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Arthur E. Wilmarth, Jr.

Arthur Wilmarth was a member of the faculty of George Washington University Law School in Washington, D.C. from 1986 to 2020. He joined GW Law School’s faculty after spending 11 years in private law practice, including as a partner in Jones Day’s Washington office. He served as Executive Director of the Law School’s Center for Law, Economics & Finance from 2011 to 2014.

Professor Wilmarth is the author of Taming the Megabanks: Why We Need a New Glass-Steagall Act (Oxford University Press, 2020), 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 financial regulation and American constitutional history.

In 2005, the American College of Consumer Financial Services Lawyers awarded him its prize for the best law review article published in the field of consumer financial services law during the previous year.

Professor Wilmarth has testified on financial regulatory issues before committees of the U.S. Congress and the California legislature. 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 of 2007-09. He is a member of the International Advisory Board for the Journal of Banking Regulation (Palgrave Macmillan). Professor Wilmarth received his B.A. degree from Yale University and his J.D. degree from Harvard University. Many of his publications can be downloaded free of charge through the Social Science Research Network.