Professor Manesh's scholarship focuses on the intersections of corporate, contract and LLC law. He has authored articles in the N.Y.U. Law Review, Boston College Law Review, North Carolina Law Review, Florida State University Law Review, and the Journal of Corporation Law, among others. His scholarship has been cited in leading casebooks and more than 30 court decisions, including opinions of the U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals, Delaware Supreme Court and Delaware Court of Chancery. In 2023, the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals en banc cited Professor Manesh’s scholarship in a consequential decision raising doubts about the continued validity of the U.S. Supreme Court’s 1964 decision in J.I. Case Co. v. Borak.
Abandoned and Split But Never Reversed: Borak and Federal Court Derivative Litigation (forthcoming 2023) (co-authored with Joseph A. Grundfest).
The Corporate Contract and Shareholder Arbitration (forthcoming 2023) (co-authored with Joseph A. Grundfest).
The Corporate Contract and the Internal Affairs Doctrine, 71 Am. U. L. Rev. 501 (2021).
The Contested Edges of Internal Affairs, 87 Tenn. L. Rev. 251 (2020).
Fiduciary Principles in Unincorporated Entity Law, in The Oxford Handbook of Fiduciary Law (Evan J. Criddle, Paul B. Miller, and Robert H. Sitkoff, eds., Oxford University Press, 2019).
Introducing the Totally Unnecessary Benefit LLC, 97 N.C. L. Rev. 603 (2019).
Creatures of Contract: A Half-Truth about LLCs, 42 Del. J. Corp. L. 391 (2018).
The Case Against Fiduciary Entity Veil Piercing, 72 Bus. Law. 61 (2017).
Equity in LLC Law?, 44 Fla. St. U. L. Rev. 93 (2016).
Dictum in Alternative Entity Jurisprudence and the Expansion of Judicial Power in Delaware, in Research Handbook on Partnerships, LLCs and Alternative Forms of Business Organizations (2015).
Nearing 30, Is Revlon Showing its Age?, 71 Wash. & Lee L. Rev. Online 107 (2014).
Defined by Dictum: The Geography of Revlon-Land in Cash and Mixed Consideration Transactions, 59 Vill. L. Rev. 1 (2014).
Damning Dictum: The Default Duty Debate in Delaware, 39 J. Corp. L. 35 (2013).
Express Contract Terms and the Implied Contractual Covenant of Delaware Law, 38 Del. J. Corp. L. 1 (2013).
Contractual Freedom under Delaware Alternative Entity Law: Evidence from Publicly Traded LPs and LLCs, 37 J. Corp. L. 555 (2012).
Delaware and the Market for LLC Law: A Theory of Contractibility and Legal Indeterminacy, 52 B.C. L. Rev. 189 (2011).
Legal Asymmetry and the End of Corporate Law, 34 Del. J. Corp. L. 465 (2009).
The Immorality of Theft, The Amorality of Infringement, 2006 Stan. Tech. L. Rev. 5.
Indeterminacy and Self Enforcement: A Defense of Delaware's Approach to Director Independence in Derivative Litigation, 6 J. Bus. & Sec. L. 177 (2006).
The New Class Action Rule: Procedural Reforms in an Ethical Vacuum, 18 Geo. J. Legal Ethics 923 (2005).