - Law SchoolVanderbilt University - Owen Graduate School of Management
Downloads 542 (66,953)
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securities law, complex litigation, mootness dismissal, shareholders, empirical legal studies, takeover law, mergers & acquisitions, M&A, attorney fees, class actions, forum selection, fiduciary duty, Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, FRCP

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Takeover Litigation in 2014

Number of pages: 8 Posted: 22 Feb 2015
Matthew D. Cain and Steven Davidoff Solomon
Berkeley Center for Law and Business and University of California, Berkeley - School of Law
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merger litigation, takeover litigation, Delaware, jurisdictional competition

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How Corporate Governance Is Made: The Case of the Golden Leash

University of Pennsylvania Law Review, Vol. 164, P. 649, 2016, U of Penn, Inst for Law & Econ Research Paper No. 15-26, UC Berkeley Public Law Research Paper No. 2635161
Number of pages: 54 Posted: 24 Jul 2015 Last Revised: 18 Mar 2016
Berkeley Center for Law and Business, University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School, Fordham University School of Law and University of California, Berkeley - School of Law
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Corporate governance, corporation law, activist-nominated directors, director compensation, golden leash, shareholder activism, activist investors, institutional investors, event study, share pricing, governance innovations

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Takeover Litigation in 2011

Number of pages: 7 Posted: 06 Feb 2012
Matthew D. Cain and Steven Davidoff Solomon
Berkeley Center for Law and Business and University of California, Berkeley - School of Law
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The Myth of Morrison: Securities Fraud Litigation Against Foreign Issuers

Business Lawyer, Vol. 74, p. 1967, 2019, UC Berkeley Public Law Research Paper, U of Penn, Inst for Law & Econ Research Paper No. 18-34
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 13 Nov 2018 Last Revised: 27 Feb 2020
University of California, Berkeley - School of Law, Berkeley Center for Law and Business, University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School and University of California, Berkeley - School of Law
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Morrison v. National Australia Bank, Foreign Private Issuer, Extraterritorial Jurisdiction, transnational securities fraud litigation, class action, Supreme Court of the United States, SCOTUS, Securities Act of 1934, Rule 10b-5, jurisdiction, standing, In re Vivendi Universal, S.A.