Justin O'Brien is an Australian Research Council Future Fellow and Director of the Centre for Law, Markets and Regulation at the Faculty of Law, University of New South Wales, Sydney. He is a Visiting Professor at the School of Law at University College Dublin and a Visiting Fellow at the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University. A specialist in the dynamics of financial regulation, he has written extensively on the interaction between regulatory form and ethical considerations. He is the author of a trilogy of books on regulatory politics: Wall Street on Trial (2003); Redesigning Financial Regulation (2007); and Engineering a Financial Bloodbath (2009). In addition he has edited a series of collections on corporate governance, including Governing the Corporation (2005); Private Equity, Corporate Governance and the Dynamics of Capital Market Governance (2007) and Corporate Business Responsibilities (2009). He is co-editor (along with Iain MacNeil of the University of Glasgow) of a major volume on the legal, policy and regulatory implications of the Global Financial Crisis, The Future of Financial Regulation (2010) and (with Dr George Gilligan), Integrity, Risk and Accountability in Capital Markets: Regulating Culture (2013).
O'Brien is currently working on a biography of James M Landis, the former Dean of Harvard Law School and the key architect of the New Deal disclosure paradigm, which is to be published next year, The Triumph, Tragedy and Lost Legacy of James M. Landis: A Life in Full ( Hart Publishing, Oxford, 2014). This book traces the critical importance of the normative dimension of regulatory politics and is central to his work on institutional corruption in financial markets.