William & Mary
Kevin Scott Haeberle

Kevin Scott Haeberle

Professor of Law; Fellow, Center for the Study of Law and Markets
Degrees: J.D., Columbia Law School; B.A., Georgetown University
Email: [[kshaeberle]]
Office phone: (757) 221-1475
Office location: Room 267
Full resume: here (.pdf in new window)
Areas of Specialization

Securities law (including a focus on the regulation of secondary markets, brokers, dealers, investment advisers, and other key market participants); corporate governance

Teaching Interests

Corporate and securities law, with a focus on financial economics and market-microstructure economics. Current classes: Business Associations, Securities Litigation, and Broker-Dealer & Exchange Regulation

Representative Professional Activities and Achievements

Professor Haeberle's scholarly works include Information Asymmetry and the Protection of Ordinary Investors (2019) (selected for republication in the Securities Law Review and for presentation at the Yale/Stanford/Harvard Junior Faculty Forum) and Stock-Market Law and the Accuracy of Public Companies' Stock Prices (2015) (selected for republication in the Securities Law Review and for presentation at the Center for Law, Economics, and Finance Junior Faculty Business and Financial Law Workshop). They also include a series of works co-authored with M. Todd Henderson (University of Chicago Law School) on the regulation of information release and an article with Merritt B. Fox (Columbia Law School) on the social criteria for evaluating stock market law.

Professor Haeberle frequently works with attorneys on a variety of securities and corporate law issues, and has received funding for his research. His work has included expert advice relating to the content of an amicus brief in favor of the Securities and Exchange Commission's Transaction Fee Pilot (2019), research in connection with public comment letters on NYSE Arca proposal to the SEC for the trading of “Managed Portfolio Shares” (2017-2018), service as an expert consulting and testifying witness on behalf of the Office of the Federal Public Defender for the Eastern District of Virginia relating to a criminal action in federal court (2017), service as an expert consulting and testifying witness on behalf of the SEC relating to an enforcement action in federal court (2015 – 2016), the provision of a series of lectures to the legal staff of the Brazilian securities and exchange commission on the mechanics, economics, and regulation of secondary markets (2015), and research to assist the New York State Attorney General's Office in a confidential securities-law matter (2012).

Prior to joining William and Mary Law School, Professor Haeberle was an Assistant Professor at the University of South Carolina School of Law (summer 2014 – spring 2017), where he received the Teacher of the Year award. He also was a fellow with the Columbia Law School and Columbia Business School Program on the Law and Economics of Capital Markets (2012 – 2014). He taught as a Visiting Lecturer in the joint law school and business school Capital Markets Regulation class during that time. Additionally, Professor Haeberle practiced law (with a focus on securities litigation) for Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP and Friedman Kaplan Seiler & Adelman LLP in New York, and 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.

Scholarly Publications
  • Marginal Benefits of the Core Securities Laws, (2020). SSRN.
  • Information Asymmetry and the Protection of Ordinary Investors, 53 UC Davis L. Rev. 145 (2019), reprinted in 2020 Securities L. Rev. § 2:1. SSRN.
  • A New Market-Based Approach to Securities Law, 85 U. Chi. L. Rev. 1313 (2018) (with M. Todd Henderson). SSRN.
  • Making a Market for Corporate Disclosure, 35 Yale J. Reg. 2 (2018) (with M. Todd Henderson). SSRN.
  • Discrimination Platforms, 42 J. Corp. L. 809 (2017). SSRN.
  • Evaluating Stock-Trading Practices and Their Regulation, 42 J. Corp. L. 887 (2017) (by Merritt B. Fox, Kevin S. Haeberle). SSRN.
  • Information-Dissemination Law: The Regulation of How Market-Moving Information Is Revealed, 101 Cornell L. Rev. 1373 (2016) (with M. Todd Henderson). SSRN.
  • Stock-Market Law and the Accuracy of Public Companies' Stock Prices, 2015 Colum. Bus. L. Rev. 121 (2015), reprinted in 2017 Securities L. Rev. § 4:3. SSRN.

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