Joseph  Franco

Professor of Law

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Professor of Law, Suffolk University Law School 2003 - present; Associate Professor of Law, Suffolk University Law School 1996 - 2003; United States Securities and Exchange Commission (Washington, D.C.) - Office of the General Counsel, 1988-1996 -- Assistant General Counsel (Market Regulation 1992-1996), Special Counsel (International Litigation and Policy 1990-1992), Staff Attorney (Appellate 1988-90); Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson, New York, NY, 1988-1990; Associate, 1985-1988; Law Clerk to the Honorable Caleb Wright, U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware (1984-1985)


  • BA, University of Notre Dame
  • MA, JD, Yale University



Book Chapters

  • Mutual Fund Disclosure and Related Fund Investor Protection Features, in MUTUAL FUNDS AND EXCHANGE-TRADED FUNDS BUILDING BLOCKS TO WEALTH, H. Kent Baker, et al.eds. (Oxford University Press, 2015)


  • INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT REGULATION: AN INTRODUCTION TO PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICE (Carolina Academic Press 2019) (with co-author Karl-Otto Hartmann)

Bar Admittance

  • NY
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Courts of Appeals 1st & 2nd Circuits, D.C. Circuits
  • U.S.D.C. for the Southern and Eastern Districts of NY
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Courses Taught

  • Securities Regulation
  • Corporations
  • Corporate Finance
  • Investment Company Regulation