Business & Finance Law HERO

Business & Finance Law Program

Last decade's financial crisis has spurred the emergence of Washington, DC as one of the world’s major centers of finance and law and made the study of business and finance law more important than ever before. GW Law offers an integrated and intensive program for the study of the laws governing economic and financial markets and institutions, as well as corporate law, commercial law, tax law, bankruptcy law, accounting law and the laws governing U.S. and international business transactions.

The business and finance curriculum at GW Law is both rich and diverse, including both basic and advanced courses, allowing students to design a curriculum suiting their own interests and career plans.

In addition to GW Law's location in Washington, DC and world-renowned faculty supporting strong ties to the capital's many governmental, regulatory, and non-profit institutions of importance to business and finance, the Business and Finance Law Program maintains close contact with the large and active community of GW Law alumni in business and finance legal practice in New York, and conducts regular activities in New York, including our flagship GW in New York residential program for select JD students.

The Business and Finance Law Program also organizes an active schedule of outside speakers on a wide range of business and finance topics. Three of the major areas of thematic emphasis connecting recent events have been global finance and stability, innovation-driven entrepreneurship, and business leadership and judgment.


Faculty in the News

"14 Investing Books for National Book Lovers Day"

August 07, 2018

Lawrence A. Cunningham is honored in U.S. News & World Report for his book, The Essays of Warren Buffett.

"Google Is Fined €4.3bn In the Biggest-Ever Antitrust Penalty"

July 21, 2018

William E. Kovacic is quoted in The Economist about the latest report on Google's fine by the European Commission.

"Trump Slams EU Over $5 Billion Fine on Google"

July 19, 2018

William E. Kovacic is mentioned in Reuters regarding Trump's comment over the European Union's decision on the record fine.

Recent Events


Fed Vice Chair Randal Quarles on Law and Finance Careers and Leadership

April 3, 2018

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Petraeus Martins

Guest Speakers Gen. David Petraeus and BG Mark Martins: Leadership, Lawyers, and Judgment

March 30, 2018

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The IMF and the Evolution of International Monetary and Financial Law with IMF General Counsel Sean Hagan

March 15, 2018

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Securities Law Practice and Current Issues with Anna Pinedo

March 1, 2018

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