USD School of Law Professor Frank Partnoy named “Top Wonk” on the Economy

San Diego (June 22, 2012) - University of San Diego School of Law George E. Barrett Professor of Law and Finance Frank Partnoy has been named "Top Wonk" on the economy by a committee of his peers. Partnoy shares this honor with a well-respected group of economists and economic thinkers from across the country.

In a press release issued by the Agenda Project, Professor Partnoy was identified as one with a unique ability to contribute to the public debate as well as a thinker committed to intellectual innovation and analytical rigor.

Other economic thought leaders who were named "Top Wonks" included Joseph Stiglitz, former chairman of the Council on Economic Advisers; James Galbraith, chair of the Government and Business Relations at the University of Texas; Brooksley Born, Chair of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission; Kemal Dervis, former Minister of Economic Affairs for the Republic of Turkey; Nouriel Roubini, former senior economist for the White House Council of Economic Advisers and Jeffrey Sachs, director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University.

“Top Wonks” is an initiative launched by the public policy organization, The Agenda Project.

About Frank Partnoy

Professor Frank Partnoy is the director of USD School of Law's new Center for Corporate and Securities Law. He teaches and writes in the areas of corporate law, corporate finance and financial market regulation. Partnoy's publications include the books Wait: The Art and Science of Delay (PublicAffairs, 2012); The Match King: Ivar Kreuger, The Financial Genius Behind a Century of Wall Street Scandals (PublicAffairs, 2009); Infectious Greed: How Deceit and Risk Corrupted the Financial Markets (Henry Holt, 2003), and FIASCO: Blood In The Water On Wall Street (W.W. Norton, 1997) as well as more than 20 articles on various topics related to financial market regulation. Before joining the USD faculty in 1997, Partnoy worked as an investment banker at CS First Boston and Morgan Stanley in New York, and as an attorney at Covington and Burling in Washington, D.C. He was co-recipient of the 1999 Thorsnes Prize for Excellence in Teaching and was the 2004 Herzog Endowed Scholar.

About the University of San Diego School of Law

The University of San Diego School of Law is a center of academic excellence focused on preparing its students for legal practice in the new century. One of the most selective law schools in the country, the School of Law’s nationally recognized faculty create a demanding, yet welcoming environment that emphasizes individualized education. USD law school graduates go on to practice law throughout the country and abroad, forming an influential network of alumni. The USD School of Law is one of only 81 law schools in the country to have a chapter of The Order of the Coif, the most distinguished rank of American law schools. The school is accredited by the American Bar Association and is a member of the Association of American Law Schools. Founded in 1954, the law school is part of the University of San Diego, a private, nonprofit, independent, Roman Catholic university chartered in 1949.


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