Office: LC 2008C
Campus Phone: 419.530.2948
Secretary: Sandra Garcia; 419.530.2878
Eric Chaffee is an expert in the areas of business law, business ethics, contract law, criminal law, nonprofit organizations, and securities regulation. He has taught in all of these areas, and he has won a variety of awards for his teaching.
Professor Chaffee’s scholarship focuses on financial regulatory reform with an emphasis on international regulation and regulation of the Internet. He also researches and writes about business ethics and federal securities law. He is an author of a leading textbook on international securities regulation, and his work has been published in numerous law reviews, including the Ohio State Law Journal, Washington and Lee Law Review, and American University Law Review. He is regularly invited to speak at symposia, conferences, workshops, and other events across the United States and abroad. He has spoken at a variety of prestigious institutions, including Harvard Law School, Georgetown University Law Center, and Brown University. His speaking engagements include such locations as Athens, Greece; Leipzig, Germany; Prague, Czech Republic; and Ottawa, Canada.
Before becoming a law professor, Chaffee was an attorney with Jones Day, where he handled civil and criminal matters and gained practical experience in many different areas of law. As a law student, Professor Chaffee also spent time working at Legal Aid in both Philadelphia and Ohio. Throughout his career, Professor Chaffee has worked with numerous nonprofit organizations, including serving on several boards and advising various institutions on legal issues.
Professor Chaffee earned his law degree from the University of Pennsylvania Law School and his undergraduate degree from The Ohio State University.
Global Issues in Securities Law (with Frank Gevurtz & Marc Steinberg) (2013).
The Role of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and Other Transnational Anti-Corruption Laws in Preventing or Lessening Future Financial Crises, 73 Ohio St. L.J. 1283 (2013).
Regulating On-line Peer-to-Peer Lending in the Aftermath of Dodd-Frank: In Search of an Evolving Regulatory Regime for an Evolving Industry, 69 Wash. & Lee L. Rev. 485(2012) (with Geoffrey C. Rapp).
The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act: A Failed Vision for Increasing Consumer Protection and Heightening Corporate Responsibility in International Financial Transactions, 60 American U. L. Rev. 1431 (2011).
Contemplating the Endgame: An Evolutionary Model for the Harmonization and Centralization of International Securities Regulation, 79 U. Cincinnati L. Rev. 587 (2010).
Finishing the Race to the Bottom: An Argument for the Harmonization and Centralization of International Securities Law, 40 Seton Hall L. Rev. 1581 (2010).
Standing Under Section 10(b) and Rule 10b-5: The Continued Validity of the Forced Seller Exception to the Purchaser-Seller Requirement, 11 U. Penn. J. Bus. L. 843 (2009).
Business Organizations and Tribal Self-Determination: A Critical Reexamination of the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act, 25 Duke-Alaska L. Rev. 107 (2008).
Beyond Blue Chip: Issuer Standing to Seek Injunctive Relief Under Section 10(b) and Rule 10b-5 Without the Purchase or Sale of Security, 36 Seton Hall L. Rev. 1135 (2006).
Sailing Toward Safe Harbor Hours: The Constitutionality of Regulating Television Violence, 39 U. Mich. J.L. Reform 1 (2005).