Christine Sgarlata Chung

Studies business litigation, securities and white collar crime, compliance and risk management

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Christine Sgarlata Chung

University at Albany
Department: Institute for Financial Market Regulation

Business litigation; securities and white collar crime; compliance and risk management

Campus phone: (518) 445-3249
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Christine Chung, appointed assistant professor of law in 2010, joined Albany Law's faculty in 2007 as assistant clinical professor of law and director of the Securities Arbitration Clinic. She was previously a partner at Goodwin Procter LLP, where she was a member of the firm's securities and white collar crime practice groups. While at Goodwin, Professor Chung specialized in complex business litigation and civil and criminal securities-related enforcement matters, including proceedings involving the Department of Justice, the United States Securities and Exchange Commission, the National Association of Securities Dealers (now known as FINRA) and various states attorneys general. She also specialized in compliance and risk management counseling for clients. Her clients included mutual funds, investment advisors, broker-dealers, bank holding companies, complex operating companies, officers, directors and employees.

Before joining Goodwin Procter, Professor Chung served as Branch Chief of the Enforcement Division of the US. Securities and Exchange Commission, among other posts. As a member of the Enforcement Division, Professor Chung specialized in investigating and litigating cases involving a wide range of alleged securities-related misconduct, including matters involving alleged financial reporting fraud, insider trading, and professional misconduct by accounting professionals. Professor Chung's research interests include regulatory architecture and regulatory reform, risk management (including systemic risk management), compliance, corporate governance and feminist jurisprudence, with a focus on the challenges facing financial institutions and their customers, investors and employees. She also is interested in exploring the historical underpinnings of current system of financial market regulation. She frequently presents on issues arising from the current financial crisis.

Professor Chung is co-director of the University at Albany's Institute for Financial Market Regulation.