J.W. Verret

Prof. J.W. Verret

Assistant Professor of Law, George Mason University School of Law

Assistant Professor J.W. Verret joined the Mason Law faculty in 2008. In 2013, he took leave for two years to serve as the Chief Economist and Senior Counsel for the U.S. House Committee on Financial Services. He received his J.D. and M.A. in Public Policy from Harvard Law School and the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, respectively, in 2006. While in law school, Professor Verret served an Olin Fellowship in Law and Economics at the Harvard Program on Corporate Governance under the guidance of Prof. Lucian Bebchuk.

Professor Verret then served as a law clerk for Vice-Chancellor John W. Noble of the Delaware Court of Chancery. Prior to joining the faculty at Mason Law, Professor Verret was an associate in the SEC Enforcement Defense Practice Group at Skadden, Arps in Washington, D.C. He has written extensively on corporate law topics, including Delaware's Guidance, co-written with Chief Justice Myron T. Steele of the Delaware Supreme Court. His academic work has been featured in the Yale Journal on RegulationThe Business Lawyer, the Delaware Journal of Corporate Law, the Stanford Law Review, the University of Pennsylvania Journal of Business Law, and the Virginia Law and Business Review. Professor Verret was selected by the Northwestern Law School Searle Center on Law, Regulation, and Economic Growth for a 2009-2010 Searle-Kaufmann Research Fellowship.

Professor Verret is also a Senior Scholar at the Mercatus Center Working Group on Financial Markets, where he regularly briefs Congressional staff, members of Congress, SEC Commissioners and other financial regulatory agencies on financial regulation topics. He also directs the Corporate Federalism Initiative, where he obtains research grants for a network of students and faculty scholars who study the division between states and the federal government as sources of corporate law. Professor Verret has been invited to testify before various House and Senate Committees four times during the financial crisis of 2009 regarding all of the central provisions of the Obama Administration's 2009 financial regulatory reform proposals. For a full list of Professor Verret's C-Span appearances, including testimony before the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate, see http://www.c-spanvideo.org/jwverret.

Professor Verret has been an invited panelist for various television appearances, including an interview on The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer. Professor Verret has been quoted in various media on financial regulation and corporate law topics, including the New York Times, CNN Money, the CNN Political Ticker, CNBC, ABC News, Investor's Business Daily, ESPN.com, The American Banker, The American Lawyer, The Huffington Post, CBS.com, and AP News. Professor Verret's op-eds have been featured in Forbes, The Chicago Tribune, The Orange County Register, and The Wall Street Journal. Professor Verret is also a regular guest contributor to three of the most noted corporate law and financial regulation law blogs: the Harvard Law School Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation Forum, Deallawyers.com, and The Conglomerate.



  • B.S., Lousiana State University
  • M.A., Harvard Kennedy School of Government
  • J.D., Harvard Law School
2015 National Lawyers Convention

2015 National Lawyers Convention

The Role of Congress

The Mayflower Hotel
Washington, DC 20036
Speakers: Jan CrawfordDavid B. RivkinBrian H. HookDavid B. SentelleJohn O. McGinnisRichard A. EpsteinWilliam H. PryorFrançois-Henri BriardTuan SamahonKaren Shaw PetrouJoan LarsenNeal K. KatyalJohn G. MalcolmAkhil Reed AmarJames L. BuckleyNicholas Quinn RosenkranzMichael S. PaulsenJames A. SonneDavid S. OlsonMiguel EstradaJohn F. DuffyJ.W. VerretStephen R. KleinMichael S. LeeKeith BlackwellScott WalkerNeal E. DevinsGeorge F. WillScott PruittMatthew Lee WienerMike J. RogersTara HelfmanBettina PoirierNeil ChatterjeeMichael P. TremoglieJeanne M. HauchRobert QuinnMark SchneiderPaul RyanBenjamin H. FriedmanSalen ChuriMichael HunterA. Raymond RandolphMichael S. GreveJohn S. BakerC. Boyden GrayDiarmuid F. O'ScannlainFrank H. EasterbrookGeorge J. TerwilligerLouis FisherJonathan R. TurleyJohn C. EastmanHans A. von SpakovskyCarlos T. BeaRobert P. GeorgeWilliam KristolJerry E. SmithMichael A. CarvinJohn N. RaudabaughMichael UhlmannWilliam P. MarshallAlex KozinskiEugene VolokhF. Scott KieffArti K. RaiBrett M. KavanaughNeomi RaoEdith H. JonesDavid StrasCraig S. LernerEric R. ClaeysTim LynchOrrin HatchRichard PildesDavid S. SchoenbrodWilliam L. SaundersDavid B. MuhlhausenBill SamuelAndrew GrossmanThomas B. GriffithJ.W VerretTom A. CoburnRobert P. YoungGillian E. MetzgerSteven CollotonTodd PettysChristopher C. DeMuthPhil GrammTom CottonDarpana ShethTodd P. GravesEdward T. KangSandra AistarsStephen CrimminsColin DueckSteven J. DuffieldRaymond GruenderFrances E. LeeGordon LloydDavid MayhewRobert L. WoodsonPeter R. ZeidenbergHoward L. BermanJames W. CeaserPete RickettsNathan DealSam BrownbackEarl W. ComstockRoslyn LaytonFrank MedinaNicholas A. RobinsonAdam LaxaltKirsten PowersArthur LoevyNeil Eggleston
Topics: Federalism & Separation of Powers
Sponsors: Washington DC Lawyers ChapterDC Young Lawyers ChapterAdministrative Law & Regulation Practice GroupCivil Rights Practice GroupCorporations, Securities & Antitrust Practice GroupCriminal Law & Procedure Practice GroupEnvironmental Law & Property Rights Practice GroupFederalism & Separation of Powers Practice GroupFinancial Services & E-Commerce Practice GroupFree Speech & Election Law Practice GroupIntellectual Property Practice GroupInternational & National Security Law Practice GroupLabor & Employment Law Practice GroupLitigation Practice GroupProfessional Responsibility & Legal Education Practice GroupReligious Liberties Practice GroupTelecommunications & Electronic Media Practice Group
2009 National Lawyers Convention

2009 National Lawyers Convention

The Mayflower Hotel 1127
Washington, DC 20036
Speakers: Jefferson B. SessionsJanice Rogers BrownSusan E. DudleyMiguel EstradaRichard A. EpsteinOona HathawayMichael W. McConnellJeremy A. RabkinFrançois-Henri BriardLisa HeinzerlingDavid A. KatzPaul G. MahoneyMichael PaeseHarvey L. PittWilliam H. PryorJamin Ben RaskinDavid B. SentelleCatherine M. SharkeyJ.W. VerretJ. Harvie WilkinsonStephen F. WilliamsJohn A. AllisonJennifer Walker ElrodBrian H. HookMark R. LevinThomas M. HardimanJohn F. ManningCornish F. HitchcockSteven J. LawMark F. SchultzSeton MotleySamuel A. AlitoDouglas H. GinsburgGuido CalabresiFrank H. EasterbrookPaul S. AtkinsRandy E. BarnettLinda ChavezMariano-Florentino CuéllarSteve ForbesMaurice R. GreenbergMichael S. GrevePeter KirsanowDavid G. LeitchBurt NeuborneA. Raymond RandolphTheodore M. ShawStephen BainbridgeCarlos T. BeaStephanie R. BreslowAlan E. BrownsteinRonald A. CassJohn C. EastmanC. Boyden GrayEdith H. JonesBrett M. KavanaughF. Scott KieffMichael LivermoreIra LupuRobert D. McTeerMichael J. MeurerGeoffrey P. MillerAlan B. MorrisonDiarmuid F. O'ScannlainLucas A. PoweDaniel B. RavicherAndrew J. RedleafRoberta RomanoAmity ShlaesDamon A. SilversJerry E. SmithGigi B. SohnIlya SominBret StephensJeffrey S. SuttonDiane S. SykesDaniel TroyJ.W VerretSteven M.H WallmanJohn P. WaltersW WendelShirley J. WilcherJ WilkinsonITodd ZywickiJohn S. BakerMalcolm M. FeeleyThomas W. HazlettRoderick M. HillsDaryl JosefferAnnette L. NazarethAryeh NeierJed RubenfeldRobert P. YoungDavid ZaringHarold MeyersonAlex J. PollockAndrew L. SternMichael B. MukaseyDavid BerenbaumRobert M. McDowellDavid M. McIntoshKyle E. McSlarrowLaura M. OlsonMarvin AmmoriWilliam K. Black
Topics: Civil Rights • Administrative Law & Regulation • Corporations, Securities & Antitrust • Financial Services & E-Commerce • Criminal Law & Procedure • Intellectual Property • Federalism & Separation of Powers • International & National Security Law • Labor & Employment Law • Religious Liberties • Telecommunications & Electronic Media • Environmental Law & Property Rights
Sponsors: Washington DC Lawyers ChapterDC Student ChapterCatholic Student ChapterAmerican Student ChapterGeorge Mason Student ChapterGeorge Washington Student ChapterGeorgetown Student ChapterHoward Student ChapterEnvironmental Law & Property Rights Practice GroupBaltimore Student ChapterMaryland Student ChapterCapitol Hill ChapterAppalachian Student ChapterJAG School Student ChapterLiberty Student ChapterNorfolk Lawyers ChapterRegent Student ChapterRichmond Lawyers ChapterRichmond Student ChapterVirginia Student ChapterWashington & Lee Student ChapterWilliam & Mary Student ChapterAdministrative Law & Regulation Practice GroupCivil Rights Practice GroupCorporations, Securities & Antitrust Practice GroupCriminal Law & Procedure Practice GroupFederalism & Separation of Powers Practice GroupFinancial Services & E-Commerce Practice GroupFree Speech & Election Law Practice GroupIntellectual Property Practice GroupInternational & National Security Law Practice GroupLabor & Employment Law Practice GroupLitigation Practice GroupProfessional Responsibility & Legal Education Practice GroupReligious Liberties Practice GroupTelecommunications & Electronic Media Practice Group