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Emily Strauss

Associate Professor


Emily Strauss is an expert in securities regulation, banking, and business law. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in the Southern California Law Review, U.C. Irvine Law Review, Law & Contemporary Problems, and the Boston University Law Review, and has been cited in outlets such as Bloomberg and Reuters.

Prior to teaching law, Strauss was an attorney with Sullivan & Cromwell LLP in New York.  She was a member of the litigation department, and her practice focused on securities litigation and criminal and regulatory investigations, including fraud, antitrust, executive misconduct, and bribery-related matters.  Previously, Strauss was Special Counsel at a nonprofit promoting the rule of law in developing countries.

Before law school, Strauss was a Peace Corps volunteer in West Africa and a high school teacher in China.  She is a member of the bars in New York and Massachusetts.


  • Boston University School of Law
    J.D., magna cum laude

  • Boston University
    M.A. in International Relations

  • College of William and Mary
    B.A. with high honors in English Literature and Economics

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