Velikonja Urška

Professor of Law, Georgetown University

Professor Velikonja teaches at Georgetown University and previously taught at Emory University. She writes primarily about securities regulation and enforcement. Velikonja’s recent scholarship has appeared in the Stanford Law Review, the California Law Review, the Cornell Law Review and many other journals. Prof. Velikonja’s work has also been featured in the Wall Street Journal, The Economist, the Financial Times and other media. Prof. Velikonja graduated first in her class at the University of Ljubljana School of Law in 2002 & received her LL.M. at Harvard Law School in 2003. She received her J.D. magna cum laude from Harvard Law School in 2009. Prior to entering academia, Velikonja clerked for Judge Stephen F. Williams of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit & worked as a banking and finance associate with an Austrian law firm in her native Slovenia.

Research projects: Prof. Velikonja teaches courses in securities regulation, securuties enforcement, and contracts. She has assemled a database of all U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission enforcement actions filed since fidcal year 2007, a dataset that now includes more than 15.000 defendants and almost thirty enforcement characteristics of each enforcement action. Using that information, Professor Velikonja has authored a half-dozen academic research papers on various aspects of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission enforcement.