My new colleague and friend Bernie Burk is stepping into the faculty lounge to sit with us for a spell. Bernie joined the UNC faculty this summer from Stanford, where he had been an academic fellow at the Arthur and Toni Rembe Rock Center for Corporate Governance; before that he was for many years a shareholder at Howard Rice Nemerovski Canady Falk & Rabkin in San Francisco. After law school at Stanford, he had clerked for Judge William Schwarzer of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California.
Bernie writes and teaches in professional responsibility and on the legal profession. And he is the author recently with David McGowan of "Big But Brittle: Economic Perspectives on the Future of the Law Firm in the New Economy" in the Columbia Business Law Review.