William Magnuson

William Magnuson

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William Magnuson is Professor of Law at Texas A&M Law School, where he teaches and writes about corporations, technology and finance. His primary research interests are in the areas of business associa associations, mergers and acquisitions, international business associa transactions and international Law. He also focuses on a series of interrelated questions about the changing relationship between states and corporations in the modern world. Previously, he taught Law at Harvard University and was an associate Graves Dougherty Hearon & Moody. Before that, he was an associate at Sullivan & Cromwell and a journalist in the Rome bureau of the Washington Post.

Professional Experience

Academic History


  • Magnuson was a Climenko Fellow and Lecturer on Law at Harvard Law School.

  • He worked as a clerk under Priscilla R. Owen at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.

  • His expertise includes corporations, private equity, M&A, fintech, venture capital, hedge funds, blockchain and crypto, international business transactions, international law, and contracts.


  • Magnuson has written for numerous leading publications including Harvard Business Law Review, Stanford Journal of Law, and Business and Finance.

  • He has also written for the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, and Bloomberg.