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David RosenfeldDavid Rosenfeld
Assistant Professor of Law

B.A., Brandeis University 
J.D., Harvard Law School
Ph.D., Columbia University


Phone: 815-753-9489
Room: 194A


David Rosenfeld joined the NIU Law faculty in 2015. He teaches courses in securities regulation, business law, and contracts.

Before joining the NIU Law faculty, Prof. Rosenfeld worked for many years at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). As co-head of Enforcement for the SEC’s New York office, Prof. Rosenfeld supervised teams of attorneys in investigating and prosecuting violations of the federal securities laws, including cases of insider trading and accounting fraud. Prior to working at the SEC, Prof. Rosenfeld was in private practice at Davis Polk & Wardwell in New York. Prof. Rosenfeld also taught at the University of Virginia, and served as a law clerk to the Honorable A. Raymond Randolph of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. At the SEC, Prof. Rosenfeld led numerous prominent investigations, including the Galleon insider trading cases and the New York Stock Exchange Specialist cases.

Prof. Rosenfeld graduated from Harvard Law School, where he was an editor of the Harvard Law Review, and received a Ph.D. in Political Theory from Columbia University.

Faculty News for Professor Rosenfeld


  •  Admissions in SEC Enforcement Cases: The Revolution That Wasn't, 103 Iowa L. Rev. 113 (2017).
    | SSRN |

Areas of Expertise

Securities Regulation, Business Law, Contracts

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