Ann Lipton on the Internal-Affairs Doctrine

Ann Lipton, associate professor of business law and entrepreneurship at Tulane University, joins the Business Scholarship Podcast to discuss her essay Inside Out (or, One State to Rule them All): New Challenges to the Internal Affairs Doctrine. In this essay, Lipton observes a trend in which internal-affairs doctrine, via forum-selection bylaws, encroaches on substantive fields outside its corporate-governance heartland. This trend includes employment and securities disputes. She identifies concerns with this trend, including undermining states’ non-corporate regulatory policies and forcing disputes, like claims under the Exchange Act, into fora that lack subject-matter jurisdiction to hear them.