Adam C. Pritchard, the Frances and George Skestos Professor of Law at the University of Michigan, teaches corporate and securities law.

His research focuses on securities class actions, Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) enforcement, and the history of securities law in the US Supreme Court. He is the author, with Stephen J. Choi, of Securities Regulation: Cases and Analysis, currently in its fifth edition. His articles have appeared in the Journal of Law and EconomicsAmerican 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 US Department of Justice. After working in private practice, 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 US Supreme Court upheld the misappropriation theory of insider trading.

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.