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Amanda M. Rose

Professor of Law

Amanda Rose focuses on corporate and securities law and the institutional design of enforcement regimes. After graduating first in her law school class at the University of California at Berkeley, Professor Rose was a law clerk for Judge William Fletcher on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. She then served as a litigation associate with Gibson Dunn & Crutcher in San Francisco for five years, where her practice included the defense of state regulatory proceedings, SEC enforcement actions, and state and federal class action and derivative litigation. She also played an integral role in briefing appeals before numerous state and federal courts, including the United States Supreme Court. During 2006-07, she was a fellow at the Berkeley Center for Law, Business and the Economy, and taught securities regulation as a lecturer. She also served as a Roger J. Traynor Summer Professor at the University of California, Hastings College of the Law in 2011. Professor Rose’s publications appear in the Columbia Law Review, University of Chicago Law Review, University of Pennsylvania Law Review, Northwestern University Law Review and Minnesota Law Review, among other top journals, and she has presented her work at venues around the globe. She is a member of the State Bar of California and admitted to practice before the Supreme Court; the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Fourth, Seventh and Ninth Circuits; and the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.




Research Interests

Corporate and securities law, complex litigation, federalism, institutional design


Representative Publications

  • “Public Enforcement: Civil versus Criminal,” in The Oxford Handbook of Corporate Law and Governance (forthcoming 2018)
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  • “The ‘Reasonable Investor’ of Federal Securities Law: Insights from Tort Law’s ‘Reasonable Person’ & Suggested Reforms,” 43 Journal of Corporation Law (forthcoming 2017)
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  • “The Shifting Raison d’être of the Rule 10b-5 Private Right of Action,” The Research Handbook on Shareholder Litigation (Edward Elgar) (forthcoming 2017)
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  • "Better Bounty Hunting: How the SEC's New Whistleblower Program Changes the Securities Fraud Class Action Debate," 108 Northwestern University Law Review 1235 (2014)
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  • "State Enforcement of National Policy: A Contextual Approach (with Evidence from the Securities Realm)," 97 Minnesota Law Review 1343 (2013)
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  • "Policing Public Companies: An Empirical Examination of the Enforcement Landscape and the Role Played by State Securities Regulators," 65 Florida Law Review 395 (2013) (with Larry LeBlanc)
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  • "Intraportfolio Litigation,” 105 Northwestern University Law Review 1679 (2011) (with Richard Squire)
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  • “The Multi-Enforcer Approach To Securities Fraud Deterrence: A Critical Analysis,” 158 University of Pennsylvania Law Review 2173 (2010)
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  • "The Regulation Of Sovereign Wealth Funds: The Virtues Of Going Slow," 76 University of Chicago Law Review 111 (2009) (with Richard A. Epstein).
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  • "Reforming Securities Litigation Reform: Restructuring The Relationship between Public and Private Enforcement of Rule 10b-5," 108 Columbia Law Review 1301 (2008). Reprinted in Corporate Practice Commentator (2009) and Securities Law Review (2009)
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