Ronald Mann Contributor

Ronald Mann is a professor of law at Columbia, where he teaches courses in commercial finance and electronic commerce. He graduated from the University of Texas in 1985, and after clerking on the Ninth Circuit (Judge Sneed) and the Supreme Court (Justice Powell), he worked in the Solicitor General’s office under Kenneth Starr and Drew Days. He has written extensively about credit cards and other electronic payments systems, the role of patents in financing innovation, and related topics. He will cover the Court’s cases in the areas of banking and intellectual property.

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01.25.16 Court issues summary decision limiting claims against ERISA-governed ESOPs
01.21.16 Opinion analysis: Justices deal twin blows to class-action defendants
01.20.16 Opinion analysis: Justices reaffirm limitations on ERISA plan’s right to recover medical-reimbursement costs
01.19.16 Argument analysis: Justices appear to be leaning toward bright-line rule limiting diversity jurisdiction over artificial entities
01.11.16 Argument preview: Court to consider when a trust is a “citizen” for purposes of diversity jurisdiction
01.07.16 February argument calendar loses arbitration case to settlement
12.28.15 Academic highlight: The “first petition” effect and summer pool memos
12.14.15 Opinion analysis: Justices rebuke California courts (again) for refusal to enforce arbitration agreement
12.07.15 Summary order marks limitation on use of garnishment to enforce restitution orders
12.03.15 Argument analysis: Justices spar over ERISA preemption of state health-care databases
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