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Onnig H. Dombalagian

Vice Dean for Academic Affairs and George Denègre Professor of Law
AB in computer science, summa cum laude, 1992, Harvard College; JD, cum laude, 1995, Harvard Law School

E-mail:  odombala@tulane.edu
Telephone:  504.865.5968
Office:  Weinmann Hall, Room 230-D

Onnig Dombalagian specializes in U.S. and international regulation of securities and derivatives markets and the relationship of federal and state law in the governance of public companies.

Dombalagian, who joined the Tulane Law School faculty in 2003, was named vice dean for academic affairs in 2016. He brings practical experience in market regulation to his teaching and scholarship: he worked as an attorney fellow at the Securities and Exchange Commission and in private practice as an associate at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton. He also served a three-year term a member of the National Adjudicatory Council of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority and acts as an arbitrator with FINRA Dispute Resolution. FINRA is the largest independent regulator of securities firms doing business in the United States.

His book Chasing the Tape: Information Law and Policy in Capital Markets (The MIT Press) debuted in April 2015. He also published “The Expressive Synergies of the Volcker Rule” (Boston College Law Review 2013).
He received the Felix Frankfurter Distinguished Teaching Award in 2007 and was a visiting professor at the American University of Armenia in 2000.

Professor Dombalagian's CV     SSRN author page

Fall 2016 - Business Enterprises
Spring 2017 - Financial Institutions

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Yahoo Finance, "What you need to know about stock exchanges," 12/11/15
Louisiana Record, "Tulane University professor advocates transparency in securities markets," 12/1/15
Bloomberg Businessweek, "This Green Mountain Trade Doesn't Smell Right," Friday, March 30, 2012
Bloomberg Businessweek, "Why Facebook Must Stay Quiet: Like other companies that file to sell publicly listed stock, Facebook must limit its statements to comply with federal rules," Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Today MSNBC, "Goldman chastened? Don't bet on it," Tuesday, April 27, 2010
North Jersey.com, "Analysts say Goldman Sachs should settle," Monday, April 26, 2010
Bloomberg BusinessWeek, "Civil Suit, Senate Scolding Won't Make Goldman Fly Right," Friday, April 23, 2010
CBS News, "Goldman Shifting Spotlight on Fabrice Tourre?" Wednesday, April 22, 2010
Bloomberg, "Goldman Sachs Says SEC Case Hinges on Actions of One Employee," Thursday, April 22, 2010
Business Report, "Going after the sharks," Monday, July 13, 2009
Tradersmagazine.com, "Insider Trading Surveillance to Get Overhauled," Thursday, April 10, 2008
WWL-am, "Martha Stewart Sentencing," July 17, 2004
Global Investment Technology, "Pressure Builds for Repeal of Trade-Through Rule; NYSE Specalists' Activity Comes Under Scrutiny," October 27, 2003
New Orleans Citybusiness, "Securities rule requires lawyers to blow whistle on corporations," August 18, 2003

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