Gabriel Rauterberg is a professor of law at the University of Michigan Law School. He teaches Corporate Law, Capital Markets Regulation, and Contracts. His research interests include corporate governance, contract law, and the regulation of securities markets.

Rauterberg’s research has won multiple awards, including being selected twice as one of the top 10 articles published yearly in corporate and securities law. SEC commissioners and the Delaware Court of Chancery have cited his research. Rauterberg’s solo and co-authored work has been published in various leading journals, including the Harvard Law ReviewColumbia Law ReviewMichigan Law Review, and Yale Journal of Regulation, and has been featured in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Forbes, and Bloomberg.

His current projects include a study of the contracting practices of England’s first business corporations, particularly the East India Company; various issues in contemporary securities market structure and fund regulation; and an interdisciplinary effort to study the trading behavior of artificially intelligent algorithms.

Rauterberg is also the co-author of three books: a systematic analysis of policy issues in securities trading markets, The New Stock Market: Law, Economics, and Policy (with Merritt Fox and Larry Glosten; Columbia University Press, 2019); a contracts casebook, Contracts: Law, Theory, and Practice (with Daniel Markovits; Foundation Press, 2018); and a popular primer on corporate law, Corporations in 100 Pages (with Holger Spamann and Scott Hirst, 2022).

Rauterberg has been an expert or consultant on a number of litigation matters involving the federal securities laws as well as state contract law. 

Before joining the Michigan Law faculty, he was a research scholar in capital markets at Columbia University. Before academia, he was an associate at Cooley LLP and Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, where he represented institutions and individuals in a variety of complex civil disputes ranging from class action securities fraud suits to breach of contract and fiduciary duty claims