Miriam A. Cherry
Co-Director, William C. Wefel Center for Employment Law
Department: School of Law
Colleges / Universities: Saint Louis University
Miriam A. Cherry is Professor at the Saint Louis University School of Law and Co-Director of the William C. Wefel Center for Employment Law. Her scholarship is interdisciplinary and focuses on the intersection of technology and globalization with business, contract, and employment law topics. In her recent work, Professor Cherry analyzes crowdfunding, markets for corporate social responsibility, virtual work, and social entrepreneurship.
Professor Cherry’s academic articles will appear or have appeared in Northwestern Law Review, Minnesota Law Review, Washington Law Review, Illinois Law Review, Georgia Law Review, Alabama Law Review, Maryland Law Review, and the Tulane Law Review, among others. Professor Cherry is a Member of the American Law Institute, (elected 2008). She is also a Member of the Faculty Senate Compensation and Benefits Committee at Saint Louis University (since 2013) and an Executive Board Member of the Association of American Law Schools (AALS) Section on Contracts (since 2017).
After graduation from law school, Professor Cherry clerked for Justice Roderick Ireland of the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts and then for Judge Gerald Heaney of the U. S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. In 2001, a transition to the private sector took her to the Boston firm of Foley Hoag LLP, where she practiced corporate law with an emphasis on mergers and acquisitions, securities compliance filings, venture capital, and private debt financing. She was also associated with the firm of Berman, DeValerio & Pease, where she was involved in litigating several accounting fraud cases including those against former telecom giant WorldCom and Symbol Technologies, which resulted in a $139 million settlement.
J.D. Harvard Law School, 1999
B.A. Dartmouth College, 1996