Arthur E. Wilmarth, Jr.

Arthur Wilmarth, Jr.
Title:
Professor of Law
Address:
2000 H Street, NW
Washington, District Of Columbia 20052
United States
Phone:
202-994-6386
Fax:
202-994-9446
Email:
awilmarth@law.gwu.edu

Art Wilmarth joined the faculty in 1986, following 11 years in private law practice. Prior to joining the law school, he was a partner in the Washington, D.C., office of Jones Day. Professor Wilmarth teaches courses in banking law, contracts, corporations, professional responsibility, and American constitutional history. He served as Executive Director of the Law School’s Center for Law, Economics and Finance (C-LEAF) from 2011 to 2014, and he has been a member of C-LEAF’s Executive Board since the center’s founding in 2009.

Professor Wilmarth is the author of more than forty law review articles and book chapters in the fields of banking law and American constitutional history, and he is the co-editor of a book on the financial crisis of 2008. In 2005, the American College of Consumer Financial Services Lawyers awarded him its prize for the best law review article published in the field of consumer financial services law during the previous year.

Professor Wilmarth has testified before committees of the U.S. Congress, the California legislature, and the D.C. Council on bank regulatory issues. In 2010, he was a consultant to the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission, the body established by Congress to report on the causes of the financial crisis. During 2008–09, he served as chair of the Section on Financial Institutions and Consumer Financial Services of the Association of American Law Schools, after serving as the Section's chair-elect and annual program chair during 2007–08. Professor Wilmarth is a member of the international advisory board of the Journal of Banking Regulation, published by Palgrave Macmillan Ltd. He is also a member of the advisory board of the American Antitrust Institute.

Professor Wilmarth has been a member of the University's Faculty Senate for more than fifteen years, and he served as chair of the Faculty Senate's Executive Committee in 2004–05 and 2008–09. He received the Trachtenberg Prize for University Service in 2005.

Publications

Education

BA, Yale University; JD, Harvard University

In the News

"Square's ILC Bid May Open Floodgates for Fintechs"

September 11, 2017

Arthur E. Wilmarth, Jr. is quoted in American Banker regarding financial innovators and their up-and-coming strategy to seek a bank charter.

"Banking-and-Commerce Debate Returns to Fore, With a Tech Twist"

September 05, 2017

Arthur E. Wilmarth, Jr. is quoted in American Banker about the separation of banking and commerce. 

"Beware the Return of the ILC"

August 02, 2017

Arthur E. Wilmarth, Jr. writes in American Banker about the mixing of banking and commerce.

"How CFPB Lawsuit Puts Spotlight on Other Agencies' Independence"

June 02, 2017

Arthur E. Wilmarth, Jr. is quoted in American Banker about a federal lawsuit questioning the CFPB's leadership structure.

"Forget Trump's Breakup Talk. Wall Street Is Writing a Wish List"

May 16, 2017
Arthur E. Wilmarth, Jr. is quoted in Bloomberg about investment and commercial banking.