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Christina M. Sautter

Cynthia Felder Fayard Professor of Law and Byron R. Kantrow Professor of Law

Recent Scholarship

In her fourth year at the Law Center, Professor Sautter continued teaching Business Associations I, Business Associations II, Mergers & Acquisitions, and Securities Regulation.  She served as a member of the Faculty Appointments Committee and of the Faculty Scholarship Committee, and as the Chair of the Legal Research & Writing and Fellows Committee.  In addition, she served on the Website Committee for the Southeastern Association of Law Schools.  Professor Sautter completed an article examining issues arising from the use of standstill agreements in public company mergers and acquisitions.  That article, Promises Made to be Broken? Standstills Agreements in Change of Control Transactions, was selected for publication by the Delaware Journal of Corporate Law and is scheduled to appear in print in the Fall of 2012.  She presented that article at the Central States Law School Associations 2011 Annual Conference and during the Fall 2011 Louisiana Junior Faculty Forum.  In addition, the article was featured on the Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation.  She is currently working on an article using auction theory research to examine whether standstill agreements enhance the maximization of stockholder value.

Brief Biography

Christina Sautter teaches Mergers & Acquisitions, Securities Regulation, and Business Associations I & II. Her scholarship explores the impact of judiciary rulings, boards of directors' fiduciary duties, market conditions, and acquisition agreement terms on the mergers & acquisitions sales process for public companies.  Her articles have been published in the Brooklyn Law Review, the Case Western Reserve Law Review, the Florida State University Law Review, The Journal of Corporation Law, and the Delaware Journal of Corporate Law.  Her recent 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 sponsors 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 in 2002. 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 in 1999, graduating summa cum laude.

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

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