Harvard Law School


Faculty Disclosures re: Related Outside Interests and Activities

Name: John C. Coates

HLS Title: Professor of Law

The faculty member above engages from time to time in outside activities, some of which are compensated, some of which are ongoing, and also has outside financial interests that may relate to his/her scholarly activities. The disclosures below are intended to provide interested parties information about potential conflicts of interest during the relevant period that might exist between the faculty member's scholarly and teaching activities, on the one hand, and his/her outside activities, on the other hand.
Client/Interest Role/Interest Issue/Matter Dates
Large global financial institution Other Corporate compliance June 2016 - ongoing
Large construction companies and their counsel [confidential] Expert / Consultant Finance January 2016 - ongoing
Williams Cos. and its counsel, Cravath Swaine & Moore Expert / Consultant M&A customs and practices November 2019 - February 2021
Twitter / Cooley Expert / Consultant Disclosure and management customs April 2019 - January 2021
MindBody / Kirkland Expert / Consultant M&A and corporate governance customs February 2019 - January 2021
FDIC Expert / Consultant Customs and practices regarding financing of intangibles February 2016 - January 2021
Large REIT and sponsors Expert / Consultant M&A customs and practices June 2020 - December 2020
Venture capital fund and its counsel Expert / Consultant Law firm customs and practices relating to preferred stock terms January 2020 - November 2020
Large public company (computer services) Expert / Consultant M&A / spinoff customs and practices January 2020 - October 2020
Large real estate firm Expert / Consultant M&A customs and practices June 2020 - August 2020
Thompson Oil and owners, and their counsel Tillotson Law Firm Expert / Consultant Corporate governance customs and practices April 2020 - July 2020
Large oil company Expert / Consultant Successorship and corporate organization January 2020 - July 2020
Private equity owned financial services firm Expert / Consultant M&A customs and practices May 2020 - June 2020
Mid-sized commercial bank Expert / Consultant M&A Customs April 2019 - June 2020
Federally sponsored investment vehicle and its counsel Expert / Consultant Corporate organization, successorship, assumption of liability April 2020 - May 2020
Private equity fund Expert / Consultant Conflict of interest polices and practices December 2019 - April 2020
Anadarko / Susman Godfrey Expert / Consultant M&A customs February 2019 - December 2019
MetWest and its counsel, Ropes and Gray Expert / Consultant Mutual fund operations July 2016 - July 2019
Large newspaper company board Expert / Consultant M&A and governance customs April 2019 - April 2019
Large corporate law firm Expert / Consultant Corporate law firm customs July 2018 - February 2019
Federal agency C Expert / Consultant Customs and practices regarding financing of intangibles February 2016 - February 2019
MetWest and its counsel, Ropes and Gray Expert / Consultant Mutual fund operations July 2016 - January 2019
Large public company and its counsel [confidential] Expert / Consultant Customs and practices regarding mergers and acquisitions January 2014 - January 2019
Large corporate law firm Expert / Consultant Alleged malpractice in transactional matter September 2015 - October 2017
Large public company (mining company) [confidential] Expert / Consultant Corporate governance and board of director processes and self-evaluation January 2014 - October 2015

Last Updated: June 25, 2022