Advisory Board

Alison D. Morantz       Stanford University
Alison Morantz is a Professor of Law and John A. Wilson Distinguished Faculty Scholar at Stanford Law School.       A scholar whose work has explored the law and economics of protective labor regulation, the enforcement of workplace safety laws, and legal history, Alison D. Morantz seeks to parse the real–world effects of legal and policy reform. Much of her recent empirical research examines the effects of unionization on mine safety and the intensity of regulatory scrutiny, the ways in which statistical techniques can be used to target the nation’s most hazardous employers, the consequences of permitting firms to opt out of workers’ compensation, and the impact of devolving enforcement authority from federal to state regulators.       Morantz is the principal investigator of multi–year research projects funded by the National Science Foundation and the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, and Co–Director of the Martin Daniel Gould Center for Conflict Resolution’s ADR Research Initiative. In the spring of 2010, she was one of four experts appointed, at Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis’s request, to a federal panel that will provide an independent analysis of the Mine Safety and Health Administration’s internal review following the explosion at Upper Big Branch Mine on April 5, 2010, that claimed 29 miners’ lives.       After receiving an A.B., summa cum laude, from Harvard in 1993, Morantz earned an M.Phil. from Oxford University on a Rhodes Scholarship; a J.D. from Yale Law School; and a Ph.D. in economics from Harvard University. She subsequently clerked for Judge Patti B. Saris of the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts, and worked as a union–side labor lawyer and antidiscrimination advocate in Boston, before joining the Stanford Law School faculty in 2004.

Joseph Gross     Tel Aviv University and GHH Law Offices
Prof. Joseph Gross is considered to be one of Israel’s leading lawyers in the fields of Companies Law, Securities Law, capital markets, Taxation and Tax Planning. In addition to his practice of law, Professor Gross serves as a Full Professor of Law at the Faculties of Law and The Business School of Tel-Aviv University (emeritus), and is lecturing at the Interdisciplinary Center Herzlia and The College of Management Academic Studies in Rishon Lezion. He served as vice-dean of the Faculty of Law of Tel-Aviv University. He is the Chairman of the Tax Club and the Capital Market Club and the School of Directors of Tel Aviv University. Prof. Gross serves on the Board of Directors and Chairman of many public companies. He has published extensively, including 12 books and over 200 various professional articles.

Hila Shamir         Tel Aviv University
Hila Shamir joined the Tel-Aviv University Faculty of Law in March 2009. She teaches in the fields of Employment, Labor and Welfare Law. In 2009 Hila received the European Union’s Marie Curie Reintegration Research Grant (FP7) and the prestigious Alon Fellowship (The Council of Higher Education in Israel). In her S.J.D. dissertation Hila studied distribution in markets of care, comparing the distributive effects of the law of employment, welfare, and immigration in the U.S., Australia and Israel. Hila’s research continues to focus on the interaction of the institutions of the market, the family, and the state as they effect the distribution of material and symbolic power. Hila has an S.J.D. (2008) and an LL.M. (2005) from Harvard Law School and an LL.B. from Tel-Aviv University. Prior to her graduate studies Hila served as a law clerk to Justice E. Mazza of the Israeli Supreme Court. Her research interest include labor law, employment law, welfare law, globalization and migration, and law and social theory.

Doreen McBarnet       Oxford University
Professor McBarnet has been based for some 30 years at Oxford University, where she is Professor of Socio-Legal Studies. She is currently also Visiting Professor in the Law School at Edinburgh University, where she teaches a master’s course on Corporate Social Responsibility and the Law, having also taught Corporate Responsibility in the early years of CSR for the MBA at Oxford’s Said Business School.     Her research interests have lain for many years in the area of legal regulation of business. She has worked on tax, financial reporting and corporate governance, focussing on business responses to regulation, and noting particularly the problems posed by the tendency in business to what she has termed ‘creative compliance’. In more recent years she has researched corporate social responsibility, business and professional ethics, and wider forms of governance in relation to business practice, and has addressed issues raised by the banking crisis. Among relevant publications are the books, Creative accounting and the cross-eyed javelin thrower (Wiley 1999) with C. Whelan, Crime, compliance and control (Ashgate, 2004) and The New Corporate Accountability: corporate social responsibility and the law (edited with A Voiculescu and T Campbell, Cambridge University Press, 2007, paper 2009).     She has published widely in academic and professional journals, presented papers in many countries to academic, regulatory and business audiences, been an academic visitor at universities in the UK, US, Australia and Canada, and Adjunct Professor at Australian National University, and engaged in business consultancy. She has been awarded the CBE for services to social science.

Lawrence E. Mitchell     Case Western Reserve University      
Professor Mitchell is Dean and Joseph C. Hostetler – Baker & Hostetler Professor of Law at Case Western University School of Law. Dean Mitchell is the author of The Speculation Economy: How Finance Triumphed Over Industry (2007) (awarded ForeWord Magazine’s 2007 Gold Medal for the Best Book in Business and Economic and the 2009 “IPPY” Silver Medal for Finance/Investment/Economics), and Corporate Irresponsibility: America’s Newest Export (2001), among other books and publications. Before joining the faculty at Case Western Reserve, he was the Theodore Rinehart Professor of Business Law at The George Washington University Law School, where he taught for 20 years and, was founding Chair and Executive Director of the Center for Law, Economics & Finance at GW. Professor Mitchell has written extensively on matters of corporate governance, law, finance, financial history, and ethics. A graduate of Williams College and Columbia University Law School, Professor Mitchell practiced corporate law in New York from 1981 to 1987.

Meir Heth         The College of Management Academic Studies
Professor (Emeritus) Meir Heth, lecturer specializing in business law and economics, legal monitoring of financial activity, securities law and antitrust laws. Professor Heth held several senior positions in economics and banking in Israel. From 1964 onwards he taught at the Hebrew University and Tel – Aviv University in economics, business administration and law professions: Introduction to Economics, the Israeli economy, financial markets, banking, securities laws and legal monitoring of economic activity.       From 1993 onwards, he was a lecturer and later professor in the School of Law in the College of Management, and taught Securities Law, Antitrust Law and financial markets in Israel, and seminars on various topics.
He holds degrees in economics and law. Served as Supervisor of Banks, Bank of Israel advisor, chairman of the Stock Exchange and chairman of Bank Leumi. Among his recent books: “Introduction to Economics – Israeli Version” and “Banking in Israel.” He also served as a director of numerous companies including Migdal, Clal (Israel), Sano, Avner, Teva – Pharmaceutical Industries and Psagot. He currently serves as director of Nilit. Prof. Heth serves also in boards of several organizations dealing with social and public activity.