Michael Ohlrogge

Assistant Professor of Law, NYU School of Law

Michael Ohlrogge joined the faculty at NYU School of Law in 2019. His research focuses on how legal structures impact the risks that corporations take and the positive or negative consequences these risks have on the public good. Ohlrogge’s research pursues this theme in areas of law including bankruptcy, financial regulation, and corporate governance. His work aims to show why “finance is interesting, even for people who aren’t interested in money.”

Ohlrogge earned his JD from Stanford Law School, as well as a Masters of Economics and a PhD in Management Science and Engineering (finance and economics concentration) from Stanford University. Ohlrogge has advised the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on implementation of Dodd-Frank regulations and seen his suggestions incorporated into final rules. His work on these regulations was covered in media outlets such as the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, and The Atlantic. Ohlrogge has also provided legal and statistical consulting on mortgage discrimination litigation and he has advised major corporations and financial institutions on regulatory compliance and the impact of financial regulations on their businesses. Before entering the legal profession, Ohlrogge worked as a community organizer for the Gamaliel Foundation, working for organizations in Detroit, Michigan and Oakland, California.

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