Norm Bishara


Associate Professor of Business Law; Faculty Director, Ross Master of Management Program

University of Michigan

Norm Bishara is an Associate Professor at the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan, where he is also the faculty director of the school’s Master of Management Program.

Bishara teaches and researches in the areas of business law and ethics. His research focuses on human capital law and policy, as well as corporate governance and corruption as a constraint on business activity, international legal reform and business ethics in the developing world with a focus on the Middle East, and covenants not to compete as an obstacle to employee mobility and knowledge transfer. Bishara’s recent writing examines the evolving role of the corporation, corruption as a human rights issue, corporate corruption in the executive suite, and noncompete agreement enforcement variations across the United States. His current noncompete research addresses issues related to highly skilled labor mobility, including CEO contracts, and along with several coauthors he is completing a significant study of the U.S. labor force’s experience with noncompetition agreements.

Bishara is also a staff editor for the American Business Law Journal and a recent past president of the Employment Law Section of the Academy of Legal Studies in Business (ALSB). He received the ALSB Early Career Faculty Award.