Securities Law Expert Haeberle Joins Law School Faculty

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    New Faculty Member  Kevin Haeberle, an expert in securities regulation and award-winning teacher, has joined the William & Mary Law faculty this fall.  
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Kevin Haeberle, an expert in securities regulation with a particular focus on the regulation of trading markets, has joined the William & Mary Law faculty and has commenced teaching this fall semester.

“We are delighted that Kevin Haeberle has joined our faculty,” said Davison M. Douglas, Dean and Arthur B. Hanson Professor of Law. “He is an exceptional scholar as well as an award-winning teacher. He brings great enthusiasm to his work, and is a marvelous addition to our faculty.”

Haeberle, who credits a love of history and writing as nurturing his interest in law and the legal academy, holds a B.A. from Georgetown University (1999) and a J.D. from Columbia Law School (2005). He went on to practice law with a focus on securities litigation for Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP and Friedman Kaplan Seiler & Adelman LLP in New York.

He also served as a law clerk for Judge Victor Marrero of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, and as a foreign law clerk for Chief Justice Aharon Barak of the Supreme Court of Israel.

“Most of my work in New York after law school (including that of my trial court clerkship) centered on securities litigation,” Haeberle says. “I then had the opportunity to study securities law and financial-instrument markets under the mentorship of a prominent law professor and a field-founding economist who had teamed up to start a joint law school and business program at Columbia University.”

From 2014-17, Haeberle was an assistant professor at the University of South Carolina School of Law, where he was named Teacher of the Year in his first year. Prior to that, he served as a fellow with the Columbia Law School and Columbia Business School Program on the Law and Economics of Capital Markets (2012–14). He also taught as a Visiting Lecturer in the joint law school and business school Capital Markets Regulation class at Columbia University during that time.

Haeberle is excited to join William & Mary. “I knew of the school’s very strong academic reputation inside the academy and among judges as well as practitioners,” he says. “After about five minutes of research into Williamsburg and the greater area, I realized that my family and I would love living here.”

This fall, Haeberle is teaching Business Associations.

“I always look forward to the challenge of converting a number of students from a general focus to a business-law one,” he says. “I think doing so opens up doors for them down the road. To me, that’s the fun part of the survey-level course that almost everyone takes.”

In the spring, he is slated to teach Securities Litigation and Legal Aspects of Corporate Finance. He is also a Fellow of the Law School’s new Center for the Study of Law and Markets.

Outside the classroom, Haeberle eagerly anticipates exploring the Virginia Peninsula with his family.

“I foresee much water-based activity in our near future,” he says. “The roof rack is installed and ready to go!”

For more information about Professor Haeberle’s work, please click here.

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