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 financial stability, innovation and entrepreneurship, and business leadership and judgment.


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Faculty in the News

"Trump's Huawei Ban Escalates the US-China Trade War Into a Tech Cold War"

May 17, 2019

Donald C. Clarke is quoted by Business Insider regarding his co-authored paper about who controls Chinese technology company Huawei.

"The Technology 202: Activists Turn to Facebook Shareholders in Long-Shot Bid to Oust Zuckerburg"

May 07, 2019

Lawrence A. Cunningham is quoted in The Washington Post about advocacy group efforts to redistribute corporate power at Facebook.

"A Day After Blocking House Demand for Trump's Tax Returns, Mnuchin Addressed Gathering of His Top Fundraisers"

May 07, 2019
Arthur E. Wilmarth, Jr. is quoted in The Washington Post about Treasury Secretary Munchin's appearance at a fundraiser with executives he is tasked with regulating.