Professor Manesh's research interest focuses on the intersection of corporate, contract and LLC law. He has authored articles in the Boston College Law Review, the Delaware Journal of Corporate Law and the Stanford Technology Law Review, among others. His work has been cited in the popular Friedenthal, Miller, Sexton and Hershkoff civil procedure case book and, more recently, by the Second Circuit Court of Appeals in the 2011 case Litwin v. Blackstone Group LP.
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.