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Education

J.D., 2002, Villanova University School of Law, summa cum laude
B.S., 1999, Florida State University, summa cum laude

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Christina M. Sautter

Cynthia Felder Fayard Professorship, Byron R. Kantrow Professorship, and Vinson & Elkins Professorship
Professor of Law

Biography

Christina Sautter teaches Mergers & Acquisitions, Securities Regulation, and Business Associations I & II. Her scholarship interests lie in corporate governance, mergers & acquisitions, and transactional law. She co-authored Mergers and Acquisitions Law, a hornbook published by West Academic Publishing. She has authored articles in the Washington & Lee Law ReviewBrooklyn Law Review, Case Western Reserve Law Review, Florida State University Law ReviewFordham Law Review Online, Tulane Law Review, The Journal of Corporation Law, and Delaware Journal of Corporate Law. She also is the author of a chapter in the Research Handbook on Mergers & Acquisitions. Her article, Auction Theory & Standstill Agreements: Dealing with Friends and Foes in a Sale of Corporate Control, 64 Case W. Res. L. Rev. 521 (2013), was one of twelve papers selected out of over 60 blind submissions for presentation at the Center for Law, Economics, and Finance (C-LEAF) 2013 Junior Faculty Business and Financial Law Workshop. The George Washington University Law School sponsored C-LEAF.

Prior to joining the faculty, Professor Sautter served as a Westerfield Fellow at Loyola University New Orleans College of Law. During her fellowship, she taught Mergers & Acquisitions, Legal Research & Writing, and Moot Court (Appellate Advocacy). She also practiced in the Mergers & Acquisitions Group in the New York City offices of Shearman & Sterling LLP and clerked for the late Honorable H. Emory Widener, Jr. of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.

Professor Sautter earned her J.D. from Villanova University School of Law, graduating summa cum laude. While in law school, Professor Sautter was a managing editor of the Villanova Law Review and was selected as a member of The Order of the Coif. She received her bachelor's degree in both Multinational Business Operations and Marketing from Florida State University, graduating summa cum laude.

Courses Taught

Business Associations I & II, Mergers & Acquisitions, Securities Regulation

Selected Publications

Books

Franklin A. Gevurtz & Christina M. Sautter, Mergers and Acquisitions Law (West Academic Publishing 2018).
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Chapters in Books

Christina M. Sautter, Rewritten Revlon, Inc. v. MacAndrews & Forbes Holdings, Inc., Feminist Judgments: Rewritten Corporate Law (Kelli Alces Williams, Anne Choike, & Usha R. Rodrigues, eds.) (Cambridge University Press) (forthcoming 2021). Full Text

Christina M. Sautter, Tender Offers and Disclosure: The History and Future of the Williams Act, in the Research Handbook on Mergers and Acquisitions (Claire Hill & Steven Davidoff Solomon, eds.) (Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd.) (2016). Full Text

Law Review Articles

Sergio Alberto Gramitto Ricci & Christina M. Sautter, Corporate Governance Gaming: The Power of Retail Investors, 22 Nev. L.J. (forthcoming 2021). Full Text

Christina M. Sautter, Transaction Cost Economics & MAEs: The Dealmaker’s Crystal Ball, 89 Fordham L. Rev. Online 41 (2021). Full Text

Christina M. Sautter, Delaware as Deal Arbiter, 77 Wash. & Lee L. Rev. 1269 (2020). Full Text

Christina M. Sautter, The Golden Ratio of Corporate Deal-Making, 41 J. Corp. L. 817 (2016). Full Text

Christina M. Sautter, Fleecing the Family Jewels, 90 Tul. L. Rev. 545 (2016). Full Text

Steven M. Davidoff & Christina M. Sautter, Lock-Up Creep, 38 J. Corp. L. 681 (2013). Full Text

Christina M. Sautter, Auction Theory & Standstill Agreements: Dealing with Friends and Foes in a Sale of Corporate Control, 64 Case W. Res. L. Rev. 521 (2013). Full Text

Christina M. Sautter, Promises Made to be Broken? Standstill Agreements in Change of Control Transactions, 37 Del. J. Corp. L. 929 (2013). Full Text

Christina M. Sautter, Rethinking Contractual Limits on Fiduciary Duties, 38 Fla. St. U. L. Rev. 55 (2010). Full Text

Christina M. Sautter, Shopping During Extended Store Hours: From No Shops to Go-Shops – the Development, Effectiveness, and Implications of Go-Shop Provisions in Change of Control Transactions, 73 Brook. L. Rev. 525 (2008). Full Text

Christina M. Sautter, Note, A Matter of Class: The Impact of Brown v. McLean on Employee Discharge Cases, 46 Vill. L. Rev. 421 (2001).