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Arthur B. Laby

Arthur B. Laby

Rutgers Law School
Camden, NJ, USA

Arthur Laby is Professor at Rutgers Law School, Co-Director of the Rutgers Center for Corporate law and Governance, and formerly Assistant General Counsel of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Arthur teaches securities regulation, business organizations, mutual fund regulation, fiduciary law, and other courses. His research focuses on the regulation of investment advisers and broker-dealers, conflicts of interest, and the fiduciary relationship. Arthur is a frequent speaker in the United States and abroad and has published widely in the areas of financial services regulation and the fiduciary relationship. Arthur also has worked with prominent law firms on regulatory, compliance, and enforcement matters.

Before joining the Rutgers faculty, Arthur served for nearly ten years on the staff of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, including positions in the Office of International Affairs, the Division of Investment Management, and the Office of General Counsel. As Assistant General Counsel, Arthur advised the Commissioners, the General Counsel, and the SEC’s operating divisions on legal, policy, and administrative law issues raised by SEC rulemakings and enforcement matters, with a focus on investment management and international securities regulation.

Arthur recently completed a four-year term as a Director of the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards (CFP Board). He is a member of the American Law Institute, the Executive Committee of the American Association of Law Schools Section on Securities Regulation, the Academic Advisory Board of the Philadelphia Chapter of the National Association of Corporate Directors, and the SEC Historical Society Board of Advisors.

Arthur is a magna cum laude graduate of Boston University School of Law, where he was an editor on the Law Review. He is a magna cum laude graduate of the University of Pittsburgh where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. Arthur clerked for the Honorable J. Frederick Motz, United States District Court for the District of Maryland, after which he joined the law firm of WilmerHale (then Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering) in Washington. From 1994 to 1996, Arthur was awarded a Fulbright scholarship and taught at two law schools in Germany.


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