Fishman Haygood Announces Louis Fishman Professorship in Corporate Law at Co-Founder’s Tulane Law School Hall of Fame Induction

On May 8, 2024, Louis Fishman, founding partner and special counsel to the firm, was inducted into the Tulane Law School Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame honors the law school’s most notable alumni and trailblazers whose impact has elevated both the legal profession and the global stature of Tulane Law. During the special event, it was publicly announced for the first time that Fishman Haygood is creating an endowed professorship in corporate law to honor Fishman’s dedication to the firm, Tulane Law, and his community. Read more about the ceremony and the endowment announcement here.

Fishman Haygood partner and Tulane Law adjunct professor Maureen Gershanik, who counts Fishman as her mentor and friend, had the honor of surprising him with the news.

“In appreciation of your dedication to Fishman Haygood, the firm that you co-founded nearly 30 years ago, and as a symbol of the incredible admiration and affection we have for you as an attorney, leader, mentor, and friend, I am honored to announce that Fishman Haygood has partnered with Tulane Law School to create the Louis Fishman Professorship in Corporate Law,” said Gershanik.

Fishman’s professional accomplishments and commitment to Tulane Law School’s mission and its students made him a natural fit for the Hall of Fame recognition. Among his many achievements, Fishman is co-founder of the Tulane Corporate Law Institute, the largest corporate law gathering in the nation, and has served on the planning committee since 1988. The Louis Fishman Professorship in Corporate Law only further serves to cement Fishman’s significant place in the law school’s history.

“This endowed professorship will be an incredible asset in building out the school’s corporate law faculty and truly following the same vision that Louis had in establishing the Corporate Law Institute,” said Tulane Law School’s Interim Dean Sally Brown Richardson. “We are so grateful for Louis and all that he has done—and continues to do—for Tulane Law.”

“The professorship was a wonderful surprise that capped an incredible evening for me,” said Fishman. “It was a very exciting evening. Thank you to Fishman Haygood, Dean Richardson, and Tulane Law School for making the professorship possible.”

Fishman has served as a member of the Advisory Board of Editors for the Tulane Law Review since 1991 and has been an adjunct professor at the law school for more than three decades, where he currently teaches with Gershanik a mini-course on corporate governance. Read more about his practice and career here.