Jessie Pool is Ph.D.-fellow at the Department of Company Law since February 2018. Her research focus is on insolvency law, restructuring and directors’ liability.
Jessie Pool is a Ph.D.-Fellow (junior researcher and lecturer) at the company law department of Leiden University. Her empirical research focuses on directors’ duties and liability in the pre-insolvency stage from three perspectives: the insolvency practitioner (trustee), the supervisory judge and the judge. Her research seeks to identify best practices for directors in the pre-insolvency stage. She is involved in several courses, such as the masters course ILS on research methods and techniques.
Jessie obtained her double bachelor’s degree in Dutch Law and Economics & Business Economics at the Erasmus University Rotterdam in 2016. In January 2018, she obtained her master’s degree in company law (cum laude). Her thesis on guarantees for unsecured creditors in a pre-pack insolvency was assessed with an 8,5/10. During her study, she has followed several internships at international law firms at the insolvency law and financial law practices. She has worked as a court clerk at the insolvency department of the court of Rotterdam. She has also contributed to a research project at KPMG on long-term value creation by increasing the value of life through Philips products, which project has enlarged her experience with empirical research methods.
Jessie first worked as a student-assistant at Leiden University where she contributed to the launch of the Business & Liability Research Network.