Professor Rosenfeld Quoted in Wall Street Journal Article on Facebook Whistleblower’s Claims

NIU Law Professor David Rosenfeld was quoted in the Wall Street Journal article, “Facebook Whistleblower’s Claims Test SEC’s Reach.”  The article detailed allegations made by a whistleblower about various forms of misconduct at Facebook and questioned whether the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) would investigate the allegations.  Professor Rosenfeld, a former SEC official, noted that while traditionally the SEC has been focused on disclosures that go more directly to a company’s financial condition, the agency has recently expanded the scope of disclosure failures it would investigate.  

Professor Rosenfeld joined the NIU Law faculty in 2015. He teaches courses in securities regulation, business law and contracts. Before joining the NIU Law faculty, Professor Rosenfeld worked for many years at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. As co-head of Enforcement for the SEC’s New York office, Professor Rosenfeld supervised teams of attorneys in investigating and prosecuting violations of the federal securities laws, including cases of insider trading and accounting fraud. Prior to working at the SEC, Professor Rosenfeld was in private practice at Davis Polk & Wardwell in New York. Professor Rosenfeld also taught at the University of Virginia, and served as a law clerk to the Honorable A. Raymond Randolph of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. At the SEC, Professor Rosenfeld led numerous prominent investigations, including the Galleon insider trading cases and the New York Stock Exchange Specialist cases.

Professor Rosenfeld graduated from Harvard Law School, where he was an editor of the Harvard Law Review, and received a Ph.D. in Political Theory from Columbia University.

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