Frank Partnoy

Frank Partnoy

Formal First Name
1967 - present

Frank Partnoy is the Adrian A. Kragen Professor of Law at the University of California Berkeley Law School. Professor Partnoy is one of the world's leading experts on the complexities of modern finance and financial market regulation. Prior to joining Berkeley Law in 2018, he taught for twenty-one years at the University of San Diego, where he was the George E. Barrett Professor of Law and Finance and founding director of the Center on Corporate and Securities Law at the University of San Diego. Professor Partnoy has written several scholarly publications on topics in business law and financial markets. He is also the author of several bestselling books, including F.I.A.S.C.O., Infectious Greed, and The Match King. He has also been a consultant to corporations, banks, pension funds, and hedge funds regarding various aspects of financial markets and regulations.

Professional Experience

Academic History


  • Partnoy started his career as a practicing corporate lawyer at Covington & Burling.

  • He worked as a fixed income derivatives specialist at Morgan Stanley and CS First Boston.

  • He clerked for the Honorable Michael B. Mukasey in the Southern District of New York.