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Frank Hoover Easterbrook

Frank Hoover Easterbrook, American federal judge. Bar: District of Columbia. Recipient Prize for Distinguished scholarship Emory University, Atlanta, 1981. Trustee James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation, since 1988. Member American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Law Institute, Mont Pelerin Society, Order of Coif, Phi Beta Kappa.

Background

  • Easterbrook, Frank Hoover was born on September 3, 1948 in Buffalo. Son of George Edmund and Vimy (Hoover) Easterbrook.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Swarthmore College, 1970. Juris Doctor, University Chicago, 1973.

    Career

    • Law clerk to Honorary Levin H. Campbell United States Court Appeals (1st circuit), Boston, 1973-1974. Assistant to solicitor general United States Department Justice, Washington, 1974-1977, deputy solicitor general, 1978-1979. Assistant professor law University Chicago, 1978-1981, professor law, 1981—1985, Lee & Brena Freeman professor, 1984-1985.

      Principal employee Lexecon Inc., Chicago, 1980-1985. Senior lecturer University Chicago, since 1985. Judge United States Court Appeals (7th circuit), Chicago, since 1985, chief judge, since 2006.

      Member advisory committee on tender offers Securities and Exchange Commission, Washington, 1983.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: District of Columbia.

    Works

    • The Economic Structure of Corporate Law
    • The authors argue that the rules and practices of corporate law mimic contractual provisions that parties would reach if they bargained about every contingency at zero cost and flawlessly enforced their agreements.

    Membership

    Trustee James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation, since 1988. Member American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Law Institute, Mont Pelerin Society, Order of Coif, Phi Beta Kappa.

    Connections

    • father: George Edmund Easterbrook
    • mother: Vimy (Hoover) Easterbrook
    Frank Hoover Easterbrook
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    Born September 3, 1948
    (age 69)
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