Adam C. Pritchard, the Frances and George Skestos Professor of Law, teaches corporate and securities law.
He is the author, with Stephen J. Choi, of Securities Regulation: Cases and Analysis, currently in its fifth edition. His research focuses on securities class actions, Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) enforcement, and the history of securities law in the U.S. Supreme Court. His articles have appeared in the Journal of Law and Economics, American Law and Economics Review, the Journal of Empirical Legal Studies, the Journal of Legal Studies, the Journal of Finance, the Journal of Law, Economics, and Organizations, and various law reviews.
After graduation, he served as a Bristow Fellow in the Office of the Solicitor General at the U.S. Department of Justice. After working in private practice, Professor Pritchard served as senior counsel in the Office of the General Counsel of the SEC, where he wrote appellate briefs and studied the effect of recent reforms in the areas of securities fraud litigation. He received the SEC's Law and Policy Award for his work in United States v. O'Hagan, in which the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the misappropriation theory of insider trading.
Professor Pritchard has been a visiting professor at the Northwestern University School of Law, the Georgetown University Law Center, and the University of Iowa School of Law. He also has been a visiting scholar at the SEC and a visiting fellow in capital market studies at the Cato Institute. He was previously a member of the FINRA National Adjudicatory Council and the Nasdaq Listing Qualifications Panel.
"Giving Shareholders the Right to Say No"
A History of Securities Law in the Supreme Court
"All Stick and No Carrot? Reforming Public Offerings"
"Coalitions among Plaintiffs’ Attorneys in Securities Class Actions"
Presented, “Coalitions among Plaintiffs’ Attorneys in Securities Fraud Class Actions,” Institute for Law and Economics Online Workshop, University of Pennsylvania
Presented, “Coalitions among Plaintiffs’ Attorneys in Securities Fraud Class Actions,” Law & Economics Workshop, University of Michigan Law School
Presented, “Coalitions among Plaintiffs’ Attorneys in Securities Fraud Class Actions”, Tulane Corporate and Securities Law Roundtable, Tulane University School of Law
Presented, “A History of Securities Law in the Supreme Court,” Faculty Workshop, Duke University Law School