Academic Publications

Profiting From Our Pain: Privileged Access to Social Impact Investing, 109 Cal. L. Rev. __ (forthcoming 2021). Click here for copy. 

How Did We Get Here? Dissecting the Hedge Fund Conundrum Through an Institutional Theory Lens, 74 Bus. Law. 735 (Summer 2019). Click here for copy.


​Closing the Hedge Fund Loophole: The SEC as the Primary Regulator of Systemic Risk, 58 B. C. L. Rev. 639 (2017). Click here for copy.


​Diversifying to Mitigate Risk: Can Dodd-Frank Section 342 Help Stabilize the Financial Sector? co-authored piece with Steven Ramirez and Kristin Johnson, 73 Wash. & Lee L. Rev. 1795 (2016). Click here for copy.


​Are Hedge Funds Still Private? Exploring Publicness in the Face of Incoherency, 69 SMU L. Rev. 405 (2016). Click here for copy.


​Privileged Access to Financial Innovation, 47 Loy. U. Chi. L. J. 315 (2015).​ Click here for copy.


One Step Forward for Hedge Fund Investors: The Removal of the Solicitation Ban and the Challenges that Lie Ahead, 16 U. Pa. J. Bus. L. 1143 (2014).​ Click here for copy.


Private Investment Companies in the Wake of the Financial Crisis: Rethinking the Effectiveness of the Sophisticated Investor Exemption, 37 D.J.C.L. 49 (2012).​ Click here for copy.


Is Systemic Risk Prevention the New Paradigm? A Proposal to Expand Investor Protection Principles to the Hedge Fund Industry, 86 St. John’s L. Rev. 87 (2012).​ Click here for copy.


Homeless Education: Unveiling the Truth Behind Beating the Odds, Symposium Issue: Separate and Unequal? The Socio-Economic Realities of Public Education in America, 14 Pub. Int. L. Rep. 294 (2009), reprinted in, Yudof, Levin, Moran and Ryan, Educational Policy and the Law (5th ed. 2012). Click here for copy.

Op-eds, Blog posts, and Other Publications

Dissecting the Conundrum of Investing in Hedge Funds Despite High Fees and Mediocre Returns, The Columbia Law School Blue Sky Blog (November 29, 2018). Click here for copy. 

Exploring the Contours of Context in Using the N-Word in Class, ABA Law Journal (August 28, 2018). Click here for copy.  


The Increasing “Publicness” of Private Funds: Where Do We Go From Here? Cayman Financial Review (May 22, 2016). Click here for copy. 


Is Transparency the Answer? Reconciling the Fiduciary Duties of Public Pension Plans and Private Funds, Public Pension Plans and Private Funds - Common Goals, Conflicting Interests Private Fund Report, UCLA School of Law Lowell Milken Institute (May 2016). Click here for copy.  


I am currently a business law professor who was granted tenure in 2017. Even still, I am eager to unveil the intricate journey of residing in a place of healing and love despite the trauma that tormented my past. Over two decades ago, my title as daughter was permanently severed when the State of Illinois became my legal guardian at 13-years old. I became a ward of the state and thus had to adapt to an entirely different world filled with additional layers of trauma. Although I never went home again, various aspects of my story helped me to redefine and reclaim my title as daughter. My memoir will thus reveal the excruciating process of losing one’s status as a daughter so that policy makers will have an enhanced understanding of life in foster care. For empathy is one of our greatest weapons in implementing the change that our world so desperately needs. My memoir will also embolden young women to embark upon the continuous journey of self-reflection and healing. For a world filled with empowered daughters is an even greater weapon. Revealing this journey will undoubtedly inspire, heal, and educate the willing reader. Chicago, a city for which I have a tumultuous love affair, forms the wondrous backdrop for this story. This first part of my memoir is tentatively entitled, "The Found Daughter: Pulling Together the Pieces of my Mosaic."