Adjunct Faculty Member, Fordham Law School
William Jannace is a securities attorney with over twenty-five years of experience in the U.S. securities markets. During that time, he has worked at several stock exchanges and self-regulatory associations, including the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, and the New York and American Stock Exchanges. In addition, Mr. Jannace worked in the legal-compliance department of several investment banking firms. Before becoming a lawyer, Mr. Jannace was involved in proxy-fights and tender-offers as an account executive at Georgeson & Co. and D.F. King & Co., Inc., proxy-solicitation firms.
In addition, Mr. Jannace is an Adjunct Professor of Law at Fordham School of Law, where he teaches a course on Global Capital Markets and Corporate Governance. He has previously taught/lectured on securities regulation, capital markets, corporate governance and geopolitics at several other universities and business/professional schools, including: New York Law School, Georgetown Global Education Institute, Drexel University/Lebow College of Business, New York University-SCPS, Pace University, Baruch College, the Securities Training Corporation, the New York Institute of Finance, the New York Society of Security Analysts, and at the Securities Industry Institute/Wharton Business School.
Mr. Jannace also lectures internationally, conducting training programs for foreign stock exchanges, including seminars on Corporate Governance and Securities Regulation for the Russian Securities Commission and Stock Exchange in Moscow, and on Capital Market Development and Oversight for the East African Securities Regulatory Authority in Uganda. He has participated in technical assistance missions for several foreign regulators including the Saudi Arabian Capital Markets Authority in Riyadh; the Securities and Exchange Board of India in Mumbai and New Delhi; the Ukrainian Securities and Stock Market State Commission in Kiev; the Romanian Securities Commission in Bucharest, the Jordanian Securities Commission in Amman, the Capital Markets Authority in Istanbul, the Albanian Financial Supervisory Authority in Tirana, the Central Bank of Burundi in Bujumbura, and the East African Secretariat in Arusha, Tanzania. In addition, he conducted training programs for the New York Institute of Finance in Beijing, China and in Taipei, Taiwan for the Taiwan Stock Exchange. Mr. Jannace also conducts training programs domestically for foreign regulators who participate in the United States Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership Program. He is also a research affiliate with the Fletcher Network for Sovereign Wealth and Global Capital.
Mr. Jannace received his JD from New York Law School in 1992, and his LL.M. in Corporate, Banking, and Finance Law from Fordham Law School in 1996, where he wrote his Masters Thesis on Corporate Governance and Institutional Shareholder Activism. He is a member of the State Bars of New York and Connecticut. He also received a Certificate in Global Affairs at New York University and Environmental, Social and Governance Investment training through the International Corporate Governance Network.
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