B.A., Amherst College (magna cum laude)
J.D., Harvard Law School (cum laude)
Professor of Law Christine Chung draws upon her deep knowledge of and experience with financial markets, corporate governance norms, complex business transactions, and government investigations to examine financial market regulatory systems, capital markets and corporate and securities law systems, municipal finance, and consumer and investor protection. Professor Chung's teaching and research interests include regulatory architecture and regulatory reform, risk management (including systemic risk management), compliance, corporate governance, investor protection and feminist jurisprudence. She frequently presents on issues associated with securities fraud and investor protection, the recent financial crisis, and municipal financial distress.
Prior to joining Albany Law School, Professor Chung served as 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 state 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.
Professor Chung is co-director of the joint Albany Law School/UAlbany Institute for Financial Market Regulation. Professor Chung initially joined Albany Law's faculty in 2007 as director of the Securities Arbitration Clinic.
Presenter, Rising Tides and Rearranging Deckchairs: How Climate Change Is Reshaping Infrastructure Finance and Threatening to Sink Municipal Budgets, Fordham Environmental Law Review Symposium (March 2021).
Presenter, What Climate Change and Municipal Finance Tells Us About the Intersection Between Environmental Law and Securities Regulation, AALS Annual Meeting (January 2021).
THE IMPACT OF COVID-19 ON THE MUNICIPAL SECURITIES MARKET DURING THE SPRING OF 2020, The FinReg Blog, posted on September 21, 2020
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CLIMATE CHANGE, INFRASTRUCTURE, AND MUNICIPAL FINANCE, The FinReg Blog, posted on August 3, 2020
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Moderator, Justice Jackson Lecture, The White House on Trial (November 2019).
Moderator, Resources for Renewal: Municipal Fiscal Stress and Community Response, Community Renewal and its Discontents, Albany Law School Government Law Center Symposium (November 2017).
Panelist, Discussing Detroit: The Potential Ripple Effects of the Largest Municipal Bankruptcy in U.S. History and What It Might Mean for New York. Albany Law School Government Law Center Panel Discussion (November 19, 2014).
Presenter and Featured Panelist, Boston University Review of Banking and Financial Law, Distressed Municipal Financing: Navigating Uncharted Waters (February 7, 2014).
Christine Sgarlata Chung, Presenter and Featured Panelist, Cooper-Walsh Colloquium, Fordham Urban Law Journal (October 2014).
Panelist, Municipal Bankruptcy, Essential Municipal Services, and Taxpayers' Voice, Widener University Law Review Symposium (April 2014).
Panelist, Christine Sgarlata Chung and Soo Y. Rieh, Is There A Relationship between Gender-Based Stereotypes and the Identification and Regulation of Financial Fraud and Systemic Risk?, Work-In-Progress Presentation at AALS Mid-Year Meeting, Workshop on Women Rethinking Equality (June 2010).
Albany Law School Law Review Symposium, Faculty Advisor and Panel Moderator, Wall Street, Main Street and K Street: Regulating Financial Institutions in New York and Beyond (October 2009).