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Ann M. Olazábal

Ann M. Olazábal

Vice Dean, Undergraduate Business Education; Professor, Business Law, Business Law

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Research Interests

  • Federal securities laws; corporate scienter
  • Corporate governance
  • General business regulation, including that of licensed professionals

Selected Publications

Recklessness as a State of Mind in 10b Cases: The Civil-Criminal Dialectic, NYU Journal of Legislation & Public Policy (with P. Abril) (2015).

Frequent Flyer Programs:  Empirically Assessing Consumers’ Reasonable Expectations, American Business Law Journal (with H. Marmorstein and D. Sarel) (2014).

False Forward-Looking Statements and the PSLRA's Safe Harbor, Indiana Law Journal (2011).

Defining Recklessness: A Doctrinal Approach to Deterrence of Open Market Securities Fraud,  Wisconsin Law Review (2010).

Structured Products for the Retail Market:  Regulatory Implications of Investor Innumeracy and Consumer Information Processing, Arizona Law Review (2010).

The Ubiquity of Greed:  A Contextual Model for Analysis of Scienter, Florida Law Review (with P. Abril) (2008).


  • J.D., University of Notre Dame, 1987
  • MBA, University of Miami, 1997
  • B.A., cum laude, Texas Christian University, 1984


  • Legal and regulatory environment of business
  • Securities and commercial law
  • Ethical business decision making
  • International sales transactions

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