|Present||Professor of Law, Washington and Lee University School of Law|
|2012 - 2019||Associate Professor of Law, DePaul University ‐ DePaul University College of Law|
|JD, Northwestern University|
|LLM, University of Wisconsin|
|BS, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign|
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Profiting From Our Pain Getting Common with Carliss Chatman (2021)
During last year's racial reckoning, many corporations came out with solidarity statements, and made very public donations to civil rights organizations. But, often if we look just beyond the surface we will see leadership lacking ...
Profiting From Our Pain: Privileged Access to Social Impact Investing California Law Review (2021)
Social impacting investing has become the latest trend to permeate the financial markets. With massive anticipated funding gaps for sustainable development goals, and a millennial-driven thirst for doing good while doing well, this trend is ...
How Did We Get Here? Dissecting the Hedge Fund Conundrum Through an Institutional Theory Lens Business Lawyer (2019)
This article dissects both the origins and resulting harms of what the author terms the "hedge fund conundrum," in which institutional investors, such as pension plans and endowments, have consistently increased hedge fund allocations over ...
Closing the Hedge Fund Loophole: The SEC as the Primary Regulator of Systemic Risk Boston College Law Review (2017)
The 2008 financial crisis sparked a flurry of regulatory activity and enforcement in an attempt to reign in activity by banks, but other institutions have also been identified as potentially threatening to the stability of ...
Are Hedge Funds Still Private? Exploring Publicness in the Face of Incoherency SMU Law Review (2016)
Academics have frequently noted that the term “public” is one of the most under theorized concepts under our federal securities laws. It has never been sufficiently defined by Congress, and issuers must instead rely on ...
Privileged Access to Financial Innovation Loyola University Chicago Law Journal (2015)
Access to private funds is limited to an elite class of investors—wealthy individuals and large institutions. Individuals of more modest means—“retail investors”—face more limited investment choices; generally they can only invest in mutual funds. Despite ...
One Step Forward for Hedge Fund Investors: The Removal of the Solicitation Ban and the Challenges That Lie Ahead, University of Pennsylvania Journal of Business Law (2014)
The JOBS Act accomplished what many thought to be inconceivable. After being excluded from the privilege of advertising for eight decades, Congress has finally lifted the solicitation ban for emerging companies, hedge funds, and various ...
Is Systemic Risk Prevention the New Paradigm? A Proposal to Expand Investor Protection Principles to the Hedge Fund Industry St. John's Law Review (2012)
The Dodd-Frank Act finally achieved the inevitable. It subjects hedge funds to significant regulatory oversight even though they were previously exempt from regulation. In 2006, the SEC notoriously failed at this task when the D.C. ...
Private Investment Companies in the Wake of the Financial Crisis: Rethinking the Effectiveness of the Sophisticated Investor Exemption Delaware Journal of Corporate Law (2012)
The Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") is the regulatory body that is charged with implementing the federal securities laws. It fulfills this obligation by actively pursuing its mission to protect investors, maintain fair, efficient, and ...
Homeless Education: Unveiling the Truth behind Beating the Odds Public Interest Law Reporter (2009)
The McKinney–Vento Homeless Assistance Act of 1987 (hereinafter, the “McKinney Act”) is the first federal legislation to directly mandate the provision of numerous services to homeless youth. It includes a flexible definition of homelessness, prohibits ...