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.


Faculty in the News

“NLRB’s Handling of Joint Employer Petitions: Fodder for Lawsuits (1)”

December 10, 2018

Richard J. Pierce, Jr. is quoted by Bloomberg Law about potential legal challenges to the NLRB's nondisclosure of joint employer petitions.

“On the Downside of the Index-Fund Panacea’’

December 07, 2018

Lawrence A. Cunningham authors a letter to the editor in The Wall Street Journal about whether the long-term shareholder is an endangered species.

"No Matter How Bad Things Get at Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg Will Be Chairman for As Long As He Wants, Experts Agree"

December 03, 2018

Lawrence A. Cunningham is quoted by CNBC about corporate governance at Facebook and its board's limited power given Zuckerberg's high-voting stock.