Jennifer Taub is the author of Other People’s Houses: How Decades of Bailouts, Captive Regulators and Toxic Bankers Made Home Mortgages a Thrilling Business. Formerly an Associate General Counsel at Fidelity Investments, she is a leading expert on the Financial Crisis of 2008, and is a frequent commentator on corporate governance and financial reform matters. Taub is a graduate of Harvard Law School and Yale College and an associate professor at Vermont Law School, where she teaches Contracts, Corporations, Securities Regulation, and White Collar Crime. She resides in Northampton, Massachusetts.
Taub has written extensively on financial reform, attracting speaking engagements at conferences, colloquia, and lectures in the U.S. and overseas. These include events sponsored by the following: Better Markets and George Washington University Law School, Center for Law, Economics & Finance (2013); The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Centre for Financial Regulation and Economic Development (2013); The AFL-CIO, Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, and Macroeconomic Policy Institute (2013); The Rockefeller Center at Dartmouth College (2012); The North American Securities Administrators Association (2012); Corporate Law Center at the University of Cincinnati Law School (2012); Boston College Law School (2012); National Association for Business Economics (2011); The Roosevelt Institute (2010); Fordham Law School (2010), University at Buffalo Law School (2010); The Political Economy Workshop, UMass Amherst (2010); and The Elfenworks Center for Fiduciary Capitalism at St. Mary’s College (2009).
In addition to Other People’s Houses, published writing related to the financial crisis includes the chapters, “The Sophisticated Investor and the Global Financial Crisis,” for Corporate Governance Failures: The Role of Institutional Investors in the Global Financial Crisis and “What We Don’t Talk About When We Talk About Banking,” for the Oxford University Press Handbook of the Political Economy of Financial Crises. Taub’s writing has appeared on a variety of blogs including The Baseline Scenario, The Pareto Commons, The Race to the Bottom, and the Big Picture. She has been interviewed for print, radio and video media including by the Wall Street Journal/MarketWatch, Bloomberg, ABC News, CBSMoneyWatch, MarketPlace Radio, Vermont Public Radio, WCAXTV, the Real News Network, and HuffingtonPost LIVE.
Taub’s corporate governance work often focuses on the role of institutional investors. Her article “Able but Not Willing: The Failure of Mutual Fund Advisers to Advocate for Shareholders’ Rights” was published in 2009 in the Journal of Corporation Law. Her article, “Managers in the Middle: Seeing and Sanctioning Political Spending after Citizens United” was presented at the Brennan Center for Justice and published in 2012 in the NYU Journal of Legislation and Public Policy.
Taub is a member of the Free Speech for People Legal Advisory Committee and the a member of the education committee of the Sustainable Accounting Standards Board.