Kevin Haeberle

Professor of Law
Kevin Haeberle

Expertise:

Corporate law and securities law (including focuses on insider-trading law as well as financial-instrument trading markets, broker-dealers, exchanges, investment companies, and ETFs and their regulation)

Background:

Professor Haeberle's research has centered on the stock market and other secondary markets for financial instruments. His scholarly work has been twice selected for republication in the Securities Law Review and for presentation at a number of events, including the 2022 Columbia Business Law Review Symposium on the Future of Securities Regulation, the 2020 Yale/Stanford/Harvard Junior Faculty Forum, and the 2015 George Washington University Center for Law, Economics, and Finance Junior Faculty Workshop. In 2022, he was named a Program Fellow with the Columbia Law School and Columbia Business School Program in the Law and Economics of Capital Markets.

Professor Haeberle has been retained as an expert consulting and testifying witness by the United States Securities and Exchange Commission as well as by the Office of the Federal Public Defender. He has also provided subject-matter expertise to the New York State Attorney General's Office (Investor Protection Bureau), attorneys submitting an amicus brief in support of SEC action, and attorneys litigating private causes of action under federal and state securities laws. Additionally, he provided a series of lectures to the legal staff of the Brazilian securities and exchange commission on the mechanics, economics, and regulation of secondary markets for financial instruments. He has also contributed as a peer reviewer for book and article publications for Oxford University Press. His work and views on a number of corporate and securities matters have been featured on NPR, the New York Times, Wired, Financial Times, The Hill, Bloomberg Law, Bloomberg News, and the Wall Street Journal.

Professor Haeberle has presented his scholarly work at the SEC. He has also filed public comment letters with the SEC regarding actively managed ETFs and with the CFTC on aspects of the digital-asset market structure that have the potential to enhance trading in more traditional secondary markets for financial instruments.

Before joining the faculty at UC Irvine School of Law, Professor Haeberle was a Professor of Law at William & Mary Law School (2017 – 2023) and an Assistant Professor of Law at the University of South Carolina School of Law (2014 – 2017). Prior to that, he held a post-doctoral fellowship at Columbia Law School and Columbia Business School in their joint Program on the Law and Economics of Capital Markets, where he conducted research on securities law and served as a Visiting Lecturer for the joint law school and business school Capital Markets Regulation class. Before entering the legal academy, Professor Haeberle practiced law (with a focus on securities litigation) in New York and served 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.

  •  The Securities Regulation Corporate-Governance Trade-Off (work in progress)

  •  Reforming Securities Litigation & Enforcement for ESG Disclosure, 43 Rev of Lit. __ (forthcoming 2024) (University of Texas Review of Litigation ESG & Litigation symposium edition) https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=4879039

  • Fraud-on-the-Market Liability in the ESG Era, 98 Tulane L. Rev. 641 (2024)

  • The Emergence of the Actively Managed ETF, 2021 Colum. Bus. L. Rev. 1321 (2022) (Columbia Business Law Review’s Future of Securities Regulation symposium edition)
  • Marginal Benefits of the Core Securities Laws, 7 J. Fin. Regul. 254 (2021)

  • Information Asymmetry and the Protection of Ordinary Investors, 53 UC Davis L. Rev. 145 (2019) (reprinted in the 2020 Securities Law Review; selected for presentation at the Yale/Stanford/Harvard Junior Faculty Forum as well as for presentation at the Federalist Society Junior Scholars Colloquium)

  • A New Market-Based Approach to Securities Law (with M. Todd Henderson), 85 U. Chi. L. Rev. 1313 (2018)

  • Making a Market for Corporate Disclosure (with M. Todd Henderson), 35 Yale J. Reg. 383 (2018)

  • Evaluating Stock-Trading Practices and Their Regulation (with Merritt B. Fox), 42 J. Corp. L. 887 (2017)

  • Discrimination Platforms, 42 J. Corp. L. 809 (2017)

  • Information-Dissemination Law: The Regulation of How Market-Moving Information Is Revealed (with M. Todd Henderson), 101 Cornell L. Rev. 1373 (2016)

  • Stock-Market Law and the Accuracy of Public Companies’ Stock Prices, 2015 Colum. Bus. L. Rev. 121 (2015) (reprinted in the 2017 Securities Law Review; selected for presentation at the Center for Law, Economics, and Finance Junior Faculty Business and Financial Law Workshop)

Current Courses:

Business Associations; Securities Litigation & Enforcement; Broker-Dealer & Exchange Regulation

Prior Courses:

Corporate Finance; Capital Markets Regulation

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