Biography: Arthur E. Wilmarth, Jr. joined the faculty of The George Washington University School of Law in 1986, where he teaches courses in banking law, contracts, corporations, professional responsibility, and American constitutional history. Prior to joining GW Law, he was a partner in the Washington, DC, office of Jones Day.
Professor Wilmarth has testified before committees of the US Congress, the California legislature, and the DC Council on bank regulatory issues. In 2010, he was a consultant to the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission, the body established by Congress to report on the causes of the financial crisis. During 2008-2009, he served as Chair of the Section on Financial Institutions and Consumer Financial Services for the Association of American Law Schools, after serving as the Section’s Chair-Elect and Annual Program Chair during 2007-2008.
Professor Wilmarth is also the author of Taming the Megabanks: Why We Need a New Glass-Steagall Act(Oxford University Press, 2020) (forthcoming), and co-editor of The Panic of 2008: Causes, Consequences, and Implications for Reform(Edward Elgar, 2010). He has published more than 40 law review articles and book chapters in the fields of banking law and American constitutional history.