Using Westlaw, case law relevant to corporate governance can be efficiently located by using the “Cases by Topic” feature of Westlaw Next, then selecting “Corporations” and employing a keyword search. Results can be further restricted by selecting a specific state, the federal court system or a specific federal judicial circuit.
With Lexis, case law relevant to corporate governance can be efficiently located on Lexis by using the Content Type, Jurisdiction and Practice Areas & Topics tabs. Researchers should choose the “Business and Corporate Law” tab.
Federal and State case law can be accessed via freely available alternatives including:
Legal issues related to corporate governance at the federal level frequently involve the area of securities law. More information about regulations within this area of legal research and related federal websites can be found in the Securities Law subject guide. For further state regulatory information, see: