Our Academic Advisory Board

James Cox
Duke University School of Law

James D. Cox, is the Brainerd Currie Professor of Law at Duke University School of Law in Durham, NC. He specializes in the areas of corporate and securities law. In addition to his texts, he has published extensively in the areas of market regulation and corporate governance, and has testified before the U.S. House and Senate on insider trading, class actions, and market reform issues.

(919) 613-7056
Cox@law.duke.edu

Duke University School of Law
Lisa M. Fairfax
The George Washington University Law School

Lisa M. Fairfax is the Alexander Hamilton Professor of Business Law at the George Washington University Law School, and the Founder and Director of the GW Corporate Law and Governance Initiative. Professor Fairfax's research and scholarly interests include matters related to corporate and board governance, board fiduciary duties, and securities fraud. Professor Fairfax has served as a member of the Investor Advisory Committee of the Securities and Exchange Commission and is a former member of both the National Adjudicatory Council of the Financial Industry Regulation Authority and FINRA’s NASDAQ Market Regulation Committee.

(202) 994-4630
lfairfax@law.gwu.edu

The George Washington University Law School
Jill Fisch
University of Pennsylvania School of Law

Jill E. Fisch is the Saul A. Fox Distinguished Professor of Business Law and Co-Director, Institute for Law and Economics at the University of Pennsylvania School of Law in Philadelphia, PA. She is an internationally-known scholar whose work focuses on the intersection of business and law, including the role of regulation and litigation in addressing limitations in the disciplinary power of the capital markets.

(215) 746-3454
jfisch@law.upenn.edu

University of Pennsylvania School of Law
Brian T. Fitzpatrick
Vanderbilt Law School

Brian T. Fitzpatrick is the Milton R. Underwood Chair in Free Enterprise and Professor of Law at Vanderbilt Law School. His research focuses on class action litigation, including both leading empirical studies and normative works. Prior to joining Vanderbilt’s faculty, he was a law clerk to the U.S. Supreme Court and a counsel to the U.S. Senate. He graduated first in his class from Harvard Law School.

(615) 322-4032
brian.fitzpatrick@vanderbilt.edu

Vanderbilt Law School
Colleen Honigsberg
Stanford Law School

Colleen Honigsberg is an Associate Professor of Law at Stanford Law School, where her research is focused on the empirical study of corporate and securities law. Her recent papers have examined gaps in the regulatory environment for financial advisors, the effect of usury laws on credit availability, and the incentive structure for auditors. Prior to joining the faculty in 2016, Professor Honigsberg received her Ph.D. from Columbia Business School and her J.D. from Columbia Law School.

(650) 736-8777
colleenh@law.stanford.edu

Stanford Law School
Robert Jackson Jr.
New York University School of Law

Robert J. Jackson Jr. is a Professor of Law at New York University where he teaches a course on Investment Banking. Previously, he served on the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) since January 2018. Before that, he taught courses on corporations, investment banking, and leadership for lawyers at Columbia Law School.

(212) 998.6225
robert.j.jackson@nyu.edu

New York University School of Law
Renee M. Jones
Boston College Law School

Renee Jones is a Professor of Law and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at Boston College Law School where she teaches Corporations, Securities Regulation, and Startup Company Governance. Her recent work focuses on governance issues at large private companies. She has testified before Congress and at the SEC on issues surrounding the expansion of private securities markets. Professor Jones was a Faculty Fellow in Ethics at Harvard University’s Edmond J. Safra Foundation Center for Ethics and has visited at Sorbonne University in Paris and University of Hawaii Richardson School of Law.

(617) 552-6374
jonesrx@bc.edu

Boston College Law School
Donald Langevoort
Georgetown Law School

Donald Langevoort is the Thomas Aquinas Reynolds Professor of Law at Georgetown Law School in Washington, DC. 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.

(202) 662-9451
langevdc@law.georgetown.edu

Georgetown Law School
Frank Partnoy
UC Berkeley School of Law

Frank Partnoy is the Adrian A. Kragen Professor of Law at UC Berkeley, where he is Co-Director of the Berkeley Center for Law and Business. He has written several books about business and financial markets and writes regularly for The Atlantic. He is also affiliated faculty at Berkeley Haas and a member of the Financial Economists Roundtable.

(510) 664-7160
fpartnoy@gmail.com

UC Berkeley School of Law
Hillary Sale
Georgetown Law School

Professor Hillary A. Sale is an award-winning teacher, a Professor of Law at Georgetown Law in Washington DC, and an Affiliated Faculty Member at the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University. She teaches courses on Leadership, Women and Leadership, and Corporate Law and Governance. In the spring of 2017, she was the Sullivan & Cromwell Visiting Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, where she taught Women’s Leadership and Corporate Boards and Governance.

(202) 662-4222
has75@georgetown.edu

Georgetown Law School
Joel Seligman
University of Rochester

Joel Seligman is the immediate past President of the University of Rochester, in Rochester, NY, and is one of the leading authorities on securities law in the United States. He became the 10th president of the University of Rochester in July 2005 where he directed a strategic planning process to chart the University’s future and successfully led the largest comprehensive capital campaign in the University’s history.

University of Rochester
Randall Thomas
Vanderbilt University School of Law

Randall S. Thomas is the John S. Beasley II Chair in Law and Business Director, Law & Business Program; and Professor of Management, Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University School of Law in Nashville, TN. He has earned a reputation of being one of the most productive and thoughtful corporate and securities law scholars in the nation.

(615) 343-3814
randall.thomas@vanderbilt.edu

Vanderbilt University School of Law
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