|Professor Michael Greenberger
|Since July 2001, Michael Greenberger has been a professor at the
University of Maryland School of Law, where he teaches a course entitled
"Futures, Options and Derivatives."
Professor Greenberger serves as the Technical Advisor to the United
Nations Commission of Experts of the President of the UN General
Assembly on Reforms of the International Monetary and Financial System.
He has recently been named to the International Energy Forum’s
Independent Expert Group that provided recommendations for reducing
energy price volatility to the IEF’s 12th Ministerial Meeting in March 2010.
Professor Greenberger was a partner for more than 20 years in the
Washington, D.C. law firm of Shea & Gardner, where he served as lead
litigation counsel before courts of law nationwide, including the United
States Supreme Court.
In 1997, Professor Greenberger left private practice to become the Director
of the Division of Trading and Markets at the Commodity Futures Trading
Commission (CFTC) where he served under CFTC Chairperson Brooksley
Born. In that capacity, he was responsible for supervising exchange traded
futures and derivatives. He also served on the Steering Committee of the
President's Working Group on Financial Markets, and as a member of the
||International Organization of
Securities Commissions' Hedge
Fund Task Force. After service at the
CFTC, Professor Greenberger
served as Counselor to the United
States Attorney General in 1999, and
then became the Justice
Department's Principal Deputy
Associate Attorney General.
||Professor Greenberger testifies
with George Soros before a Senate
Committee on June 3, 2008.
||Professor Greenberger has
frequently been asked to testify
before Congressional committees
on issues pertaining to dysfunctions
|within United States financial markets caused by complex and unregulated
financial derivatives. He has also appeared both in the media and at
academic gatherings to discuss this subject, including appearances on
CNN, ABC’s “World News Tonight,” the CBS Evening News, NBC Evening
News, CNBC, MSNBC, The Jim Lehrer News Hour, NPR's "Fresh Air," PBS's
"Frontline," CBS's "60 Minutes," and C-SPAN, where he also commented on
financial dislocations arising out of the Enron collapse, the subprime
meltdown, and the manipulation of crude oil and natural gas prices by
unregulated energy traders.
While in the Justice Department, Professor Greenberger was responsible
for supervising a number of counterterrorism programs. In May 2002,
Professor Greenberger became the founding director of the University of
Maryland Center for Health and Homeland Security (CHHS), which now has
a staff more than 70 professionals working on a broad range of homeland
security and emergency response issues for federal, state and local
government agencies, as well as medical researchers. More information
about CHHS can be found on the Center’s website, www.mdchhs.com.
Professor Greenberger also teaches
a seminar entitled "Homeland Security
and the Law of Counterterrorism" at
the School of Law.
Professor Greenberger currently
serves as the Chair of the Maryland
Governor’s Emergency Management
Advisory Council (GEMAC). He was
recently appointed by the President
|of the American Bar Association to the
Advisory Committee of the Standing
Committee on Law and National
||Professor Greenberger speaks at a
press conference with Senators
Cantwell and Snowe.
Professor Greenberger is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Lafayette College
and the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where he served as
Editor-in-Chief of the Law Review. He is a life member of the American Law
Institute and he has served on the Board of Governors of the D.C. Bar and
as a board member of three nonprofit public interest organizations.
Professor Greenberger has also served on the D.C. Circuit Advisory
Committee on Procedures and as a mediator for the United States Courts
for the District of Columbia.