Benjamin Edwards

University of Nevada, William S. Boyd School of Law

Associate Professor of Law

4505 South Maryland Parkway

Box 451003

Las Vegas, NV 89154

United States

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

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Scholarly Papers (30)

1.

Distributed Governance

59 William & Mary Law Review Online 1
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 15 Dec 2016 Last Revised: 23 Sep 2017
Carla Reyes, Nizan Geslevich Packin and Benjamin Edwards
Southern Methodist University - Dedman School of Law, University of Haifa - Faculty of Law and University of Nevada, William S. Boyd School of Law
Downloads 932 (46,934)
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Cyberlaw, Bitcoin,Ether, Crypto, Cryptocurrency, Crypto Currency, Currency, Digital Currency, Governance, Securities, Corporate Governance, Free Rider, Fintech, DAO, Hacking, Cybersecurity

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Supreme Risk

Benjamin P. Edwards, Supreme Risk, 74 Fla. L. Rev. 543 (2022)
Number of pages: 64 Posted: 20 Aug 2021 Last Revised: 21 Oct 2022
Benjamin Edwards
University of Nevada, William S. Boyd School of Law
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SRO, self-regulation, constitutional law, financial regulation, securities, NYSE, FINRA, NFA, Future, Systemic Risk

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The Rise of Automated Investment Advice: Can Robo-Advisers Rescue the Retail Market?

Chicago-Kent Law Review, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 17 Aug 2017 Last Revised: 08 Oct 2017
Benjamin Edwards
University of Nevada, William S. Boyd School of Law
Downloads 406 (134,202)
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automated investment advice, roboadvisers, robos, investment advisers, conflicts, securities, mutual funds, wealth management, asset management, fintech, financial technology, systemic risk, cybersecurity

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The Dark Side of Self-Regulation

University of Cincinnati Law Review, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 26 Aug 2016 Last Revised: 16 Sep 2017
Benjamin Edwards
University of Nevada, William S. Boyd School of Law
Downloads 341 (162,921)
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securities, finra, capture, financial regulation

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The Fragmented Regulation of Investment Advice: A Call for Harmonization

Michigan Business and Entrepreneurial Law Review, Vol. 4, No. 1, 2015, St. John's Legal Studies Research Paper No. 15-0009
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 08 Feb 2015 Last Revised: 27 Jun 2019
Christine Lazaro and Benjamin Edwards
St. John's University - School of Law and University of Nevada, William S. Boyd School of Law
Downloads 236 (237,547)

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Securities, Investment Advice, Insurance, Annuities, Fiduciary Duty

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Conflicts & Capital Allocation

78 Ohio St. L.J. 181 (2017)
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 29 Jun 2016 Last Revised: 13 Jun 2017
Benjamin Edwards
University of Nevada, William S. Boyd School of Law
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securities, fiduciary, investment advice, financial advisers, commissions, compensation, REITS, Closed-End Funds, Intermediation

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The Value of Uncertainty

Northwestern University Law Review Online, Vol. 110, p. 19, 2015 (reprinted in Northwestern University Law Review, Vol. 1, No. 1, p. 283, 2015), Rock Center for Corporate Governance at Stanford University Working Paper No. 215
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 06 Jan 2016 Last Revised: 22 Apr 2016
Cathy Hwang and Benjamin Edwards
University of Virginia School of Law and University of Nevada, William S. Boyd School of Law
Downloads 192 (287,796)

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securitized financial instruments (SFI), SFI disputes, post financial crisis cases

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Regulating Culture: Improving Corporate Governance with Anti-Arbitration Provisions for Whistleblowers

58 William & Mary L. Rev. Online 41 (2016)
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 16 Apr 2016 Last Revised: 02 Sep 2016
Nizan Geslevich Packin and Benjamin Edwards
University of Haifa - Faculty of Law and University of Nevada, William S. Boyd School of Law
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Crafting Comment Letters: Teach Policy, Develop Skills, and Shape Pending Regulation

Tennessee Journal of Business Law, vol. 18, 2016, Georgia State University College of Law, Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2016-14
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 19 Aug 2016 Last Revised: 09 Feb 2017
Nicole G. Iannarone and Benjamin Edwards
Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law and University of Nevada, William S. Boyd School of Law
Downloads 178 (307,889)

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Fiduciary Duty and Investment Advice: Will an Uniform Fiduciary Duty Make a Material Difference?

14 J. OF BUS.& SEC. L. 105 (2014)
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 23 Jul 2014 Last Revised: 12 Sep 2016
Benjamin Edwards
University of Nevada, William S. Boyd School of Law
Downloads 175 (314,144)
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Disaggregated Classes

9 Va. L. & Bus. Rev. 305 (2015)
Number of pages: 64 Posted: 07 Aug 2014 Last Revised: 05 May 2016
Benjamin Edwards
University of Nevada, William S. Boyd School of Law
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The Professional Prospectus: A Call for Effective Professional Disclosure

Washington and Lee Law Review, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 59 Posted: 01 Mar 2017 Last Revised: 20 Aug 2017
Benjamin Edwards
University of Nevada, William S. Boyd School of Law
Downloads 167 (325,458)

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Ethics, Legal Ethics, Securities, Financial Advice, Asset Management, Immigration, Professional Responsibility, Disclosure, Market Failure, Reputation, Consumer Protection, Occupational Licensing, Self-Regulation, Healthcare, Health Law

13.

Venture Bearding

52 U.C. Davis L. Rev. 1873 (2019)
Number of pages: 53 Posted: 13 Aug 2018 Last Revised: 11 Apr 2019
Benjamin Edwards and Ann McGinley
University of Nevada, William S. Boyd School of Law and University of Nevada, Las Vegas, William S. Boyd School of Law
Downloads 152 (352,449)

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capital allocation, venture capital, investment, gender discrimination, identity performance, corporate governance, covering, bearding

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Uncovering the Hidden Conflicts in Securities Class Action Litigation: Lessons From the State Street Case

Uncovering the Hidden Conflicts in Securities Class Action Litigation: Lessons from the State Street Case, 75 BUSINESS LAWYER 1551 (2020)
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 03 May 2019 Last Revised: 12 Mar 2020
Benjamin Edwards and Anthony A. Rickey
University of Nevada, William S. Boyd School of Law and Margrave Law LLC
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Suitability Obligations Applicable to Securities and Annuities

Practicing Law Institute Securities Arbitration, 2015, St. John's Legal Studies Research Paper No. 15-0037
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 12 Jul 2015 Last Revised: 05 Oct 2017
Christine Lazaro and Benjamin Edwards
St. John's University - School of Law and University of Nevada, William S. Boyd School of Law
Downloads 139 (378,466)

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Suitability, Annuities, Equity-Indexed Annuities, Brokers, Securities

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Cybersecurity Oversight Liability

Georgia State University Law Review, Vol. 35, No. 663, 2019
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 06 Jun 2019 Last Revised: 09 Jun 2019
Benjamin Edwards
University of Nevada, William S. Boyd School of Law
Downloads 136 (384,854)

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oversight liability, corporate governance, cybersecurity, data breach

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Arbitration's Dark Shadow

Nevada Law Journal, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 03 Aug 2017
Benjamin Edwards
University of Nevada, William S. Boyd School of Law
Downloads 109 (455,080)

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Arbitration, Securities, Securities Arbitration, Consumer Protection, CFPB, Class Actions, Class Action Waiver

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Adversarial Failure

77 Washington and Lee L. Rev. 1053 (2020)
Number of pages: 79 Posted: 08 Jul 2020 Last Revised: 27 Oct 2020
Benjamin Edwards
University of Nevada, William S. Boyd School of Law
Downloads 105 (467,367)

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Securities Arbitration, Securities, Expungement, FINRA, Self-Regulatory Organizations, SROs, SEC, Stockbroker, Broker

19.

Stockbroker Secrets

University of Pennsylvania Journal of Business Law, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 70 Posted: 30 Sep 2022 Last Revised: 03 Dec 2023
James Fallows Tierney and Benjamin Edwards
Chicago-Kent College of Law - Illinois Institute of Technology and University of Nevada, William S. Boyd School of Law
Downloads 102 (477,124)

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securities, stockbroker, misconduct, disclosure, expungement, finra, arbitration, retail investors

20.

Securities Scholars’ Comment Letter on Draft Model Whistleblower Award and Protection Act

Number of pages: 23 Posted: 05 Dec 2020
Stanford University, Law School, Stanford University, School of Law, Student, University of Nevada, William S. Boyd School of Law, Emory University School of Law and Penn State Dickinson Law
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securities regulation, whistleblowing, whistleblower, Dodd-Frank, Sarbanes-Oxley, white-collar crime

21.

Welcoming a Post-Doma World: Same-Sex Spousal Petitions and Other Post-Windsor Immigration Implications

Family Law Quarterly, Vol. 47, No. 2, 2013
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 26 Jul 2014
Benjamin Edwards
University of Nevada, William S. Boyd School of Law
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Comment Letter on Fincen's Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Anti-Money Laundering Program Effectiveness

Number of pages: 11 Posted: 07 Dec 2020
Benjamin Edwards and James Fallows Tierney
University of Nevada, William S. Boyd School of Law and Chicago-Kent College of Law - Illinois Institute of Technology
Downloads 79 (560,210)

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anti-money laundering, AML, informal guidance, FINRA, broker-dealers

23.

Conflicts, Confidentiality, and Other Concerns: The Promise and Peril for Lawyers Serving on Corporate Boards

64 Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Institute 3 (2018)
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 11 Jul 2019
Benjamin Edwards
University of Nevada, William S. Boyd School of Law
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corporate governance, corporate boards, ethics, professional responsibility, conflicts

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Rolling Back the Economic Loss Doctrine in Securities Disputes Against Financial Intermediaries

PIABA Bar Journal, Volume 20, No. 1 (2013)
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 27 Jul 2014
Benjamin Edwards
University of Nevada, William S. Boyd School of Law
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When Fear Rules in Law's Place: Pseudonymous Litigation as a Response to Systematic Intimidation

Virginia Journal of Social Policy and the Law, Vol. 20, No. 437, 2013
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 23 Jul 2014
Benjamin Edwards
University of Nevada, William S. Boyd School of Law
Downloads 64 (628,350)
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Comments on Federal Trade Commission Non-compete Ban Proposed Rule, Matter No. P201200

Number of pages: 14 Posted: 04 May 2023 Last Revised: 21 Jun 2023
Penn State Dickinson Law, University of Nevada, William S. Boyd School of Law, American University Washington College of Law, Dean & Professor of Law, University of the Pacific - McGeorge School of Law, Widener University - Commonwealth Law School, Oklahoma State University, University of Alabama - School of Law and Pennsylvania State University, Dickinson Law
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Non-competes, Restrictive Covenants, Covenant not to compete

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Crafting Fee-Shifting Policy

Forthcoming in Transactions: The Tennessee Journal of Business Law
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 14 Apr 2019
Benjamin Edwards
University of Nevada, William S. Boyd School of Law
Downloads 56 (670,737)
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corporate law, fee-shifting, derivative litigation, Incorporated litigation, corporate governance, corp gov, corporate law

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Closed-End Fund IPO Considerations

22 PIABA B.J. 283 (2015)
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 12 Apr 2016
Benjamin Edwards
University of Nevada, William S. Boyd School of Law
Downloads 55 (676,286)

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closed-end funds, IPOs, mutual funds

29.

The Fate of State Investor Protection

Benjamin P. Edwards, The Fate of State Investor Protection, 21 Tenn. J. Bus. L. 213 (2020)
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 19 Jun 2020 Last Revised: 30 Jun 2020
Benjamin Edwards
University of Nevada, William S. Boyd School of Law
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securities, regulation best interest, fiduciary duty, broker, brokerage, broker-dealer

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Comment Letter on SEC Data Analytics Proposal From Scholars of Securities Regulation, Financial Advice, and Technology Law, File No. S7-12-23

Number of pages: 30 Posted: 08 Nov 2023
James Fallows Tierney, Kyle Langvardt and Benjamin Edwards
Chicago-Kent College of Law - Illinois Institute of Technology, University of Nebraska at Lincoln - College of Law and University of Nevada, William S. Boyd School of Law
Downloads 33 (825,919)

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data analytics, artificial intelligence, financial regulation, investment advice, broker-dealer regulation, agency costs, conflict of interest, fiduciary rule, SEC, securities regulation, comment letter, retail investors, gamification