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Michael A. Perino

Dean George W. Matheson Professor of Law
Associate Academic Dean

Michael A. Perino is the Associate Academic Dean and the Dean George W. Matheson Professor of Law at St. John’s University School of Law in New York.  Professor Perino has also taught at Columbia Law School (2002-03, 2013), Cornell Law School (2005), and Stanford Law School (1995-1998), where he was a Lecturer and Co-Director of the Roberts Program in Law, Business, and Corporate Governance. 

Professor Perino is the author of The Hellhound of Wall Street: How Ferdinand Pecora’s Investigation of the Great Crash Forever Changed American Finance (Penguin Press 2010). The Hellhound of Wall Street won the Citi Private Bank Financial History of the Year prize, and the book was named as one of the best books of 2010 by Bloomberg/Business Week, the Library Journal, and Progressive magazine. Professor Perino wrote the leading treatise on the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act, Securities Litigation under the PSLRA (CCH 2000), as well as numerous articles and monographs on securities regulation, securities fraud, and class action litigation. He has testified in both the United States Senate and the House of Representatives and is frequently quoted in the media on securities and corporate matters.

The SEC has retained Professor Perino to provide it with a report and recommendations on the adequacy of arbitrator conflict disclosure requirements in securities arbitration. Professor Perino was also one of the principal developers of Stanford Law School’s Securities Class Action Clearinghouse.


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