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About Jerry W. Markham

Jerry Markham is a prolific, nationally recognized scholar and proven classroom teacher in the fields of corporate finance, banking, commodities trading, and securities regulation. His publications have been cited in over six hundred law review articles and in numerous judicial opinions, including several federal district and appellate courts, as well as the Supreme Court of the United States. Markham came to Florida International University College of Law from the University of North Carolina where he was a tenured member of the law faculty for 12 years. Before that, he served for 10 years as an adjunct professor at the Georgetown University School of Law.

In addition to numerous law journal articles, Markham is the author of a three-volume financial history of the United States that was selected as a Choice Outstanding Academic Title in 2002. He also published a book on the Enron era scandals, and has published a two-volume work on the subprime crisis that shook the nation in 2008. Most recently he has published a book on manipulation of stock and commodity prices and is the co-editor of a handbook on securities regulation.

Markham has co-authored five casebooks on corporate law and banking regulation. He also has published a two-volume treatise and a history book on the law of commodity futures regulation, and was the principal coauthor of a two-volume treatise on broker-dealer regulation.

Before his move to academia, Professor Markham served as secretary and counsel, Chicago Board Options Exchange, Inc.; chief counsel, Division of Enforcement, United States Commodity Futures Trading Commission; attorney, United States Securities and Exchange Commission; and a partner with the international firm of Rogers & Wells (now Clifford Chance) in Washington, D.C. In law school, he served as Editor-in-Chief of the Kentucky Law Journal and was named to the Order of the Coif.


2003 - Present Professor of Law, Florida International University College of Law

Curriculum Vitae


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  • Corporation Finance, Derivatives, Banking, Securities Regulation, International Business Transactions and International Litigation


1974 LL.M., Georgetown University Washington, D.C.
1972 J.D., University of Kentucky College of Law
1969 B.S., Western Kentucky University

Contact Information

Florida International University
College of Law
11200 SW 8th Street RDB 2032
Miami, FL 33199

Ph: 305.348.2032


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Book (5)

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