Name: Thomas M. Madden
Title: Assistant Professor of Business Law
Office Location: Dyson 112F
Extension: (845) 575-3000 ext. 2189
Personal Web Page: http://
Degrees Held:

B.A., Trinity College (with interdisciplinary honors)

M.A., New York University

J.D., Northwestern University School of Law


Member New York, Massachustts, and Rhode Island Bars.

  • Law & Strategy & Ethics?, work in progress (2017).
  • Significance and the Materiality Tautology, 10 J. Bus. & Tech. Law 217 (2015).
  • Apologizing at Community Hospital – Giving Voice to ValuesBabson (2013).
  • Do Fiduciary Duties of Managers and Members of Limited Liability Companies Exist as with Shareholders of Closely Held Corporations? 12 Duq. Bus. L.J. 211 (Summer 2010).
  • O’Hagan, 10b5-2, Relationships and Duties, 4 Hastings Bus. L. J. 55 (Winter 2008).
  • Identity Confusion and the Close Corporation: Do Corporate Formalities Matter? 54 RI Bar Jrnl. 5 (November/December 2005).
  • Fair Value and the Closely Held Corporation, 51 RI Bar Jrnl. 25 (September/October 2002).
  • International Trade Law Streaming Media Module for the Rhode Island Export Assistance Center (2002).
  • Oppression of Minority Shareholder Rights in Closely Held Corporations, 50 RI Bar Jrnl. 19 (March/April 2002).
  • Causation in Private Civil Actions by Minority Shareholders Under Proxy Provisions of Section 14(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (15 U.S.C.A. Section 78 N(A)) and Securities Exchange Act Rules Thereunder -- Post Virginia Bankshares, 137 A.L.R. Fed. 293 (1997).
  • Exempt Securities -- Federal Regulation of Securities Annotated, Ch. 3, Lawyers Cooperative (1996).
Research Interests:
  • Ethics and financial regulation.
  • Law and strategy.
  • Alternative dispute resolution.
Conferences & Workshops:
  • Zicklin Center for Normative Ethics Workshop, University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School, 2015.
  • ALSB member, 2012-present.
  • ALSB Proceedings Reviewer, Philadelphia Annual Conference, 2015.
  • ABLJ Manuscript Reviewer, 2014-present.
  • NARBLA member, 2014 - present.
  • Member, Boston Bar Association, Financial Services Section, 2008-present.
  • Rhode Island Bar Association (elected Delegate, 2003-present; Committee on Ethics and Professionalism, 2000-2008; R.I. Bar Journal Editorial Board, 2005-2007; Annual Meeting Committee, 2006-present).
  • Association of the Bar of the City of New York (Committee on Professional and Judicial Ethics, 1996-1999; Committee on Securities Regulation, 1999-2000; Council on International Affairs, 1999-2000).
  • American Bar Association (Sections on Business Law, Intellectual Property, and International Law, 2000-present [interupted]).
  • Law and Strategy and Ethics, at NARBLA annual conference, Bentley University, April 2016.
  • Shareholder Agreements, at the Rhode Island Bar Association Annual Meeting, June 2015.
  • Market Basket and the Unique Challenges of Family Businesses for the Turnaround Management Association, Northeast Chapter at The University Club of Providence, February, 2015.
  • Ethics and Financial Regulation, work in progress, at NEALSB annual conference, Lenox, Massachusetts, April 2014.
  • Significance and the Materiality Tautology, at NARBLA annual conference, UMASS Lowell, April 2014.
  • The Anatomy of the Meltdown of the Closely Held Corporation at the Rhode Island Bar Association Annual Meeting, June 2014.
  • Employment Law Update in Rhode Island for Sterling Education at the Providence Hilton, February 2009.