Matthew Doré Profile

Richard M. and Anita Calkins Distinguished Professor of Law


Areas of Expertise

Commercial and Bankruptcy Law, Business Associations


JD – University of Texas School of Law (with high honors), Order of the Coif, Texas Law Review
BA – Rice University, magna cum laude

Professional Experience

Drake Law School professor since 1992
Graves, Dougherty, Hearon & Moody in Austin, Texas
Clerk for Judge Patrick E. Higginbotham of the U.S. Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit

Selected Publications

  • Iowa Practice Series, Vol. 5 and 6: Business Organizations (2015-2016 ed., Thomson West, 2015).
  • The Iowa Business Corporation Act's Staggered Board Requirement for Public Corporations: A Hostile Takeover of Iowa Corporate Law? Drake Law Review Discourse, June 2012, at 1.
  • What, Me Worry? Personal Tort Liability and Risks for Participants in LLC, 11 UC Davis Business Law Journal 267 (2011).
  • The Duties and Liabilities of an Iowa Corporate Director, 50 Drake Law Review 207 (2002).
  • Presumed Innocent? Financial Institutions, Professional Malpractice Claims, and Defenses Based on Management Misconduct, 1995 Columbia Business Law Review 127.

Significant Accomplishments

  • Madelyn Levitt Distinguished Community Service Award, Drake University (2016)
  • Leland Forrest Oustanding Professor of the Year, Drake University Law School (2008)
  • Chair of the Iowa State Bar Association Business Law Council
  • Member and chair of the Iowa Supreme Court Commission on Continuing Legal Education
  • Chair and member of committees that revised the Iowa Uniform Partnership Act, the Iowa Uniform Limited Partnership Act, the Iowa Limited Liability Limited Partnership Law, and Articles 5 & 8 of the Iowa Uniform Commercial Code
Law School Events
February 26, 2018
05:00 PM - 06:45 PM
March 5, 2018
12:00 PM - 04:30 PM
Law School News
February 2, 2018
Four alumni from Drake Law School were named to the Business Record’s 2018 Forty Under 40 list, which recognizes local business leaders in the Greater Des Moines area.