Marisa Anne Pagnattaro
Legal Studies Program

UGA Vice Provost for Academic Affairs and Josiah Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professor

209 Administration Building
220 South Jackson Street
Athens, GA, 30602
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PhD, English (American Lit.), University of Georgia, 1998

JD, Law, New York Law School, 1987

BA, English, Colgate University, 1983

Prior Professional Positions

Kilpatrick & Cody (now Kilpatrick Townsend LLP), Litigation, Attorney, 1987 to 1992


Southeastern Academy of Legal Studies in Business, Larry DiMatteo Senior Scholar Award, 2016

Hugh O. Nourse Outstanding MBA Teacher Award (core curriculum), 2016

American Business Law Journal Hoeber Memorial Award for Excellence in Research (with Stephen Park), 2015

Creative Teaching Award, University of Georgia, 2014Outstanding Teaching Award, University of Georgia, Terry College of Business, 2011

Ralph J. Bunche Award - Best International Research Paper, Academy of Legal Studies in Business - International Section, 2010

Master Teacher, Academy of Legal Studies in Business, 2010

Outstanding Teacher Recognition, Student Government Association, 2008

Lothar Tresp Outstanding Honors Professor, Honors Program, 2006

Hober Excellence in Research Award, Journal of Legal Studies in Education, 2005

Emil S. Troelston Award for Outstanding Business Education, Alpha Kappa Psi, 2005

Richard Russell Undergraduate Teaching Award, University of Georgia, 2004

J. Hatten Howard Teaching Award, UGA Honors Program, 2003


Academy of Legal Studies in Business, President, 2018-19, Professional

International Law Section, Academy of Legal Studies in Business, President, 2008 – 2009, Professional

Labor & Employment Section, Academy of Legal Studies in Business, 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

Southeastern Academy of Legal Studies in Business, Secretary/Treasurer, 2015 – 2016, Professional

Research Interests

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

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

  • Marisa Pagnattaro and Stephen Park. 2015The Long Arm of Section 337: International Trade Law as a Global Business RemedyAmerican Business Law Journal 
  • Marisa Pagnattaro. 2013Labor Rights are Human Rights: Direct Action is Critical in Supply Chains and Trade PolicySouth Carolina Journal Of International Law And Business10(1):1-62
  • Marisa Anne Pagnattaro. 2012Preventing Know-How from Walking out the Door in China: Protection of Trade SecretsBusiness Horizons55(4)
  • Marisa Anne Pagnattaro. 2012U.S. Trade Policy: Increased Emphasis on Worker RightsGeorgia Journal Of International And Comparative Law40(3)
  • Marisa Anne Pagnattaro & Stephanie Greene. 2011Say on Pay: The Movement to Reform Executive Compensation in the U.S. and EuropeNorthwestern Journal Of International Law & Business,31:591-634
  • Marisa Anne Pagnattaro and Ellen Peirce. 2010From China to Your Plate: An Analysis of New Regulatory Efforts and Stakeholder Responsibility to Ensure Food SafetyGeorge Washington International Law Review42(1):1-55
  • Marisa Anne Pagnattaro. 2009Is Labor Really Cheap In China? Compliance with Labor and Employment LawsSan Diego International Law Journal, (10:2)
  • Marisa Anne Pagnattaro. 2008Protecting Trade Secrets in China: Update on Employee Disclosures and the Limitations of the Law.American Business Law Journal, (45:2)
  • Marisa Anne Pagnattaro. 2008Getting Under Your Skin-Literally: RFID in the Employment ContextJournal Of Law, Technology & Policy
  • Marisa Anne Pagnattaro & Ellen Peirce. 2007Between a Rock and a Hard Place: The Conflict Between U.S. Corporate Codes of Conduct and European Privacy and Work LawsBerkeley Journal Of Employment And Labor Law, (28:2)
  • Marisa Anne Pagnattaro. Winter 2007The Google Challenge: Enforcement of Non-Compete and Trade Secret Agreements in ChinaAmerican Business Law Journal, (44.4)
  • Marisa Anne Pagnattaro. Leveling the Playing Field: Labor Standards in CAFTAFordham Journal Of International Law29(2)
  • Marisa Pagnattaro. 2004The Perils of Control: Affiliated Liability Under the WARN ActAmerican Business Law Journal41(2-3)
  • Marisa Pagnattaro. 2004Enforcing International Labor Standards: The Potential of the Alien Tort Claims Act Vanderbilt Journal Of Transnational Law37
  • Marisa Pagnattaro, Larry DiMatteo, Lucian Dhooge, Stephanie Greene, Virginia Maurer. 2004An Interpretive Turn in International Sales Law: An Analysis of Fifteen Years of CISG Jurisprudence.Northwestern Journal Of International Business Law24(2)
  • Marisa Pagnattaro. 2004What Do You Do When You Are Not At Work? Limiting the Use of Off-Duty Conduct as the Basis for Adverse Employment ActionsJournal Of Labor And Employment Law (University Of Pennsylvania)6(3)
  • Marisa Pagnattaro. 2001Genetic Discrimination in the Workplace: Employee's Right to Privacy v. An Employer's Need to Know.American Business Law Journal39(1).


  • Marisa Pagnattaro, Dan Cahoy, Julie Magid, and Peter Shedd, 2017. The Legal and Regulatory Environment of Business 18th ed. McGraw-Hill/Irwin. 
  • Marisa Pagnattaro, Dan Cahoy, Julie Magid, O. Lee Reed and Peter Shedd. 2015The Legal and Regulatory Environment of Business 17th ed. McGraw-Hill/Irwin
  • Lynda Oswald and Marisa Anne Pagnattaro, eds. 2015Managing the Legal Nexus Between Intellectual Property and Employees: Domestic and Global ContextsEdward Elgar
  • O. Lee Reed, Marisa Anne Pagnattaro, Dan Cahoy, Peter Shedd & Jere Morehead. 2013Legal and Regulatory Environment of Business.Mcgraw-Hill/Irwin, (16th edition)
  • Larry DiMatteo, Lucien Dhooge, Stephanie Greene, Marisa Pagnattaro, and Virginia Maurer. 2005International Sales Law: A Critical Analysis of CISG JurisprudenceCambridge University Press
  • Marisa Pagnattaro. 2001In Defiance of the LawPeter Lang.

Editorial Appointments

Editor-In-Chief, 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

Editor-In-Chief, Georgia Bar Journal, 2001 - 2002