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Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Contracts Prof Weekly Spotlight: Ronald J. Colombo

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Ronald J. Colombo
(Hofstra University)

B.S., Cornell University
J.D., New York University School of Law

ColomboProfessor Colombo has joined Hoftra University Law School, where he will teach Contracts, Securities Regulation, and Business Organizations.

My research focuses primarily on corporate and securities law and, more specifically, the application of non-economic principles and norms to these fields.  Before joining the Hofstra faculty in 2006, I served in the Complex Global Litigation Group of Morgan Stanley & Co. Incorporated as Vice-President and Counsel. In this position, I supervised investigations, litigations, and regulatory inquiries affecting Morgan Stanley’s investment banking franchise. Prior to that, I practiced as a litigation associate at the New York office of Sullivan & Cromwell, where, among other things, I represented corporate and banking clients in civil and criminal investigations conducted by the S.E.C., the U.S. Attorney’s Office, and the Federal Reserve Bank; in matters before state courts, federal courts, and arbitration panels; and in appeals before the Third Circuit, the D.C. Circuit, and the U.S. Supreme Court. From 2000 – 2003, I also served on the Committee on Professional and Judicial Ethics of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York.

I graduated, magna cum laude, from N.Y.U. School of Law.  At N.Y.U., I served as a Note & Development Editor of the N.Y.U. Law Review, published a note on the clergy-penitent evidentiary privilege, interned at the Federal Defender Division of the Legal Aid Society in Brooklyn, N.Y., and was elected to the Order of the Coif. Immediately following graduation, I clerked for Judge Jerry Smith of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.

Notwithstanding my dedication to law and teaching, my pride and joy remains my three children:
Isabella (4 yrs); Christina (2 yrs); and Ron Jr. (6 mos.).

And if any time remains after the day is done, I might be found in front of a television or radio watching or listening to a N.Y. Yankees ballgame.

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