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Theresa A. Gabaldon Faculty Member


  • Co- Director, Presidential Merit Scholars Program, LAW , Law 2005 -
  • Lyle T. Alverson Professor of Law, LAW , Law 2006 -
  • Director, Academic Programs and Administration, LAW , Law 2010 -
  • Co-Director, LL.M. In Business and Finance Law, LAW , Law 2010 - 2017
EDUCATION LEGAL: Harvard Law School, Cambridge, Massachusetts J.D. awarded May, 1978 (cum laude) (Teaching and research assistant to Professor Philip Heymann) UNDERGRADUATE: University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona B.S. (public management) awarded September, 1975 (summa cum laude) EMPLOYMENT 1990-Present: Lyle T. Alverson Professor of Law The George Washington University Law School Washington, D.C. Tenured upon hire; promoted 1993; named Carville Dickinson Benson Research Professor 1995; named Lyle T. Alverson Professor of Law 2006; visiting at Syracuse University College of Law fall 2004; visiting at Georgetown University Law Center spring 2011 Regular course assignments at the law school have included contracts, corporations, securities regulation, law and accounting, problems in advanced corporate and securities law, and professional responsibility; short course on introduction to forms of business and regulatory overview offered in the Masters of Science in Finance program of The George Washington University’s school of business (since 1994) 1987-1990: Associate Professor University of Colorado at Boulder School of Law Boulder, Colorado Tenured as of 1989; visiting at Santa Clara University School of Law 1989-1990 1984-1987: Associate Professor University of Arizona College of Law Tucson, Arizona 1978-1987: Snell & Wilmer Phoenix, Arizona Experience included management of the securities and general corporate practice for several of the firm's largest clients (including corporations listed on the New York, American, and Pacific Stock Exchanges), involving primary responsibility for negotiation, documentation and various aspects of tax planning for in excess of one and one-half billion dollars of public and private offerings of common and preferred stock, mortgage bonds, eurodebentures and tax-exempt securities; creation, documentation and registration of various dividend reinvestment, customer stock purchase and qualified employee stock ownership plans; negotiation of domestic and eurodollar bank loans; preparation and filing of various periodic and other reports under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934; co-ordination of Blue-sky compliance matters; preparation of proxy statements; negotiation of corporate mergers, acquisitions and reorganizations; and practice before administrative agencies regulating financing activities of public utilities. Partner as of 1984; on leave (consulting status) 1984-1987 PUBLICATIONS Six books (multiple editions) and more than thirty articles, essays and books reviews, primarily in the fields of securities regulation, business associations, and professional responsibility. SELECTED PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES Various positions with the American Bar Association, Association of American Law School, Latino Law Professors, George Washington University (university-wide), and George Washington University Law School (including over 25 years on the Tenure and Promotion Committee, most as chair or co-chair). SELECTED DEPOSITIONS AND TESTIMONY Newby et al v. Enron Corp. et al, consolidated with other matters as In re Enron Corporate Securities Litigation, Civil Action No. H-01-3624 (S.D. TX.) (2006) (reported and deposed with respect to professional conduct of securities lawyers), Freeland et al v. Iridium World Communications, Ltd. et al, Case 99-CV- 1002 (D.D.C.) (2007) (reported and deposed with respect to disclosure obligations of publicly traded companies), Alaska Fur Gallery et al v. First National Bank Alaska, Case No. 3AN-06- 6120 CI (2010) (reported and testified with respect to various requirements of state and federal regulation of private securities placements), Roger Ashkenazi et al v. Greenberg Traurig, LLP et al, Case No. CV2010- 020851 (in progress) (reporting with respect to professional conduct of securities lawyers), Legislative Proposals to Enhance Capital Formation and Reduce Regulatory Burdens, Congressional Testimony, Subcommittee on Capital Markets and Government Sponsored Entities of the Committee on Financial Services of the United States House of Representatives (Apr. 29, 2015).

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