Zohar Goshen

Program Fellow
  • Alfred W. Bressler Professor of Law; Director, Center for Israeli Legal Studies
    Columbia Law School

Professor Goshen teaches at Columbia Law School, including courses on Corporations and Advanced Corporate Law: Theories and Practice. Since 2005, he has also taught at Ono Academic College's Faculty of Law in Kiryat Ono, Israel. He began his teaching career as the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in 1991, where he was the Phillip P. Mizock and Estelle Mizock Professor of Law before leaving in 2005. His research focuses on corporate law, securities regulation, corporate finance, and antitrust law. He received a Fulbright Fellowship (1989), Rothschild Fellowship (1989), and Olin Foundation Fellowship, Center for Law, Economics and Public Policy at Yale Law School (1990). Professor Goshen began his legal career as a law clerk to then-Chief Justice Meir Shamgar of the Supreme Court of Israel (1986 - 1987).

From 2008 through 2011, Professor Goshen was the Chairman of the Israel Securities Authority, where he previously had served as Director from 1995 to 1997. He has also served as Director (for public interests) of the Israel Discount Bank (1997 - 2002), Chairperson of the Disciplinary Court of Securities Advisers and Portfolio Managers (1997 - 2000), Chairperson for the Israeli Securities Authority's Corporate Governance Code Committee, Chairperson for the Israeli Ministry of Trade's Committee for Reevaluating the Israeli Antitrust Law, and a member of Israel's Democracy Institute.