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Stavros Gadinis in the news:



From anonymity to scourge of Wall Street

Stavros Gadinis quoted in The New York Times, October 30, 2013

“Realistically, for the Justice Department, the civil cases are a Plan B,” said Stavros Gadinis, a professor at the University of California, Berkeley, law school who focuses on financial regulation.


In SEC enforcement, size matters

Stavros Gadinis quoted in Thomson Reuters, September 13, 2012

“Big firms get different treatment,” Gadinis said in a phone interview Thursday. “That could be for many reasons (but) it’s not a nice result for the SEC, which is supposed to be an unbiased regulator of markets. Whatever the motivation, the results are not good.”


Why Stanford’s Pyramid Scheme Is a Problem for You Too

Stavros Gadinis quoted in The Huffington Post, March 7, 2012

An empirical study published by Stavros Gadinis of Boalt Hall at University of California, Berkeley found “several significant and systematic biases in the SEC’s enforcement patterns” and found indirect evidence to support the thesis that “post-agency employment at higher salaries may operate as a quid pro quo in return for favorable regulatory treatment.”


Stavros Gadinis Questions Revolving Door Between Regulators and Firms

The Washington Post, December 30, 2010 by Zachary A. Goldfarb
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/12/29/AR2010122902721.html

“They’re building relationships with the people on the other side of the table,” said Stavros Gadinis, an assistant law professor at the University of California at Berkeley…. “If you’re an SEC official prosecuting a case against Goldman and at the end of the table you have the general counsel of Goldman, you might be thinking that in a few years you will want to be able to call the general counsel and ask for a job.”