Lee Reiners is Policy Director at the Duke Financial Economics Center and a lecturing fellow at Duke Law. At Duke Law, Reiners teaches FinTech Law and Policy, Cryptocurrency Law and Policy, and seminars relating to financial policy and regulatory practice. His broad research agenda focuses on how new financial technologies fit within existing regulatory frameworks (here). His work has examined the risks associated with cryptocurrency derivatives (here), the rise of digital investment advice (here), and corporate governance failures within the financial industry (here and here). He writes frequently on FinTech and other financial regulatory matters on The FinReg Blog and speaks with financial policy experts on his podcast, The FinReg Pod.
Prior to joining Duke Law, Reiners worked for five years at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York (FRBNY), first as a supervisor of systemically important financial institutions and then as a senior associate within the executive office. In the latter capacity, he helped coordinate the FRBNY’s engagement with international standard-setting bodies, such as the Bank for International Settlements and the Financial Stability Board. While at the FRBNY, Reiners worked closely with other federal and state regulatory agencies.
Reiners has previously taught corporate finance and managerial economics in the MBA Program at Saint Peter’s University. In 2004-2005, Reiners served as a U.S. Army communications specialist in Baghdad, Iraq.
Reiners received a BSc in business economics, summa cum laude, from the University of St. Thomas and a MPP with a global policy concentration from Duke University’s Sanford School of Public Policy. Reiners holds the chartered financial analyst designation