Eric W. Orts
Professor of Legal Studies and Business Ethics and Management
Director, Initiative for Global Environmental Leadership
Research Interests: corporate governance, environmental management, environmental law and policy, securities regulation, theories of the firm, professional ethics
JSD, Columbia University, 1994; JD, University of Michigan, 1988; MA, New School for Social Research, 1985; BA, Oberlin College, 1982.
Career and Recent Professional Awards; Teaching Awards
MBA Excellence in Teaching Award for an Elective Course, 2011.
Academic Positions Held
Wharton: 1991-present (named Guardsmark Professor in 2001); faculty director, Initiative for Global Environmental Leadership, 2007 to present; faculty co-director, FINRA at Wharton Institute, 2000 to present. Visiting appointments: Harvard University (Eugene P. Beard Faculty Fellow, Center for Ethics and the Professions); University of Leuven (Fulbright Visiting Professor, law faculty); University of Michigan Law School; NYU School of Law; UCLA School of Law; University of California Santa Barbara, Bren School of Environmental Science and Management; University of Sydney Law School; and Tsinghua University, School of Economics and Management (Freeman Foundation Visiting Professor). Fall 2013: Visiting Professor of Legal Studies, Business Ethics and Management, INSEAD, Fontainebleau, France.
Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, associate attorney, 1988-90; Chemical Bank Fellow in Corporate Social Responsibility, Columbia University School of Law, 1990-91.
Founding board member, Alliance for Research in Corporate Sustainability, 2009-present; editorial board, Business Ethics Quarterly, 2011-present; consulting member, American Law Institute, 1997-present.