About Frank Partnoy


Professor Frank Partnoy is the George E. Barrett Professor of Law and Finance and is the director of the Center on Corporate and Securities Law at the University of San Diego.  He is one of the world’s leading experts on the complexities of modern finance and financial market regulation.  He worked as a derivatives structurer at Morgan Stanley and CS First Boston during the mid-1990s and wrote F.I.A.S.C.O.: Blood in the Water on Wall Street, a best-selling book about his experiences there.

Since 1997, he has been a law professor at the University of San Diego, and an expert writing and speaking about markets to Congress, regulators, academics, and investors.  He has written numerous opinion pieces for The New York Times and the Financial Times, and more than two dozen scholarly articles published in academic journals including The Journal of Finance.

His recent books include Infectious Greed: How Deceit and Risk Corrupted the Financial Markets, a leading corporate law casebook, and The Match King: Ivar Kreuger, The Financial Genius Behind a Century of Wall Street Scandals, about the 1920s markets and Ivar Kreuger, who many consider the father of modern financial schemes, which was a finalist for the Financial Times/Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year in 2009.  His most recent book is WAIT: The Art and Science of Delay, published by PublicAffairs in June 2012.

Professor Partnoy also has been a consultant to many major corporations, banks, pension funds, and hedge funds regarding various aspects of financial markets and regulation.

Professor Partnoy’s full resume is available here.



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