Harold E. Rolfe
Adjunct Professor of Law
As Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of The Hertz Corporation from 1998 to 2007, Harold Rolfe supervised the legal affairs of the world’s largest car rental system and North America’s second largest equipment rental company; he also was responsible for the company’s airport relations and a real estate portfolio of over 2,000 properties.
Before his time at Hertz, Mr. Rolfe served for seven years as the Vice President and General Counsel of Corporation Property Investors, Inc., a real estate trust with roughly $6 billion in assets (including the General Motors Building in Manhattan and 21 super-regional shopping centers). He began his career as an Associate at Cravath, Swaine & Moore in New York, where he worked in the firm’s corporate department from 1983 to 1991.
At Fordham, Mr. Rolfe has taught a section of Introduction to the Deal, a course introducing second- and third-year law students to processes, concepts, and documents they will encounter in the practice of corporate law, every spring and fall semester since 2009. He is presently working on a textbook covering and expanding on the subjects considered in his course.
J.D. (magna cum laude), Harvard University, 1983.
M.A. (Economics), Yale University, 1980.
B.A. (summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, Distinction in Economics), Yale University, 1980.