Professor J.W. Verret
Professor J.W. Verret teaches law and accounting, securities law, corporate law, and banking law at the George Mason University Law School. He has been a Visiting Professor at the Stanford Law School.
He serves on the Investor Advisory Committee of the Securities and Exchange Commission, where he advises the SEC on matters of investor protection. He also serves as faculty liaison to the American College of Business Court Judges. He previously served as Chief Economist at the U.S. House Financial Services Committee.
Professor Verret has served as the Independent Chairman of the Board of Directors of a leading credit rating agency and proxy advisory firm, where he was charged with implementing a compliance reform program.
He holds a Bachelors degree in Financial Accounting, a Masters in Economic Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, and a J.D. from the Harvard Law School. He also clerked for the Delaware Court of Chancery.
He has served as an expert in numerous corporate and securities litigation and arbitration matters, two representative engagements include: New Jersey v. Sprint, 758 F.Supp.2d 1186 (2010) and Landsdowne v. OpenBand, 713 F.3d 187 (2013).
He can assist litigants with matters of corporate and M&A contract interpretation, materiality determinations in securities class actions, valuation in appraisal actions and business litigation, review of settlement agreements for determinations of investor benefit, corporate governance literature reviews, and other questions at the intersection of business and corporate law and accounting/finance.
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