The editors wish to express gratitude to generous colleagues, friends, and family who have contributed to the successful completion of this Handbook. We are immensely grateful, in particular, to Dean Martha Minow, who immediately caught our vision for the book and enabled us to gather the contributing authors in November 2017 for a conference at Harvard Law School on the theme, “Fiduciary Law: Charting the Field,” at which her successor, Dean John Manning, stepped in to host. Special thanks are due also to Molly Eskridge for incomparable administrative support; to the editorial team at Oxford University Press for inviting us to pursue this project and guiding us across the finish line; and to Alex King, Jeanette Leopold, Ezra Newman, Joseph Ruckert, Erin Thomas, and Catherine Wiener for exceptional research assistance. As always, we express our deepest appreciation to our families for their sustaining support throughout the development of this project. We also wish to thank each of the authors who placed their trust and confidence in us by contributing their time and immense talents to this project. We look forward to continuing the conversations that this project has sparked for many years to come.
On a final note, we would be remiss if we did not acknowledge the extraordinary debt we owe to Professor Tamar Frankel, who introduced the notion that fiduciary law should be understood as a cohesive field of study and whose writings have served as an intellectual lodestar for generations of scholars in the field. Her pathbreaking work continues to point the way forward.