Eric Chaffee is a professor, the Peter M. Gerhart Distinguished Research Scholar, and the associate director of the Center for Business Law at Case Western Reserve Univerity of Law. He teaches courses relating to business law, contract law, tax law, and trusts & estates. He has won more than a dozen awards for his teaching.
A prolific writer, Professor Chaffee’s scholarship focuses on business law with an emphasis on compliance, cyberlaw, securities regulation, taxation, and business ethics. He is an author of the leading treatise on securities regulation in cyberspace. His work has been accepted for publication in numerous law reviews.
Professor Chaffee is actively involved in various legal academic professional organizations. He has served as chair of the Section on Securities Regulation of the American Association of Law Schools and chair of the Section on Scholarship of that institution as well. He is also a co-founder of the National Business Law Scholars Conference (the leading business law academic conference in the United States), and he currently sits on the executive committee of that organization.
Before entering the legal academy, Professor Chaffee was an attorney with Jones Day, where he handled civil and criminal matters for numerous Fortune 500 companies. As a law student, he also spent time working at Legal Aid in both Philadelphia and Ohio. Throughout his career, Professor Chaffee has worked with tax-exempt nonprofit organizations, including serving on several boards and advising various institutions on legal issues.