University of San Diego
5998 Alcalá Park
San Diego, CA 92110
Professor of Law and Finance at School of Law, University of San Diego
Professor Frank Partnoy is the George E. Barrett Professor of Law and Finance and the Director of the Center on Corporate and Securities Law at the University of San Diego. He is one of the world’s leading experts on the complexities of modern finance and financial market regulation. He worked as a derivatives structurer at Morgan Stanley and CS First Boston during the mid-1990s and wrote F.I.A.S.C.O.: Blood in the Water on Wall Street, a best-selling book about his experiences there. Since 1997, he has been a law professor at the University of San Diego, and an expert writing and speaking about markets to Congress, regulators, academics, and investors. He has written numerous opinion pieces for the New York Times and the Financial Times, and has published more than two dozen scholarly articles in academic journals including the Journal of Finance.
• Covington & Burling, Washington, DC, 1995-1997
• Derivative Products Group, Morgan Stanley & Co., New York, NY, 1994-1995
• Emerging Markets Derivatives Group, CS First Boston, New York, NY, 1993-1994
• Law Clerk, Hon. Michael B. Mukasey, U.S. District Judge, SDNY, New York, NY, 1992-1993
J.D., Yale University, 1992
B.A., University of Kansas, 1989
B.S., University of Kansas, 1989
Frank Partnoy. Wait: The Art and Science of Delay. PublicAffairs, 2012.
Frank Partnoy, The Match King: Ivar Kreuger, The Financial Genius Behind a Century of Wall Street Scandals. PublicAffairs, 2009.
Frank Partnoy, Infectious Greed: How Deceit and Risk Corrupted the Financial Markets.Times Books, 2003.
Frank Partnoy. F.I.A.S.C.O: Blood in the Water on Wall Street. W.W. Norton, 1997.
Frank Partnoy with John C. Coffee and William A. Klein. Business Organization and Finance, Legal and Economic Principles. Thomas West forthcoming, 2010.