Kenneth M. Lehn is a Senior Consultant with Compass Lexecon. He also is the Samuel A. McCullough Professor of Finance in the Katz Graduate School of Business of the University of Pittsburgh and a Professor of Law in the School of Law at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Lehn served as chief economist of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission from 1987 to 1991.
Dr. Lehn’s expertise focuses on topics in corporate finance, including mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, and capital structure. In addition, he has written on topics relating to the economics of professional sports. Dr. Lehn has published in leading academic journals, including the Journal of Financial Economics, Journal of Finance, Journal of Political Economy, American Economic Review, and Journal of Law and Economics. Dr. Lehn is a founding editor of the Journal of Corporate Finance. He serves on the Shadow Financial Regulatory Committee at the American Enterprise Institute. He has served as a consultant for numerous firms and government agencies, including JPMorgan Chase & Co., Lehman Brothers, The Walt Disney Company, Marriott International, Inc., Procter & Gamble, AT&T Wireless, the National Hockey League, the U.S. Department of Justice, and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
Dr. Lehn’s previous consulting experience was primarily with Cornerstone Research. In addition, he has taught at Washington University, UCLA, Miami University, and the Georgetown University Law Center and has won numerous teaching awards. He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Washington University and an M.A. in Economics from Miami University.