Andrew Verstein, an authority in contract law, corporate law, and securities regulation and litigation, has joined UCLA School of Law as a professor of law.
He comes from Wake Forest School of Law, where he served on the faculty since 2013, most recently as associate dean for research and academic programs.
Verstein’s innovative business law scholarship presently touches on emerging issues involving fintech, market benchmarks and passive investment, market abuses including insider trading, the legal function of motive, and the legal theory of the firm. He is a prolific commentator and writer in the field, and his scholarship has appeared in leading publications, including The Yale Law Journal, The University of Chicago Law Review, Michigan Law Review, Virginia Law Review and Northwestern University Law Review.
With UCLA Law Distinguished Professor of Law Lynn LoPucki, he is the co-author of the forthcoming casebook Business Associations: A Systems Approach.
Verstein has served as a member of the executive committee of the Association of American Law Schools’ business associations section. Previously, he was a visiting associate professor and Charles J. Merriam Scholar at University of Chicago Law School and the John R. Raben/Sullivan & Cromwell Executive Director of the Yale Law School Center for the Study of Corporate Law.
He earned an A.B., summa cum laude, from Dartmouth College and a J.D. from Yale Law School.