Arthur  Laby

Arthur Laby


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Law Office: E411
V: 856 225 6272
F: 856 225 6516

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Professor Laby teaches courses in securities regulation, business organizations, and the regulation of mutual funds. He is a recognized expert in securities law, the regulation of investment management, and fiduciary obligation.

Before joining the faculty, Professor Laby served for nearly ten years on the staff of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, most recently as Assistant General Counsel. Before working on the SEC staff, Professor Laby was awarded a Fulbright scholarship and was a visiting lecturer in Germany. Earlier, he was an associate at the law firm of Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering, practicing in the areas of securities regulation and commercial law. Professor Laby is regularly retained as a consultant and expert witness in securities and corporate law matters.

Professor Laby is a magna cum laude graduate of Boston University School of Law, where he was an editor on the Law Review, and a magna cum laude graduate of the University of Pittsburgh, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. After graduating from law school, Professor Laby clerked for the Honorable J. Frederick Motz, United States District Court for the District of Maryland.


SEC v. Capital Gains Research Bureau and the Investment Advisers Act of 1940, 91 Boston University Law Review 189 (2011) (symposium)

Studying Regulatory Harmonization at the SEC, 30 Annual Review of Banking & Financial Law 189 (2010) (symposium)

Fiduciary Obligations of Broker-Dealers and Investment Advisers, 55 Villanova Law Review 701 (2010) (symposium), reprinted in 43 Securities Law Review (2011)

Reforming the Regulation of Broker-Dealers and Investment Advisers, 65 The Business Lawyer 395 (2010)

What Caused the Financial Crisis and What Can Be Done?, 6 Rutgers Journal of Law & Public Policy 926 (2009) (dialogue with Peter Wallison)

The Competition of Systems in the Market for Listings, in Economic Law as an Economic Good (Karl M. Meessen ed. 2009) (with John Broussard) Here

Hedge Funds and Their Advisors: Introduction to the Symposium on the Regulation of Private Funds, 39 Rutgers Law Journal 1 (2008)

The Fiduciary Obligation as the Adoption of Ends, 56 Buffalo Law Review 99 (2008) Here

Differentiating Gatekeepers, 1 Brooklyn Journal of Corporate, Financial and Commercial Law 119 (2006)

Juridical and Ethical Aspects of the Fiduciary Obligation, 13 Jahrbuch fur Recht and Ethik (Annual Review of Law and Ethics) 565 (2005)

Resolving Conflicts of Duty in Fiduciary Relationships, 54 American University Law Review 75 (2004)

Models of Securities Regulation in the US, The Weimar Symposium on the Competition Law of Deregulation, 23 Fordham International Law Journal S20 (1999)

Patterns of SEC Enforcement Under the 1990 Remedies Act: Civil Money Penalties, 58 Albany Law Review 5 (1994) (with W. Hardy Callcott)

Fishing for Documents Overseas: The Supreme Court Upholds Broad Consent Directives Against the Claim of Self Incrimination, 70 Boston University Law Review 311 (1990) (Student Note)

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