Adjunct Professor of Law
William Jannace is an attorney with over 25 years of experience in the securities industry, where he has worked in various legal and compliance capacities for various regulators and investment banking firms. Before becoming a lawyer, Mr. Jannace was involved in proxy-fights and tender-offers as an account executive at Georgeson & Co. and D.F. King & Co., Inc., proxy-solicitation firms.
Mr. Jannace is an Adjunct Professor of Law at Fordham School of Law and New York Law School, where he teaches courses on Capital Markets, Corporate Governance, and Broker-Dealer Regulation. He has also taught securities regulation, capital markets, and corporate governance courses at several other universities and business/professional schools, including Georgetown Global Education Institute, Drexel University/Lebow College of Business, New York University-SCPS, Pace University, Baruch College
The New York Institute of Finance and the New York Society of Security Analysts. Most recently, he lectured at the Securities Industry Institute/Wharton Business School on Global Capital Markets and Corporate Governance and at Fordham Law School’s Corporate Compliance Institute on securities regulation.
Mr. Jannace also lectures internationally, conducting training programs for foreign stock exchanges, including seminars on Corporate Governance and Securities Regulation for the Russian Securities Commission and Stock Exchange in Moscow, and on Capital Market Development and Oversight for the East African Securities Regulatory Authority in Uganda.
He has participated in technical assistance missions with the SEC in partnership with several foreign regulators including the Saudi Arabian Capital Markets Authority in Riyadh; the Securities and Exchange Board of India in Mumbai and New Delhi; the Ukrainian Securities & Stock Market State Commission in Kiev; the Romanian Securities Commission in Bucharest; the Jordanian Securities Commission in Amman; the Capital Markets Authority in Istanbul; and the Albanian Financial Supervisory Authority in Tirana.
In addition, he conducted training programs in Beijing, China for various investment firms and in Taipei, Taiwan for the Taiwan Stock Exchange. Mr. Jannace also conducts training programs domestically for foreign regulators who participate in the United States Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership Program.
Mr. Jannace received his JD from New York Law School in 1992, and his LLM in Corporate, Banking, and Finance Law from Fordham Law School in 1996, where he wrote his Masters Thesis on Corporate Governance and Institutional Shareholder Activism. He is a member of the State Bars of New York and Connecticut.