Short bios posted here in December. Click individual faculty names for more information.
Emilios Avgouleas (LL.B., University of Athens; LL.M., Ph.D., the London School of Economics). Mr. Avgouleas holds the International Banking Law and Finance Chair at the University of Edinburgh. He is also a qualified lawyer with many years of practice in the field of global markets. As an academic, he is an acknowledged expert on financial market regulation, banking law and finance, and global economic governance. Mr. Avgouleas has published extensively in the wider field of international and European finance law and economics and behavioral finance. He is the author of a large number of scholarly articles and of two monographs: Governance of Global Financial Markets: The Law, the Economics, the Politics (Cambridge, 2012) and the Mechanics and Regulation of Market Abuse: A Legal and Economic Analysis (Oxford, 2005). He co-authors with Sir Ross Cranston the forthcoming edition of Principles of Banking Law (Oxford, 2014). Prior to joining Edinburgh, Mr. Avgouleas was a University Professor of International Financial Markets and Financial Law at the University of Manchester. He has practiced extensively in the broader field of international financial law and structured finance with leading global law firms, including Clifford Chance and Linklaters. He is a member of the editorial board of several journals in the field of international economic and banking and finance law. He has given lectures and seminars in leading universities and has held a number of prestigious visiting posts. Mr. Avgouleas' work has been cited in policy reports and impact studies published by the EU Commission, the European Parliament, the House of Lords, and the Irish Commission on Banking. As a practicing lawyer and later academic expert, he has acted for major global financial institutions and has advised governments, central banks and charities on a great range of finance law and policy issues.
Lawrence Baxter (B.Comm, LL.B. (Natal); LL.M., Dip. Leg. Studies (Cantab); Ph.D. (Natal)). Mr. Baxter is the William B. McGuire Professor of the Practice of Law at Duke University. After some years as a tenured professor at Duke Law School, Mr. Baxter entered the corporate world as a strategist and, subsequently, a divisional executive for Wachovia Corporation. He retired in 2006 after more than a decade in the financial services industry and consulted in the entrepreneurial world until 2008, and he returned to Duke Law at the beginning of 2009 to focus on teaching in the realm of financial services, domestic and international banking regulation and regulatory reform. Mr. Baxter has taught, lectured, and published widely in the fields of business, financial regulation, administrative law and other areas of public law.
Richard Cullen (LL.B. (Hons), Melbourne University; Ph.D., Osgoode Hall Law School). Mr. Cullen joined the University of Hong Kong Faculty of Law as a visiting professor in 2006. He was previously a professor at Monash University in Australia. He has spent over 16 years based in Hong Kong teaching and writing on Hong Kong and China. Mr. Cullen has written and co-written (regularly with Fu Hualing) several books and over 150 articles, notes and comments focused on public law, media law and tax law. A recent book, written with Simon Young, is: Electing Hong Kong's Chief Executive (Hong Kong University Press, Hong Kong, 2010) (in English and Chinese, 2011).
Laurence Helfer (B.A., Yale University; M.P.A., Princeton University; J.D., New York University). Mr. Helfer is the Harry R. Chadwick, Sr. Professor of Law and the co-director of the Center for International and Comparative Law at Duke University School of Law. His research interests include international human rights, international intellectual property law, and treaty design, international adjudication, interdisciplinary analysis of international law and institutions. Mr. Helfer is a member of the Board of Editors of the American Journal of International Law and the Journal of World Intellectual Property. He has authored more than sixty publications and lectured widely on his diverse research interests. He is the coauthor of Human Rights and Intellectual Property: Mapping the Global Interface (Cambridge University Press, 2011) and Human Rights (2d ed., Foundation Press, 2009).
Trina Jones (A.B., Cornell University; J.D., University of Michigan). Ms. Jones is Professor of Law at Duke Law School, where she teaches civil procedure, employment discrimination, and race and the law. Before joining the Duke faculty, she practiced law as a litigator with the Washington, D.C., law firm of Wilmer, Cutler and Pickering. Her scholarly publications have focused on color discrimination, socio-economic inequality, diversity, and the conservative influence on anti-discrimination doctrine in U.S. law. Ms. Jones recently co-edited a book of essays entitled Law and Class in America: Trends Since the Cold War (2006 with Carrington), which examines the effects of legal reforms on poor people. She is a member of the North Carolina Bar and the District of Columbia Bar.
Kimberly Krawiec (B.A., North Carolina State University; J.D., Georgetown University Law Center). Ms. Krawiec is an expert on corporate law who teaches courses on securities, corporate, and derivatives law at Duke University. Her research interests span a variety of fields, including the empirical analysis of contract disputes; the choice of organizational form by professional service firms, including law firms; forbidden or taboo markets; corporate compliance systems; insider trading; derivatives hedging practices; and “rogue” trading. Prior to joining academia, Ms. Krawiec was a member of the Commodity & Derivatives Group at the New York office of Sullivan & Cromwell. She has served as a commentator for the Central European and Eurasian Law Initiative (CEELI) of the American Bar Association and on the faculty of the National Association of Securities Dealers Institute for Professional Development at the Wharton School of Business. Ms. Krawiec’s recent scholarship addresses organizational misconduct and trade within forbidden or contested markets. These works include “Price and Pretense in The Baby Market,” in Baby Markets: Money, Morals, And The Neopolitics Of Choice (Cambridge University Press, 2009); “Sunny Samaritans & Egomaniacs: Price-Fixing in the Gamete Market,” and “Show Me The Money: Making Markets in Forbidden Exchange,” in Duke Law School’s Law and Contemporary Problems; and “Altruism and Intermediation in the Market for Babies,” in the Washington & Lee Law Review. She also recently contributed a chapter, “Operational Risk Management: An Emergent Industry,” to the book Operational Risk Towards Basel III: Best Practices And Issues In Modeling, Management And Regulation (John Wiley and Sons, 2009). Ms. Krawiec also has taught law at the University of Virginia, the University of North Carolina, Harvard, and Northwestern, where she received the 1999-2000 Robert Childres Award for Teaching Excellence.”
Alana Maurushat (B.A. in Communications, University of Calgary; B.C.L., LL.B., McGill University; LL.M. with Concentration in Law and Technology, University of Ottawa; Ph.D., University of New South Wales). Ms. Maurushat is Senior Lecturer and Academic Director of the Cyberspace Law and Policy Community at the Faculty of Law, UNSW and is research fellow with the new Australian CyberSecurity Centre for Research and Education at ADFA/UNSW. Her Ph.D. involves inter-disciplinary research in cyber security, botnets and civil liberties. Her most recent book examines legal issues in the disclosure of security vulnerabilities and exploit markets. Her new books on ethical hacking and botnets are forthcoming in 2014. Ms. Maurushat is on the Board of Directors for the cybercrime company, Global Internet Fraud Watchdog. She has keynoted and presented at many conferences, including CSI, AusCERT, High Tech Crime Conference and ISOI, and is in the media on a regular basis. She has lectured in the fields of law, criminology and computer science in Hong Kong, Canada, the United States, France, the United Kingdom and Australia. Ms. Maurushat has done consultancy work on cyber security, technology and civil liberties (freedom of expression, privacy and freedom of assembly) for the Australian and Canadian governments, and for the NGO, Freedom House.
Takehiro Nobumori (B.A. in Law, University of Tokyo; LL.M., University of Virginia). Mr. Nobumori is a consultant at Promontory Financial Japan, a consultancy that specializes in advising banks on how to comply with complex regulations. He helps clients diagnose and solve complicated cross-border legal and operational issues. Before joining Promontory, he worked for over 20 years with the Bank of Japan (BOJ), the central bank in Japan. At the BOJ, he was a director of the financial systems and bank examination department and a director of the international legal department group. He was also a visiting fellow to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York in 2008. Throughout his career, his research interests have included not only the sovereign and financial crises, but also the measures to solve and prevent such crises. Mr. Nobumori has authored legal articles in journals both in the U.S. and Japan.
Shen Wei (LL.B., LL.M., East China University of Political Science and Law; LL.M., University of Michigan; LL.M., University of Cambridge; Ph.D., London School of Economics and Political Science). Mr. Shen is the Special Oriental Scholar Professor of Law at Shanghai Jiao Tong University's KoGuan Law School. Prior to his arrival at KoGuan Law School, he practiced in major U.S. and U.K. law firms in Sydney, Shanghai, Chicago, and Hong Kong, primarily assisting multinational clients in their China-related transactions such as foreign direct investment, private equity, mergers and acquisitions, project finance, and commercial arbitration. Mr. Shen teaches international investment law, company law, international economic law and contract law. His current research interests include international investment law, corporate governance, financial regulation, and international commercial arbitration. Mr. Shen has contributed to 22 books (20 in English and and two in Chinese) and authored (or co-authored) over ninety articles in English and Chinese law journals. He is the author of two books: Rethinking the New York Convention - A Law and Economics Approach (Cambridge: Intersentia 2013) and The Anatomy of China's Banking Sector and Regulation (Wolters Kluwer 2013). Since 2011, he has been included in Marquis Who's Who.
Jeffrey Ward (B.A., University of Notre Dame; M.A., Northern Illinois University; J.D. & LL.M. in International & Comparative Law, Duke University School of Law). Mr. Ward is a Lecturing Fellow and Director of Duke Law School's Start-Up Ventures Clinic, where he and his students counsel eligible seed and early-stage entrepreneurs on a wide variety of legal matters including formation, founder equity and vesting, shareholder agreements, intellectual property protection and licensing, commercialization strategies, and operational issues. Prior to serving as Director of the Start-Up Ventures Clinic, Mr. Ward was supervising attorney in Duke Law School's Community Enterprise Clinic, where students practiced law with community organizations as clients. His teaching and his own law practice focus on corporate and transactional law. As an associate with the Chicago office of an international law firm, he focused on mergers and acquisitions and capital markets transactions. He also served as a fellow at a community economic development law organization in the city of Chicago, where he counseled and developed resources for community organizations and provided legal and planning advice to start-up entrepreneurs. Before becoming a lawyer, he worked first as a business consultant with Arthur Andersen in Chicago and then as an English teacher.
Shinichi Yoshiya (LL.M., Duke University; M.B.A., Aoyama Gakuin University; LL.B., Sophia University). Mr. Yoshiya is a Legal Manager in the Tokyo Office of Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP. He advises financial institutions, corporations and clearing organizations on the requirements, impact and implementation of the Dodd-Frank financial reform legislation in relation to trading and clearing of derivatives. Prior to joining Davis Polk, Mr. Yoshiya held positions relating to legal and documentation of OTC derivatives at financial institutions including Morgan Stanley Japan Securities Co., Ltd. and Deutsche Securities Inc. Mr. Yoshiya is admitted to the New York Bar.