Charles M. Elson is a professor of finance in the University of Delaware’s Alfred Lerner College of Business and Economics. He is also consultant to the law firm of Holland & Knight.
He formerly served as a professor of law at Stetson University College of Law in St. Petersburg, Florida from 1990 until 2001. His fields of expertise include corporations, securities regulation and corporate governance. He is a graduate of Harvard College and the University of Virginia Law School, and has served as a law clerk to Judges J. Harvie Wilkinson III and Elbert P. Tuttle of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth and Eleventh Circuits. He has been a visiting professor at the University of Illinois College of Law, the Cornell Law School and the University of Maryland School of Law, was a Salvatori Fellow at the Heritage Foundation in Washington, D.C. and is a member of the American Law Institute.