Professor O’Hare joined the Villanova School of Law faculty in 2000. Before that,
she had been a member of the faculty of the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of
Law and St. Thomas University School of Law in Miami, Florida. 

Professor O’Hare’s research focuses on the antifraud provisions of the federal securities
laws, and, in particular, the securities fraud class action. More recently, she has been
interested in the relationship between federal and state law in regulating securities
fraud. Her articles have been published in, among other journals, the Alabama Law Review,
the Cincinnati Law Review, the Ohio State Law Journal, the Pittsburgh Law Review, and the
Wisconsin Law Review. 

Professor O’Hare received a B.S. degree from the Wharton School of the University of
Pennsylvania and a J.D. degree, with high honors, from the George Washington University
School of Law. At George Washington, she was a member of the Law Review and was elected
to the Order of the Coif. Following law school, she practiced corporate and securities
law for several years as an associate at the international law firm of Jones, Day, Reavis
& Pogue in New York. 

At Villanova, Professor O’Hare teaches Business Organizations and several classes in
securities regulation. 



Synthetic CDOs, Conflicts of Interest, and Securities Fraud, University of Richmond Law Review (2014)

Synthetic collateralized debt obligations (synthetic CDOs) nearly brought down the global economy by spreading the...



Retail Investor Remedies under Rule 10b-5, University of Cincinnati Law Review, forthcoming “Twenty Years After McMahon v. Shearson/American Express: Assessing Investors’ Remedies” symposium issue (2007)

This paper assesses the private remedies available under Rule 10b-5 to retail investors who have...



The Use of the Corporate Monitor in SEC Enforcement Actions, Brooklyn Journal of Corporate, Financial and Commercial Law (“New Models for Securities Law Enforcement” symposium issue) (2006)

This paper addresses the SEC's recent use of the corporate monitor as ancillary relief in...



Preemption under the Securities Litigation Uniform Standards Act: If It Looks Like a Securities Fraud Claim and Acts Like a Securities Fraud Claim, Is It a Securities Fraud Claim?, Villanova University Legal Working Paper Series (2004)

This Article addresses the removal and preemption provisions of the Securities Litigation Uniform Standards Act...



Misleading Employer Communications: The Securities Fraud Implications of the Employee as Investor, Villanova Law Review (“Lessons from Enron” symposium issue) (2003)

This Article addresses the securities fraud implications of the employee as investor. It first demonstrates...