Royce de R. Barondes

Royce de R. Barondes
Associate Professor of Law

SB (1982) and SM (1982), Massachusetts Institute of Technology
JD (1985), University of Virginia

Royce Barondes is an Associate Professor at the University of Missouri, where he primarily teaches Business Organizations, Corporate Finance, Securities Regulation and Contracts.

After his graduation from St. Paul's School, he attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he first enrolled in a graduate class at the age of seventeen and was subsequently awarded Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Mechanical Engineering. Following receipt of a J.D. from the University of Virginia, he was an associate for 6-1/2 years at Cravath, Swaine & Moore, in New York City, where his practice emphasized representing investment banks in securities offerings.

He has authored or co-authored over fifteen law review works, in journals such as the George Mason Law Review, the Tulane Law Review and the Fordham Law Review. His research has focused on corporate law and securities law, with some emphasis on initial public offerings and the use of empirical techniques.

Before joining the MU faculty, he taught in the business schools of the University of Georgia and Louisiana State University.

Publications

Academic Journals

Vestigial Literalism in the Interpretation of Corporate Financing Instruments, 15 TRANSACTIONS: THE TENNESSEE JOURNAL OF BUSINESS LAW 239 (2014).
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Side Letters, Incorporation by Reference and Construction of Contractual Relationships Memorialized in Multiple Writings, 64 BAYLOR LAW REVIEW 651 (2012).
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Services as Capital Contributions: Understanding Kovacik v. Reed, 3 ENTREPRENEURIAL BUSINESS LAW JOURNAL 1 (2008).
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Fiduciary Duties in Distressed Corporations: Second-Generation Issues, 1 JOURNAL OF BUSINESS & TECHNOLOGY LAW 371 (2007).
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Correcting the Empirical Foundations of IPO-Pricing Regulation, 33 FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY LAW REVIEW 437 (2005).
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Should Antitrust Education be Mandatory (for Law School Administrators)? (with Thomas A. Lambert), 38 U.C. DAVIS LAW REVIEW 1299 (2005).
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NASD Regulation of IPO Conflicts of Interest - Does Gatekeeping Work?, 79 TULANE LAW REVIEW 859 (2005).
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An Alternative Paradigm for Valuing Breach of Registration Rights and Loss of Liquidity, 39 UNIVERSITY OF RICHMOND LAW REVIEW 627 (2005).
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Examining Compliance with Fiduciary Duties: A Study of Real Estate Agents (with V. Carlos Slawson Jr.), 84 OREGON LAW REVIEW 681 (2005).
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Rejecting the Marie Antoinette Paradigm of Prejudgment Interest, 43 BRANDEIS LAW JOURNAL 1 (2004).
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Reorganizations and Stochastic Collateral Value, 11 SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA INTERDISCIPLINARY LAW JOURNAL 193 (2002).
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The Business Lawyer as Terrorist Transaction Cost Engineer, 69 FORDHAM LAW REVIEW 31 (2000).
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Adequacy of Disclosure of Restrictions on Flipping IPO Securities, 74 TULANE LAW REVIEW 883 (2000).
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Fiduciary Duties of Officers and Directors of Distressed Corporations, 7 GEORGE MASON LAW REVIEW 45 (1998).
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The Limits of Quantitative Legal Analyses: Chaos in Legal Scholarship and FDIC v. W.R. Grace & Co., 48 RUTGERS LAW REVIEW 161 (1995).
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An Economic Analysis of the Potential for Coercion in Consent Solicitations for Bonds, 63 FORDHAM LAW REVIEW 749 (1994).
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Dynamic Economic Analyses of Selected Provisions of Corporate Law: The Absolute Delegation Rule, Disclosure of Intermediate Estimates and IPO Pricing, 7 DEPAUL BUSINESS LAW JOURNAL 97 (1994).
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The Bespeaks Caution Doctrine: Revisiting The Application of Federal Securities Law To Opinions and Estimates, 19 JOURNAL OF CORPORATION LAW 244 (1994).
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Professional Journals

Underwriters' Counsel as Gatekeeper or Turnstile: An Empirical Analysis of Law Firm Prestige and Performance in IPOs, with Charles Nyce and Gary C. Sanger, 2 CAPITAL MARKETS LAW JOURNAL 164 (2007).
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Professionalism Consequences of Law Firm Investments in Clients: An Empirical Assessment, 39 AMERICAN BUSINESS LAW JOURNAL 379 (2002).
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Working Papers

ABA Judicial Ratings as the 'Gold Standard' or Fool's Gold: Federal District Judge Ratings and Reversals, SSRN Working Paper Series (2010).
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Federal District Judge Gender and Reversals, 5th Annual Conference on Empirical Legal Studies Paper (2010).
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Want Your Opinions Reversed? Hire a Yale Clerk (and Don't Require the Bar), U of Missouri-Columbia School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2008-8 (2008).
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The Contours of the Unconscionabilty Defense in Missouri, U of Missouri-Columbia School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2007-01 (2007).
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Law Firm Prestige and Performance in IPOs: Underwriters' Counsel as Gatekeeper or Turnstile (with Charles Nyce and Gary C. Sanger), CORI Working Paper No. 03-08 (2004).
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Valuing 1933 Act Registration Rights, CORI Working Paper No. 03-09 (2004).
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IPO Spreads: You Get What You Pay For (with Alexander W. Butler and Gary C. Sanger), SSRN Working Paper Series (2000).
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Complete Listing of Publications