Michael Guttentag

Michael Guttentag, Professor of Law, John T. Gurash Fellow in Corp. Law & Business

Professor of Law 
John T. Gurash Fellow in Corp. Law & Business

Courses Taught

  • Business Associations
  • Empirical Methods in Law
  • Securities Regulation
  • Business Strategy for Lawyers



  • AB, Harvard College
  • MBA, with distinction, Harvard Business School
  • JD, Yale Law School, Olin Scholar of Law and Economics


Michael Guttentag’s scholarship focuses on the intersection of law and markets, and specifically on how law can be used as a tool to share resources fairly and efficiently.  Much of his research considers how securities markets should be regulated and why insider trading should be prohibited. He has used a variety of methods to carry out this research, including conducting experiments and developing mathematical models, has published numerous articles, and recently received a research grant from the Robert Schlakenbach Foundation.  Prior to his career in academia, Michael Guttentag worked as an executive in the public and private sectors, where he held senior management positions in the Internet, entertainment, and financial services industries. From 2005 to 2008, he was a member of the faculty of the Boyd School of Law, UNLV, and has visited at the Emory University School of Law, UCLA School of Law, and the University of Southern California Law School. He joined the Loyola Law School faculty in 2008. Guttentag is a member of the American Law and Economics Association, the Society for Empirical Legal Studies, and the Bar of the State of California.

Selected Scholarship