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FIN|TAX Welcomes Professor and Former Senior Policy Advisor of U.S. Treasury Department Morgan Ricks to Speak at Harvard Law School About Financial Regulation and Shadow Banking

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CAMBRIDGE, MA - 4/4/2016 (PRESS RELEASE JET) -- The Harvard Financial Regulation and Tax Law Student Association (FIN|TAX) is delighted to announce that it will be co-sponsoring a free lunch talk with Morgan Ricks at noon on April 9th, 2016 at Harvard Law School. An Associate Professor of Law at Vanderbilt University and a senior policy adviser at the U.S. Treasury Department from 2009-2010, Professor Ricks will speak about his new book, The Money Problem: Rethinking Financial Regulation. Professor Ricks argues that financial instability is primarily a problem of monetary system design and offers a novel take on shadow banking.

 “I'm really pleased to be invited to speak at Harvard Law School and grateful to the Modern Money Network, the Harvard Financial Regulation and Tax Law Students Association, and other co-sponsors for organizing the event,” said Professor Ricks. “Financial regulation remains at the forefront of public policy debate in the United States and abroad, and I look forward to a stimulating exchange of ideas."

This lunch talk at Harvard Law School is at noon on April 9th and is open to the public. Those interested are invited to RSVP by sending an email to “We are excited that Professor Ricks will speak about his book and share his thoughts with us,” said Sergey Pustelnik, co-founder of FIN|TAX. “Financial regulation is an important topic, especially so for those interested in policy work.” This is event is highly anticipated at Harvard Law School. Other co-sponsors that made this event possible event are: The American Constitution Society, HLS Democrats, HLS Library, Office of Academic Affairs:  Program of Study on Law and Business, Office of Academic Affairs: Program of Study on Law and Government, Program on the Study of Capitalism, and the SJD Association.

About Professor Morgan Ricks

Morgan Ricks studies financial regulation. From 2009-10, he was a senior policy advisor and financial restructuring expert at the U.S. Treasury Department, where he focused primarily on financial stability initiatives and capital markets policy. Before joining the Treasury Department, he was a risk-arbitrage trader at Citadel Investment Group, a Chicago-based hedge fund. He previously served as a vice president in the investment banking division of Merrill Lynch & Co., where he specialized in strategic and capital-raising transactions for financial services companies. He began his career as a mergers and acquisitions attorney at Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz.


The Harvard Financial Regulation and Tax Law Student Association (FIN|TAX) was founded in 2015 by Serge Pustelnik (JD), Natalia Rynkiewicz (L.L.M.), and Sime Jozipovic (L.L.M.). FIN|TAX engages students on substantive issues relating to US and Global Financial Regulation and Tax. The organization organizes and sponsors guest speakers, substantive workshops, and social events with professors, leading law firms, and financial institutions. Its mission is to educate students about current substantive real-world issues, foster an exchange of ideas by actively engaging with international students, and create a truly professional global network of professionals interested in finance and tax. FIN|TAX looks forward to working with other law school organizations both in the US and worldwide, law firms specializing in financial regulation and tax, and financial institutions interested in organizing joint events. To begin dialogue about working with FIN|TAX, please contact

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