Brent J. Horton is an associate professor at Gabelli School of Business, where he teaches courses in business law, business associations, and corporate and securities law. In 2009 he received the Cura Personalis Award, presented to the faculty member who best embodies the Jesuit principle of "care of the whole person" by nurturing and challenging students' hearts and minds.
Professor Horton's scholarship focuses on the ability of non-corporate business associations—LPs and LLCs—to modify traditional fiduciary duties, and the impact of such modification on investors. Professor Horton's article, The Going-Private Freeze-Out: A Unique Danger for Investors in Delaware Non-Corporate Business Associations, which appeared in the Delaware Journal of Corporation Law in 2013, was recently cited by the Delaware Court of Chancery inAllen v. El Paso Pipeline GP Company, LLC.
Professor Horton is also the author of a substantial body of scholarship focusing on the securitization of mortgages (the creation of "mortgage-backed securities" or "MBS"). He has published—or is committed to publish—articles about the regulation of MBS in the Boston University Law Review, Florida Law Review and Tulane Law Review.
For a full list of Professor Horton's scholarship, please click on the "Publications" tab below.