Benjamin Edwards is an Associate Professor of Law at the William S. Boyd School of Law. He researches and writes about business and securities law, corporate governance, and consumer protection. Before joining Boyd, he taught at Barry University Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law and at Michigan State University College of Law. Prior to teaching, Professor Edwards practiced as a securities litigator in the New York office of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP. At Skadden, he represented clients in complex civil litigation, including securities class actions arising out of the Madoff Ponzi scheme and litigation arising out of the 2008 financial crisis.
His writing has appeared in the Northwestern University Law Review, William & Mary Law Review Online, Virginia Law and Business Review, Michigan Business and Entrepreneurial Law Review, Journal of Business and Securities Law, Virginia Journal of Social Policy and the Law, InvestmentNews, The Washington Post, BloombergView, Oxford Business Law Blog, and Columbia Blue Sky Blog.
Professor Edwards earned his law degree from Columbia Law School and clerked for Judge Samuel H. Mays, Jr. of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee.