William & Mary
Kevin S. Haeberle

Kevin S. 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

Corporate and securities law (including a focus on the regulation of secondary markets, brokers, dealers, and investment advisers)

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 work has focused on securities markets and other information markets. His articles have been selected for republication in the Securities Law Review (Information Asymmetry and the Protection of Investors (2019); Stock-Market Law and the Accuracy of Public Companies' Stock Prices (2015)) and presentation at a number of events, including the 2020 Yale/Stanford/Harvard Junior Faculty Forum and 2015 GW Center for Law, Economics, and Finance Junior Faculty Business and Financial Law Workshop. He has also served as an external peer reviewer for the Journal of Financial Regulation (Oxford University Press). His views on a number of corporate and securities matters have been featured on NPR and in Wired, FundFire, The Hill, and The Wall Street Journal.

In addition to his scholarly work, Professor Haeberle has served as an expert consulting and testifying witness for the Securities and Exchange Commission as well as for the Office of the Federal Public Defender. He has also conducted research to assist the New York State Attorney General’s Office (Investor Protection Bureau), filed a series of public comment letters relating to a proposal to the SEC for the trading of “Managed Portfolio Shares,” assisted attorneys on an amicus brief in favor of the SEC’s Transaction Fee Pilot, and 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.

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 served 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
  • Making Room for the Pessimists, (forthcoming in the Sec. Reg. L.J. (2021)).
  • Keeping an Eye on a New Wall Street Intermediary, (forthcoming in the Colum. Bus. L. Rev.'s Future of the Securities Regulation Symposium edition) (2021).
  • Marginal Benefits of the Core Securities Laws, 2021. SSRN.
  • Information Asymmetry and the Protection of Ordinary Investors, 53 U.C. Davis L. Rev. 145 (2019), reprinted in the 2020 Sec. L. Rev.; selected for presentation at the Yale/Stanford/Harvard Junior Faculty Forum. 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) (Merritt B. Fox). 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 the 2017 Sec. L. Rev.; selected for presentation at the Center for Law, Economics, and Finance Junior Faculty Business and Financial Law Workshop. SSRN.

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