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Business & Entrepreneurship Law Program: Faculty

Eamon Gallagher

Eamon Gallagher

Eamon Gallagher works with several entrepreneurship and startup initiatives in and around Philadelphia, including as Program Director at ic@3401, Philadelphia’s largest community of funded start-ups, and as co-organizer of Philly New Tech Meetup, the city’s largest active monthly tech meetup. He is an attorney and worked in Drexel’s Entrepreneurial Law Clinic, founded Drexel's Transactional Law Team, volunteered at Philadelphia Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts, and participated in Keiretsu Forum’s Due Diligence Fellowship program.

Adam Benforado

Adam Benforado

Adam Benforado’s principal interest is in applying insights from the mind sciences—most notably cognitive psychology—to law and legal theory.  Collaborating with psychologists on novel experiments, Professor Benforado is focused on developing a more realistic understanding of the behavior of legal actors. He was awarded a National Science Foundation grant for his empirical work investigating human intuitions about punishment.

Professor Amelia Boss

Amelia Boss

Professor of Law Amy Boss is an internationally recognized expert on legal issues in electronic commerce, a widely published scholar on codifying international commercial law through treaty, a member of the Council of the American Law Institute and the first professor and second woman to chair the Business Law Section of the American Bar Association. Professor Boss worked with the White House and the Department of Commerce under former President Bill Clinton to draft a position paper on global commerce that laid the foundation for U.S. policy in this arena. A member of the Permanent Editorial Board of the Uniform Commercial Code, she has been an integral part of the modernization of commercial law throughout the United States.

Dean Roger J. Dennis

Roger J. Dennis

Professor Roger J. Dennis is an expert in securities, antitrust, corporate law and the interplay between law and economics. Professor Dennis was an associate at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom after serving as a trial attorney and special assistant to the assistant attorney general in the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice. He has held an elected seat on the American Law Institute for nearly two decades and chaired numerous committees of the American Bar Association Section on Legal Education as well as the Association of American Law Schools. His publications include articles in Publius, the Maryland Law Review, the Brooklyn Law Review and the Chicago-Kent Law Review.

Nicole Iannarone

Nicole Iannarone

Nicole Iannarone is a scholar and leader in the practice community whose work focuses on an array of issues including regulation of financial intermediaries, the consumer’s experience in resolving securities disputes, professional ethics, and law and technology.

Professor Karl S. Okamoto

Karl S. Okamoto

Professor Karl S. Okamoto was an associate at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom and a partner at Kirkland & Ellis and at Dechert, LLP before working as a consultant for Soros Fund Management and becoming senior managing director for Atticus Capital, LLC. A former executive officer and board member of Harvest Book Company, LLC, he was a director of Champps Entertainment Inc. and currently serves on the board of Cosi Inc. His scholarship includes articles in the UCLA Law Review, Washington & Lee Law Review, the Wisconsin Law Review and the Journal of Legal Education, among others

Professor Norman Stein

Norman P. Stein

Norman Stein was previously the Douglas Arant Professor of Law at the University of Alabama School of Law, teaching federal taxation, business organizations, labor law and tax policy. He has served as counsel to the American Association of Retired Persons, was a consultant to the General Accounting Office, taught in the IRS General Counsel's continuing education program and has testified before Congress on pension issues. Professor Stein's scholarship focuses chiefly on employee benefits law, federal taxation and social insurance. His articles have appeared in The Tax Law Review, Washington and Lee Law Review and Law and Contemporary Problems, among others. He was also the co-author of the treatise, “Qualified Deferred Compensation Plans,” and a contributor to the WestLaw textbook “Family Wealth Management.”

Robert Tomilson

J.D., Washington University School of Law
M.A., University of Illinois
B.A., University of New Hampshire

Professor Tomilson is a member of Clark Hill’s Insurance Practice Group, where he advises both insurers and reinsurers in their transactions as well as disputes involving life, health, disability, personal accident, property, casualty, and annuity products and policies. He regularly represents clients in domestic and international arbitration subject to UNCITRAL, ICC, AAA and ARIAS rules and he has been a testifying expert in such proceedings. Professor Tomilson is an adviser to the American Law Institute for an upcoming treatise, "Principles of the Law of Liability Insurance." He is a published author and was a DAAD-Fulbright Scholar in Regensburg, Germany. Prior to returning to private practice, he was senior counsel at CIGNA Corporation, where he managed all legal aspects of the company's reinsurance operations.