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Gerald Rosenfeld

Gerald Rosenfeld

Joined Stern 1991

Leonard N. Stern School of Business
Kaufman Management Center
44 West Fourth Street, KMC 9-150
New York, NY 10012

E-mail grosenfe@stern.nyu.edu


Gerald Rosenfeld joined New York University Stern School of Business as a Clinical Professor of Business in September 2007. A member of the NYU Stern Board of Overseers. Professor Rosenfeld is also an Adjunct Professor of Law and Co-Director of the Leadership Program on Law and Business at NYU School of Law.

Professor Rosenfeld is currently Deputy Chairman of Rothschild North America, having served as Chief Executive Officer for eight years. He has been an investment banker for more than 25 years at Salomon Brothers, Bankers Trust Company and Lazard Freres, before joining Rothschild in 2000. Prior to his career in investment banking, Professor Rosenfeld was a consultant at McKinsey & Co. In his investment banking career, Professor Rosenfeld has worked primarily in the area of mergers and acquisitions, representing General Motors, Chrysler, ITT Corporation, Tenneco, Lotus, TRW, Thermo-Electron, United Airlines, TWA and US Airways, among many others. Professor Rosenfeld has served on several public Boards of Directors and is currently a Director of ContiGroup Companies.

Professor Rosenfeld holds a Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics from New York University and is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Research Interests

  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Corporate Governance
  • Ethics and Professional Responsibility

Courses Taught

  • Law and Business of Investment Banking
  • Professional Responsibility in Law and Business
  • Restructuring Firms and Industries

Academic Background

Ph.D., Applied Mathematics, 1973
New York University

Master's degree, Engineering, 1970
City University of New York

Bachelor's degree, Civil Engineering, 1968
City College of New York

Areas of Expertise


  • Business Ethics
  • Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)


  • Corporate Governance
  • Investment Banking
  • Mergers & Acquisitions


  • Mergers & Acquisitions