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Donna M. Nagy

Executive Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
C. Ben Dutton Professor of Law
Contact Information
dnagy[at] indiana[dot]edu
(812) 856-2826
Baier Hall 279
B.A. at Vassar College, 1986
J.D. at New York University Law School, 1989
Securities Litigation and Enforcement (B648)
Corporations (B653)
Securities Regulation (B727)
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  • Member, Phi Beta Kappa at Vassar College
  • Articles Editor, New York University Law Review, Elected to the Order of the Coif
  • Securities enforcement and litigation associate with Debevoise & Plimpton, Washington, D.C.
  • Elected to membership in The American Law Institute
  • Appointed Member, ABA Corporate Laws Committee, Section on Business Law (6-year term, 2011-present)
  • Past Member, National Adjudicatory Council (NAC), Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) (3-year term, Jan. 2010 - Dec. 2012)
  • Past Chair, Association of American Law Schools (AALS) Standing Committee on Professional Development (2011-12)

Professor Nagy joined the law school faculty in 2006 as the C. Ben Dutton Professor of Business Law. She began her teaching career in 1994 at the University of Cincinnati College of Law, where she served as Interim Dean from 2004-05 and as Associate Dean for Faculty Development from 2002-04. In Spring 2001, she was a Visiting Professor of Law at the University of Illinois College of Law, and was a Visiting Scholar at the University of Canterbury School of Law in Christchurch, New Zealand in Spring 2002.

Professor Nagy teaches and writes in the areas of securities litigation, securities regulation, and corporations. Her scholarship includes articles in the Cornell Law Review, the Notre Dame Law Review, and the Ohio State Law Journal as well as two co-authored books, one on the law of insider trading and a casebook on Securities Litigation and Enforcement. She is a frequent speaker on securities regulation and litigation topics at law schools and professional conferences. She also served as Chair of the AALS Section on Securities Regulation in 2004-05; as Chair of the AALS Standing Committee on Sections and the Annual Meeting in 2007-08; and as a Vice President and Member of the Board of Trustees of the SEC Historical Society from 2008-11.

Prior to teaching, Professor Nagy was an associate with Debevoise & Plimpton in Washington, D.C., specializing in securities enforcement and litigation. She was named interim executive associate dean for academic affairs in August 2013 and executive associate dean in January 2014.

Donna M. Nagy
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