Loewenstein will begin his tenure in the endowed chair on July 1, according to an announcement by law school Dean David Getches.
Getches said the law school cast a wide net in searching for someone to fulfill the endowment's requirement of a candidate with a national reputation in commercial, corporate, securities or tax law. He interviewed two candidates in person and others by phone. In the end, it was one of the most well-regarded and revered law professors at CU who rose above the rest.
"One of the most frequent comments I have received in talking with leaders in this field is that we likely have the best candidate right here," Getches said. "It has become brightly apparent to me that Mark's expertise and reputation in the field of corporations and business associations is unmatched."
Previously, Loewenstein served as a Nicholas A. Rosenbaum Professor of Law. He has attracted national interest in his field through articles on corporate governance and accountability, and has published several widely used college textbooks.