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.

Federal Reserve Board Governor Jerome Powell and Chairman of the Commodities Futures Trading Commission Christopher GiancarloThe 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 financial stability, innovation and entrepreneurship, and business leadership and judgment.


View highlights of events held during the past academic years

Faculty in the News

"Deregulation Window Closing 17 Months Before Trump Term Ends"

August 14, 2019

Richard J. Pierce, Jr. is quoted by Bloomberg Government on the likelihood of the Trump administration's deregulation policy being enacted.

"FTC Chief Says He's Willing to Break Up Big Tech Companies"

August 13, 2019
William E. Kovacic is quoted by Bloomberg on the difficulty of the FTC and Justice Department investigating big tech companies at the same time.

"Facebook Settlement Criticized for Weak Privacy Protections"

July 24, 2019

William E. Kovacic is quoted by Consumer Reports on what impact the $5 billion Facebook fine will have on the industry.