Professor Christine Chung will give a talk at "Distressed Municipal Financing: Navigating Uncharted Waters," a symposium presented by the Review of Banking & Financial Law and held at Boston University School of Law on Feb. 7, 2014.
The symposium will bring together practitioners, judges and leading scholars to discuss key financial issues arising in debt-laden communities across the nation, including historic bankruptcies in Detroit and San Bernardino, pension obligation conflicts, and the tension between austerity measures and bailouts.
As co-director of the Institute for Financial Market Regulation (IFMR), a joint program with the University at Albany, Professor Chung works to bridge the gap between academia and financial professionals. The IFMR connects the scholarship of academic researchers with the knowledge and experience of professionals in financial market regulation to understand current issues facing the field
Professor Chung's research interests include regulatory architecture and regulatory reform, risk management (including systemic risk management), compliance, corporate governance and feminist jurisprudence, with a focus on the challenges facing financial institutions and their customers, investors and employees. She also is interested in exploring the historical underpinnings of current system of financial market regulation. She frequently presents on issues arising from the current financial crisis, and she frequently serves as a resource for journalists covering related issues.
Professor Chung joined Albany Law's faculty in 2007 as director of the Securities Arbitration Clinic. She was previously a partner at Goodwin Procter LLP, where she was a member of the firm's securities and white collar crime practice groups. While at Goodwin, Professor Chung specialized in complex business litigation and civil and criminal securities-related enforcement matters, including proceedings involving the Department of Justice, the United States Securities and Exchange Commission, the National Association of Securities Dealers (now known as FINRA) and various states attorneys general. She also specialized in compliance and risk management counseling for clients. Her clients included mutual funds, investment advisors, broker-dealers, bank holding companies, complex operating companies, officers, directors and employees.
Before joining Goodwin Procter, Professor Chung served as Branch Chief of the Enforcement Division of the United States Securities and Exchange Commission, among other posts. As a member of the Enforcement Division, Professor Chung specialized in investigating and litigating cases involving a wide range of alleged securities-related misconduct, including matters involving alleged financial reporting fraud, insider trading, and professional misconduct by accounting professionals.
She received the Albany Law School Award for Excellence in Service in 2010.