TOTM is very pleased to announce a new permanent member, J.W. Verret (George Mason). J.W. has been blogging at Volokh Conspiracy recently, but he’s been a guest over at The Conglomerate, and the Harvard Law School Corporate Governance Blog. Quite frankly, it would be difficult to miss him if you’ve been following the recent events in the world of financial regulation. Professor Verret has been talking about financial regulation and corporate law every where from The NewsHour with Jim Lehrey, to CNN Money, ESPN.com, The American Lawyer, Forbes, and of course, testimony before various House and Senate Committees regarding the Obama Administration’s 2009 financial regulatory reform proposals.
J.W. received his JD and MA in Public Policy from Harvard Law School (where he was an Olin Fellow under Lucian Bebchuk) and the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, respectively, in 2006. Professor Verret then served as a law clerk for Vice-Chancellor John W. Noble of the Delaware Court of Chancery. Prior to joining the faculty at Mason Law, Professor Verret was an associate in the SEC Enforcement Defense Practice Group at Skadden, Arps in Washington, D.C. He has written extensively on corporate law topics, including a recent paper, Delaware’s Guidance, co-written with Chief Justice Myron T. Steele of the Delaware Supreme Court. His academic work has been featured in the Yale Journal on Regulation, The Business Lawyer, the Delaware Journal of Corporate Law, the University of Pennsylvania Journal of Business Law, and the Virginia Law and Business Review. Professor Verret was recently selected by the Northwestern Law School Searle Center on Law, Regulation, and Economic Growth for a 2009-2010 Searle-Kaufmann Research Fellowship.
J.W. will be finishing up his stint as a visitor at Volokh this week, but we’re happy to give him a permanent blogging home here at TOTM thereafter.