Hillary A. Sale


Hillary A. Sale

Walter D. Coles Professor of Law; Professor of Management


B.A. and M.A., 1983, Boston University
J.D., 1993, Harvard University

Curriculum Vitae





Beth Mott - (314) 935-5313

Phone / Email

Phone: (314) 935-4631
E-mail: hsale@wulaw.wustl.edu 


Anheuser-Busch Hall, Room 582

Courses Taught

Business, Governance, and Law (at Olin School of Management)
Corporate Governance
Securities Regulation


Professor Hillary A. Sale, an expert in securities and corporate governance, ranks among the nation’s best scholars, teachers, and leaders in corporate and securities law. She is the co-author, with John C. Coffee, of a casebook on federal securities regulation, now in its 11th edition, and of a book on federal securities laws, rules, and forms. She has written extensively on matters including, redesigning the SEC, independent directors as securities monitors, derivative litigation, and corporate law and governance. Two of her articles were selected by Corporate Practice Commentator as among the annual “top ten” corporate and securities law articles. Professor Sale also regularly presents her scholarship at conferences and workshops throughout the country. At the law school, she is a recipient of the David M. Becker Professor of the Year Award and serves on the Faculty Advisory Board for the Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Work and Social Capital. Professor Sale also holds a courtesy appointment as a professor of management at the Olin School of Business. Among her professional affiliations, she is a member of the Executive Committee of DirectWomen and the Chair of the DirectWomen Institute, an organization dedicated to educating women attorneys about public company boards. She also is a member of the American Law Institute, a member of the ABA Corporate Laws Committee, and Chair of the Association of American Law Schools Committee on Business Associations. She previously was the F. Arnold Daum Chair in Corporate Finance and Law at the University of Iowa, where she received the President’s Collegiate Teaching Award. Before becoming a law professor, she clerked for the Hon. Richard S. Arnold, Chief Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, and practiced law with WilmerHale LLP (formerly Hale and Dorr LLP) in Boston, specializing in corporate and securities litigation and internal investigations. She also held several positions with government entities in Massachusetts.