Adam Levitin is a Professor of Law who specializes in bankruptcy, commercial law, and financial regulation. His scholarship includes Business Bankruptcy: Financial Restructuring and Modern Commercial Markets, as well as multiple publications in leading law journals. Professor Levitin’s scholarship has won numerous prizes, including the American Law Institute’s biennial Young Scholars Medal for early-career law professors whose work is relevant to the real world and has the potential to influence improvements in the law. Professor Levitin frequently testifies before Congress on bankruptcy, housing, and financial regulatory matters. His past positions include serving on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s Consumer Advisory Board, as the Robert Zinman Scholar in Residence at the American Bankruptcy Institute, and as Special Counsel to the Congressional Oversight Panel for the Troubled Asset Relief Program.
Alicia Plerhoples is Associate Professor of law and her research and teaching interests include social enterprise law, nonprofit law, corporate governance, and clinical legal education. She is the director of the Social Enterprise & Nonprofit Law Clinic through which law students provide pro bono corporate and transactional legal services to social enterprises, nonprofit organizations, and small businesses. Professor Plerhoples regularly contributes to the Social Enterprise Law Blog, and her recent scholarly article include Risks, Goals, and Pictographs: Lawyering to the Social Entrepreneur and Social Enterprise as Commitment.
Anne Fleming is Associate Professor of Law whose research interests include contract law, commercial law, and American legal history, with a focus on the relationship between law and poverty. The American Society for Legal History has recognized her work with the Kathryn T. Preyer Scholars Award and a William Nelson Cromwell Foundation Fellowship. Her current research projects concern the history of "fringe lending" and its regulation in the twentieth-century United States.
Anthony E. Cook is Professor of Law whose teaching and research spans the subjects of community economic development, corporate law, entrepreneurship and the law, constitutional law. His Law and Entrepreneurship practicum involves advising social enterprises, early stage, and scaling ventures on a range of legal and business issues. The American Bar Association honored Professor Cook as One of 21 Lawyers Leading America into the 21st Century for his scholarship and activism working with grassroots and faith-based initiatives on community empowerment and economic development projects. Professor Cook's scholarship has explored the relationship between progressive religious theology and progressive politics in America. He is the author of The Least of These: Race, Law and Religion in American Culture.
Chris Brummer is Professor of Law and faculty director of the Institute of International Economic Law. Professor Brummer lectures widely on finance and global governance, public and private international law, market microstructure and international trade. His scholarship includes the book Minilateralism: How Trade Alliances, Soft Law and Financial Engineering are Redefining Economic Statecraft (2014) and articles in leading academic journals. Professor Brummer is also the C. Bodyen Gray Fellow on Global Finance and Growth and the Atlantic Council, senior fellow at the Milken Institute and a member of the National Adjudicatory Council of FINRA, the independent securities regulator empowered by Congress to regulate broker dealers and exchanges.
Donald Langevoort is Thomas Aquinas Reynolds Professor of Law and he teaches Contracts, Securities Regulation, Corporations, and various seminars on corporate and securities issues. He has received the Frank Flegal Teaching Award at Georgetown and the Paul J. Hartman Award for Excellence in Teaching as a professor at Vanderbilt. His scholarship includes a widely-used casebook on securities regulation, a treatise on the law of insider trading, and numerous articles and book chapters on corporate and securities law, many of which integrate insights from cognitive and social psychology to understand investor, managerial, and lawyer behavior.
Emma Coleman Jordan is Professor of Law and a leading expert in economic justice issues and the financial services industry. She teaches courses in Federal Regulation of Banking: Modern Financial Institutions and Change; Commercial Law: Payments and Secured Transactions; and Contemporary Issues in Economic Justice. Her scholarly work includes the textbook, Economic Justice: Race, Gender, Identity and Economics, which is a capstone to a series of articles, chapters, and books she has written on the subject. These publications include The Short End of The Stick: The Role of Race in Law, Markets and Social Structures; Beyond Rational Choice: Alternative Perspectives on Economics; A Woman's Place is in the Marketplace: Gender and Economics; When Markets Fail: Race and Economics; and Cultural Economics: Markets and Culture.
Howard Shelanski is Professor of Law and his teaching and research focus on antitrust, regulation, and telecommunications policy. He has taken leave from teaching to work in government on several occasion, most recently as Director of the Bureau of Economics at the Federal Trade Commission, where he previously served as Deputy Director from 2009-2011. From 1999-2000 he was Chief Economist of the Federal Communications Commission and from 1998-1999 he served as a Senior Economist for the President’s Council of Economic Advisers at the White House. His scholarship includes the book EU Merger Control: A Legal and Economic Analysis (2014) and the law review article Information, Innovation, and Competition Policy for the Internet.
James Feinerman is James M. Morita Professor of Asian Legal Studies and Co-Director of Georgetown Law Asia. His recent scholarly publications include The Chinese - Aren't They "Human"?; The Dian Transaction: Family, Property, and Violence in China; and Two Decades of Delinquency: Chinese Approaches to the Problem of Juvenile Delinquency. He is co-editor of The Limits of the Rule of Law in China and co-author of China After the WTO: What You Need to Know Now. He teaches Corporations and the Asian Law and Policy Studies seminar.
Jeffrey Bauman is Professor of Law and Co-Director of the Center for the Study of the Legal Profession. He is an expert in corporate law and has served at the Securities and Exchange Commission as well as on the Executive Council of the Securities Law Committee of the Federal Bar Association, the Committee on Federal Regulation of Securities of the American Bar Association, and the Committee on Corporations, Partnerships and other Business Organizations of the D.C. Bar Association. Professor Bauman’s writings include several law journal articles concerning rule 10b-5, and he is the co-author of casebooks on Corporations, Legal Ethics, and Corporate Practice.
Michael R. Diamond is Professor of Law and Director of the Harrison Institute for Housing and Community Development. He directs the Affordable Housing Transactions Clinic and teaches Corporations and Property. Professor Diamond has authored a text on real property, a casebook in corporations, published several books in business law, and numerous articles, primarily in the areas of poverty, community lawyering, and property. His recent scholarship includes Corporations: A Contemporary Approach (4th ed.) and Community Lawyering: Introductory Thoughts on Theory and Practice in the Georgetown Journal on Poverty Law & Policy.
Milton Regan is McDevitt Professor of Jurisprudence and Co-Director of the Center for the Study of the Legal Profession. His work focuses on ethics, the legal profession, corporations, and national security. His publications include Confidence Games: Lawyers, Accountants, and the Tax Shelter Industry (MIT Press 2014); Legal Ethics and Corporate Practice; Eat What You Kill: The Fall of a Wall Street Lawyer; and of two books on family law in liberal and communitarian theory.
Richard Diamond is Professor of Law and an expert in trade regulation and international trade. He practiced for ten years in the area of international trade litigation. His scholarly publications include Economic Foundations of Countervailing Duty Law in the Virginia Journal of International Law, and A Search for Economic and Financial Principles in the Administration of U.S. Countervailing Duty Law in Law and Policy in International Business.
Robert Thompson is Peter P. Weidenbruch, Jr. Professor of Business Law and he teaches courses in the corporate and securities area, including mergers and limited liability. He has authored or co-authored casebooks on corporations and on mergers, treatises on Close Corporations and Oppression of Minority Shareholders and LLC Members, and more than 50 articles. His recent scholarship includes the casebook Corporations and Other Business Associations, and the articles Financial Regulation's Architecture Within International Economic Law and The Slow Death of Section 5. Professor Thompson has served since 1991 as editor of the Corporate Practice Commentator, served as an adviser for the American Law Institute's Restatement (Third) of Agency.
Steven Salop is Professor of Economics and Law and he teaches courses in Antitrust Law, Economic Reasoning and the Law, and conducted a Faculty Workshop in Law and Economics. His scholarship includes several articles that focus on exclusionary conduct, including articles on the antitrust standard for exclusionary conduct, exclusionary conduct by buyers, and the antitrust standard for refusals to deal and price squeezes. Professor Salop has also written articles on the consumer welfare standard, raising rivals' cost conduct, the first principles approach to antitrust, and vertical mergers. His research focuses on antitrust law and economics and economic analysis of industrial competition and imperfect information.