Seth Chertok

Associate Professor of Law

For as man is the best of all animals when he has reached his full development, so he is worst of all when divorced from law and justice. Aristotle’s ancient Greek vision of law and justice motivates me every day in the field of corporate law, private equity, securities regulation and tort law, which in essence, are all phenomena around the axis of law and justice.”

  • Professor Chertok is a scholar specializing in securities regulation, corporate governance and M&A law as well as private equity, investment management and broker-dealer law.  He is also a seasoned Torts teacher, where he explores torts at the intersection of law and economics, and other relevant tort law policy perspectives.

    He has published articles on a wide range of corporate and securities topics in national and international legal academic, business academic and industry journals, in the United States, the U.K. and China.  His most recent article on finders, his first foray into the sub-field of broker-dealer securities regulation, appeared in the Wake Forest Law Review in Winter 2016.  His earlier articles focused on the evolution of the Dodd-Frank Act and its impact on private equity investment advisers.  Such articles have appeared in major business law academic specialty journals, such as the University of Pennsylvania Journal of Business Law, the Harvard Business Law Review (online edition), the N.Y.U. Journal of Law and Business, the University of Pennsylvania Journal of International Economic Law, the University of Virginia Law and Business Review and the U.C. Davis Business Law Journal.  Professor Chertok was also a co-author of the ABA Subcommittee Report, regarding significant Dodd-Frank Act developments in federal securities regulation in 2011, published in the ABA’s Business Lawyer.

    Professor Chertok received his J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School where he won the Lefever Prize for the best paper in law and economics.  He received his B.A. with honors from the University of Chicago, and studied in France at the University of Paris – La Sorbonne and Nanterre.  Prior to joining STL, Professor Chertok served as a Visiting Assistant Professor of Law at Penn State University Law School and was an associate with the leading multinational law firm, Morrison & Foerster, in their private equity funds practice group.


    • J.D., University of Pennsylvania Law School
    • B.A., University of Chicago


    • Mergers and Acquisitions
    • Business Associations
    • Torts I and II
    • Advanced Mergers and Acquisitions

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