Frank Partnoy is the George E. Barrett Professor of Law and Finance and the co-director of the Center for Corporate and Securities Law at the University of San Diego School of Law, where he has taught since 1997. He worked as a derivatives structurer during the mid-1990s and wrote F.I.A.S.C.O.: Blood in the Water on Wall Street, a best-selling book about his experiences there. He has published more than two dozen scholarly articles in academic journals, most recently in The University of Chicago Law Review, The University of Pennsylvania Law Review, and The Journal of Finance. His most recent book is The Match King: Ivar Kreuger, The Financial Genius Behind a Century of Wall Street Scandals, about the 1920s markets and the father of modern financial schemes. His next book, Wait, will examine snap decision making.
Professor Partnoy writes regularly for The New York Times and the Financial Times, and has appeared on numerous media programs, including 60 Minutes, The NewsHour, and The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. He has degrees in mathematics and economics from The University of Kansas, and a J.D. from Yale Law School.