Marisa Anne Pagnattaro

Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Programs and Josiah Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professor

  • Josiah Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professor
  • Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Programs
339 Brooks Hall
310 Herty Drive
Athens, GA 30602
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Degree Field of Study Institution Graduation Year
  • English (American Lit.)
University of Georgia
  • Law
New York Law School
  • English
Colgate University

Research Interests

  • China
  • Employment Law - International and Domestic
  • Protection of Trade Secrets
  • International Trade Law

Prior Professional Positions

Organization / Department Title Years of Service
Kilpatrick & Cody (now Kilpatrick Townsend LLP)
Attorney 1987 to 1992


Award Name Awarded By Year Awarded
Creative Teaching Award
University of Georgia
Outstanding Teaching Award
University of Georgia
Terry College of Business
Ralph J. Bunche Award - Best International Research Paper
Academy of Legal Studies in Business - International Section
Master Teacher
Academy of Legal Studies in Business
Outstanding Teacher Recognition
Student Government Association
Lothar Tresp Outstanding Honors Professor
Honors Program
Hober Excellence in Research Award
Journal of Legal Studies in Education
Emil S. Troelston Award for Outstanding Business Education
Alpha Kappa Psi
Richard Russell Undergraduate Teaching Award
University of Georgia
J. Hatten Howard Teaching Award
UGA Honors Program

Editorial Appointments

Position Name of Journal Year(s)
American Business Law Journal
2013 - 2014
Managing Editor
American Business Law Journal
2012 - 2013
Articles Editor
American Business Law Journal
2009 - 2012
Managing Editor
Journal of Legal Studies in Business
2002 - 2005
Georgia Bar Journal
2001 - 2002


Organization Title Year(s) Service Type
International Law Section, Academy of Legal Studies in Busin
President 2008 - 2009 Professional
Labor & Employment Section, Academy of Legal Studies in Busi
Chair 2006 - 2007 Professional
Southeastern Academy of Legal Studies in Business
President 2005 - 2006 Professional
International Committee, ABA Labor & Employment Section, Emp
Co-Chair 2004 - 2014 Professional

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

  • Marisa Pagnattaro and Stephen Park. forthcoming 2015. The Long Arm of Section 337: International Trade Law as a Global Business Remedy. American Business Law Journal .
  • Marisa Pagnattaro. 2013. Labor Rights are Human Rights: Direct Action is Critical in Supply Chains and Trade Policy. South Carolina Journal Of International Law And Business, 10(1):1-62.
  • Marisa Anne Pagnattaro. 2012. Preventing Know-How from Walking out the Door in China: Protection of Trade Secrets. Business Horizons, 55(4).
  • Marisa Anne Pagnattaro. 2012. U.S. Trade Policy: Increased Emphasis on Worker Rights. Georgia Journal Of International And Comparative Law, 40(3).
  • Marisa Anne Pagnattaro & Stephanie Greene. 2011. Say on Pay: The Movement to Reform Executive Compensation in the U.S. and Europe. Northwestern Journal Of International Law & Business, 31:591-634.
  • Marisa Anne Pagnattaro and Ellen Peirce. 2010. From China to Your Plate: An Analysis of New Regulatory Efforts and Stakeholder Responsibility to Ensure Food Safety. George Washington International Law Review, 42(1):1-55.
  • Marisa Anne Pagnattaro. 2009. Is Labor Really Cheap In China? Compliance with Labor and Employment Laws. San Diego International Law Journal, (10:2).
  • Marisa Anne Pagnattaro. 2008. Protecting Trade Secrets in China: Update on Employee Disclosures and the Limitations of the Law. American Business Law Journal, (45:2).
  • Marisa Anne Pagnattaro. 2008. Getting Under Your Skin-Literally: RFID in the Employment Context. Journal Of Law, Technology & Policy.
  • Marisa Anne Pagnattaro & Ellen Peirce. 2007. Between a Rock and a Hard Place: The Conflict Between U.S. Corporate Codes of Conduct and European Privacy and Work Laws. Berkeley Journal Of Employment And Labor Law, (28:2).
  • Marisa Anne Pagnattaro. Winter 2007. The Google Challenge: Enforcement of Non-Compete and Trade Secret Agreements in China. American Business Law Journal, (44.4).
  • Marisa Anne Pagnattaro. Leveling the Playing Field: Labor Standards in CAFTA. Fordham Journal Of International Law, 29(2).
  • Marisa Pagnattaro. 2004. The Perils of Control: Affiliated Liability Under the WARN Act. American Business Law Journal, 41(2-3).
  • Marisa Pagnattaro. 2004. Enforcing International Labor Standards: The Potential of the Alien Tort Claims Act . Vanderbilt Journal Of Transnational Law, 37.
  • Marisa Pagnattaro, Larry DiMatteo, Lucian Dhooge, Stephanie Greene, Virginia Maurer. 2004. An Interpretive Turn in International Sales Law: An Analysis of Fifteen Years of CISG Jurisprudence. Northwestern Journal Of International Business Law, 24(2).
  • Marisa Pagnattaro. 2004. What Do You Do When You Are Not At Work? Limiting the Use of Off-Duty Conduct as the Basis for Adverse Employment Actions. Journal Of Labor And Employment Law (University Of Pennsylvania), 6(3).
  • Marisa Pagnattaro. 2001. Genetic Discrimination in the Workplace: Employee's Right to Privacy v. An Employer's Need to Know. American Business Law Journal, 39(1).


  • Marisa Pagnattaro, Dan Cahoy, Julie Magid, O. Lee Reed and Peter Shedd. 2015. The Legal and Regulatory Environment of Business 17th ed. . Mcgraw-Hill/Irwin.
  • Lynda Oswald and Marisa Anne Pagnattaro, eds. 2015. Managing the Legal Nexus Between Intellectual Property and Employees: Domestic and Global Contexts. Edward Elgar.
  • Lee Reed, Marisa Anne Pagnattaro, Dan Cahoy, Peter Shedd & Jere Morehead. 2013. Legal and Regulatory Environment of Business. Mcgraw-Hill/Irwin, (16th edition).
  • Larry DiMatteo, Lucien Dhooge, Stephanie Greene, Marisa Pagnattaro, and Virginia Maurer. 2005. International Sales Law: A Critical Analysis of CISG Jurisprudence. Cambridge University Press.
  • Marisa Pagnattaro. 2001. In Defiance of the Law. Peter Lang.