Faculty Director, Portland Program
Professor Manesh's teaching and research interests focus on the intersection of corporate, contract and LLC law. He has authored articles in the Boston College Law Review, the Journal of Corporation Law and the Delaware Journal of Corporate Law, among others. His work has been cited in leading casebooks as well as the Second Circuit Court of Appeals in the case Litwin v. Blackstone Group.
Since 2013, Professor Manesh has served as the faculty director of Oregon Law's Portland Program. That same year, he also received the Orlando J. Hollis Faculty Teaching Award, the law school's highest teaching honor.
Prior to joining Oregon Law, Professor Manesh was an associate attorney in the Seattle office of Davis Wright Tremaine LLP. At Davis Wright Tremaine, Professor Manesh practiced in the areas of corporate finance and business transactions, representing a variety of clients ranging from small, venture-backed start-ups to publicly-traded corporations.
Professor Manesh earned his undergraduate degree in industrial engineering summa cum laude from the University of Arkansas and his law degree magna cum laude from Georgetown University, where he was named Order of the Coif. While at Georgetown, Professor Manesh served as notes editor for the Georgetown Journal of Legal Ethics. As a student, his writing was awarded first place in the Journal of Business and Securities Law's Elliot A. Spoon Business Law Writing Competition, honorable mention in the American Bar Association's Mendes Hershman Student Writing Competition and recognized with the St. Thomas More Award from the Georgetown Journal of Legal Ethics.