William & Mary
Kevin Scott Haeberle

Kevin Scott Haeberle

Associate 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 225A
Full resume: here (.pdf in new window)
Areas of Specialization

Securities Law (with a particular focus on the regulation of capital markets)

Teaching Interests

Corporate and securities law, with a focus on financial economics and market-microstructure economics (currently teaching Business Associations, Securities Litigation, and Legal Aspects of Corporate Finance)

Representative Professional Activities and Achievements

Professor Haeberle’s main scholarly focus has been on secondary markets for financial instruments and their regulation. His work has looked closely at the mechanics and economics of securities markets to shed light on securities law. In so doing, he has relied heavily on principles from market-microstructure economics. Professor Haeberle has also collaborated with M. Todd Henderson (University of Chicago Law School) and Merritt B. Fox (Columbia Law School) on related works.

Professor Haeberle has also been active as an expert witness and expert consultant and researcher. He has been retained 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), received funding from a public investment-management company (Eaton Vance Management) to conduct securities law research relating to a NYSE Arca proposal for the trading of “Managed Portfolio Shares” (2017-2018), retained as an expert consulting and testifying witness on behalf of the United States Securities and Exchange Commission relating to an enforcement action in federal court (2015 – 2016), provided a series of lectures to the Legal Staff of the Brazilian Securities and Exchange Commission on the mechanics, economics, and regulation of capital markets (2015), and provided expert consulting 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 was awarded the Teacher of the Year Award in his first year of teaching. His first scholarly article, Stock-Market Law and the Accuracy of Public Companies’ Stock Prices was selected as one of the ten blindly reviewed works to be presented at the George Washington University Law School Junior Faculty Business and Financial Law Workshop, and was subsequently selected for republication in the Securities Law Review.

Professor Haeberle also previously served as the initial fellow for the Columbia Law School and Columbia Business School Program on the Law and Economics of Capital Markets (2012 – 2014). During his tenure with the Program, he studied securities regulation and market-microstructure economics under the mentorship of Professor Merritt B. Fox (Columbia Law School) and Professor Lawrence R. Glosten (Columbia Business School). He also taught as a Visiting Lecturer in the joint law school and business school Capital Markets Regulation class during that time. Additionally, he 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
  • A New Market-Based Approach to Securities Law, 85 U. Chi. L. Rev. 1313 (2018) (with M. Todd Henderson). SSRN.
  • Information Asymmetry and the Protection of Investors, ___ (working paper) (2018). 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 Securities Law Review. SSRN.

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