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

"Why Some Banks Are Ditching Their State Regulators"

September 17, 2019

Arthur E. Wilmarth, Jr. is quoted by The Wall Street Journal on how the OCC is championing deregulation in banking.

"US Antitrust Enforcers Signal Discord Over Probes of Big Tech"

September 16, 2019

William E. Kovacic is quoted by The Wall Street Journal on how the differing FTC and DOJ investigations into big tech are stifling effectiveness.

"House Antitrust Panel Seeks Documents From 4 Big Tech Firms"

September 13, 2019
William E. Kovacic is quoted by The New York Times on the significance of the lines of investigation into big tech from the House committee.