Lawrence Weiss


Lawrence Weiss

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Lawrence A. Weiss is a Visiting Professor of Corporate Finance at MIT-Sloan. He is also Professor of International Accounting at Tufts University and has previously served on the faculties of McGill, Tulane, MIT, INSEAD, IMD, LBS, and Georgetown. Weiss received his B. Com, Diploma in public accounting and MBA from McGill University and his Doctorate in business administration from Harvard University. He began his career as a Canadian Chartered Accountant (equivalent to a CPA in the U.S.) working for KPMG.

Weiss’s current research has three themes: the reorganization of financially distressed firms; mergers and operations management; and the transition from country-specific accounting standards (Local GAAP) to a single set of global standards (IFRS). His publications include 14 referred articles, four books, and numerous other publications (e.g., working papers, chapters in books, op eds, and cases). His research has been cited over 2,000 times and he has received many honors and awards. Weiss has also worked as a consultant for several major corporations (including Novartis, Philips, and Unilever), and as an expert witness in both civil and criminal cases. He has also testified before the U.S. SenateJudiciary Committee on bankruptcy reform.