Professor Andrew Verstein gives lecture on national security and corporate law at Dartmouth’s Political Economy Project

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Associate Professor Andrew Verstein

Professor Andrew Verstein gave a lecture titled, “National Security’s Entanglement with Corporate Law,” to the Political Economy Project on Tuesday, May 24, at Dartmouth College. Professor Verstein’s talk was focused on situations when the conduct of corporate law and national security conflict and the values corporate enterprise.

His lecture was supported by the findings of a case study that involved organizations that incorporated standards of national security within their decision making processes. This research was provided by requests from the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), archival searches, telephone interviews and conversations with individuals within the industry.

The Dartmouth Political Economy Project is an interdisciplinary organization that explores issues within economics, politics and ethics.

Professor Verstein teaches Business Associations, Contracts, Corporate Finance, and Securities Litigation. Professor Verstein’s recent research, forthcoming in the Virginia Law Review, focuses on insider trading in commodities markets. He has also written and spoken widely on crowd funding and person to person lending, market manipulation, and nature of financial benchmarks and indices such as Libor. Professor Verstein frequently discusses financial law topics in the media, such as on CNBC’s Squawk Box and Worldwide Exchange, and BBC’s World Report, and in Bloomberg and the Wall Street Journal. Before joining the Wake Forest faculty, Professor Verstein taught at the Yale Law School, where he was John R. Raben/Sullivan & Cromwell Executive Director of the Center for the Study of Corporate Law. He has also taught at Fudan University and East China University of Political Science & Law in Shanghai. He graduated summa cum laude from Dartmouth College and received his law degree from Yale Law School, where he was a Coker Fellow. His scholarship is available at: