Profile

  • A. Joseph Warburton
  • Professor of Law and Finance

  • (315) 443-2535
  • ajwarbur@law.syr.edu

  • Education
  • University of Michigan Ross School of Business
    Ph.D., Finance 2009
  • University of London
    M.S., Financial Economics 2002
  • University of Michigan Law School
    J.D., cum laude 1996
  • University of Pennsylvania
    M.G.A. 1994
  • Brown University
    A.B., magna cum laude 1992


  • Publications[PDF]

A. Joseph  Warburton

A. Joseph Warburton holds a shared appointment at Syracuse University, as Professor of Law and Finance at the College of Law and the Whitman School of Management.

Warburton’s research focuses on corporate finance, corporate governance, financial intermediation, financial regulation, and bankruptcy. His research is largely empirical, and focuses on areas where law and finance intersect.

Warburton has published his research in leading law reviews and peer-reviewed journals, such as the Journal of Empirical Legal Studies and the Journal of Banking & Finance. He has been invited to present his work at academic and policy venues, including the American Finance Association, the American Law and Economics Association, the Conference on Empirical Legal Studies, and the Harvard-Yale-Stanford Junior Faculty Forum.

His research has been cited in a number of Congressional hearings and White House reports and in publications such as The New York Times, The Washington Post, and Bloomberg. Warburton’s research has attracted significant outside funding, including major research grants from the John Templeton Foundation and the World Bank.

Before his academic career, Warburton was a banking and finance attorney with the Wall Street law firm of Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy in New York City and with the law firm of Jenner & Block in Chicago. He also has served as in-house counsel with Wells Fargo and Global Crossing. In all, Warburton has nearly a decade of experience representing major financial institutions and public corporations in complex financing matters.

Warburton earned a law degree (cum laude) from the University of Michigan Law School and a Ph.D. in finance from the University of Michigan Ross School of Business. He also holds a master’s degree in financial economics from the University of London and a master’s degree in government administration from the University of Pennsylvania. His A.B. (magna cum laude) is from Brown University.