B.A., University of Virginia; J.D., Harvard
Prior to joining the Law Center faculty in 1999, Professor Langevoort was the Lee S. and Charles A. Speir Professor at Vanderbilt University School of Law, where he joined the faculty in 1981. The courses Professor Langevoort teaches are Contracts, Securities Regulation, various seminars on corporate and securities issues, and Corporations. Professor Langevoort has received the the Frank Flegal Teaching Award at Georgetown and the Paul J. Hartman Award for Excellence in Teaching at Vanderbilt. He has been a visiting professor at Harvard Law School and the University of Michigan Law School and a lecturer at the Washington College of Law, American University. After practicing for two years at Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering in Washington, D.C., he joined the staff of the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission as Special Counsel in the Office of the General Counsel. Professor Langevoort is the co-author, with Professors James Cox and Robert Hillman, of Securities Regulation: Cases and Materials (Aspen Law & Business), and the author of a treatise entitled Insider Trading: Regulation, Enforcement and Prevention (West Group). He has also written many law review articles, a number of which seek to incorporate insights from social psychology and behavioral economics into the study of corporate and securities law and legal ethics. Professor Langevoort has testified numerous times before Congressional committees on issues relating to insider trading and securities litigation reform.
Contributions to Law Reviews and Other Scholarly Journals
U.S. Supreme Court Briefs
"Lighten up: Why comedy works in compliance training," coverage by Compliance Week, February 12, 2020, quoting Professor Donald Langevoort.
"Security & Fraud Bug In Robinhood App Allows Borrowing Of Excess Funds," coverage by Pymnts.com, November 6, 2019, quoting Professor Donald Langevoort.
"How a glitch allowed one trader to turn $3,000 into $1.7 million," coverage by Market Watch, November 6, 2019, quoting Professor Donald Langevoort.
"Robinhood traders discovered a glitch that gave them 'infinite leverage'," coverage by the Los Angeles Times, November 5, 2019, quoting Professor Donald Langevoort.