Zachary J. Gubler
Associate Professor of Law


Zachary Gubler joined the ASU law faculty in 2011 after having spent two years at Harvard Law School as a Climenko Fellow. Prior to transitioning to the academy, Professor Gubler served as a law clerk for Judge Richard C. Wesley of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and worked as a corporate associate at Cravath, Swaine & Moore in New York City. He graduated in 2005 from Harvard Law School, where he served as an articles editor of the Harvard Law Review.

Professor Gubler's research interests lie in the areas of corporate law and financial and securities regulation. His recent work in these areas has focused on the determinants of regulatory outcomes in the financial context as well as ways of improving the quality of regulation (in the securities context and beyond), including through experimental approaches to lawmaking. Professor Gubler has been published in the Boston College Law Review, the North Carolina Law Review, the Alabama Law Review, the Delaware Journal of Corporate Law and the Harvard Law Review. His articles have been selected for reprinting in the Corporate Practice Commentator (ed., Robert B. Thompson) and the Securities Law Review (ed., Donald C. Langevoort). His recent article on public choice theory and the private securities market was awarded the C-LEAF Junior Faculty Scholarship Prize by the Center for Law, Economics and Finance at George Washington University Law School. Professor Gubler's media appearances include a recent op-ed in the Wall Street Journal in which he applied the analysis from his work on experimental lawmaking to the SEC’s recent rules on crowdfunding.

Selected Works

Reconsidering the Institutional Design of Federal Securities Regulation, 56 Wm. & Mary L. Rev. (forthcoming 2014)

Experimental Rules, 55 B.C. L. Rev. 129 (2014).

Public Choice Theory and the Private Securities Market, 91 N.C. L. Rev. 745 (2013) (reprinted in Sec. L. Rev. (forthcoming 2014); awarded the "Junior Faculty Scholarship Prize" at the C-Leaf Junior Faculty Workshop at George Washington University Law School, February 2012).

Regulating in the Shadows: Systemic Moral Hazard and the Problem of the Twenty-First Century Bank Run, 63 Ala. L. Rev. 221 (2012).
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Regulating the Financial Innovation Process: Theory and Application, 36 Del. J. Corp. L. 55 (2011) (reprinted at 53 Corp. Prac. Commentator 117, No. 3, 2011).
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Recent Case, Tennessee V. Lane, 124 S. Ct. 1979 , 118 Harv. L. Rev 258 (2004).
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Assistant: Amber Tanner

Curriculum Vitae

B.A., Brigham Young University

J.D., Harvard Law School