Andrew Jennings

Andrew Jennings

Assistant Professor of Law
B.A., Hampden-Sydney College
M.A., Duke University
J.D., Duke University School of Law
Areas of Expertise
Corporate Law
Securities Law
White Collar Crime


Andrew Jennings, who joined the faculty in 2021, teaches corporate law and securities regulation. His research interests focus on corporate governance and compliance, securities regulation, and white-collar crime.

Professor Jennings was previously a lecturer in law and the teaching fellow for the Corporate Governance & Practice program at Stanford Law School and a scholar in residence at Duke Law School. He was also a law clerk to the Hon. Helene N. White of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. He previously practiced law at Cravath, Swaine & Moore, where he handled mergers and acquisitions and corporate governance matters, and at Sullivan & Cromwell, where he practiced in criminal defense and investigations and civil litigation.

In a recent article, “Follow-Up Enforcement,” 70 Duke Law Journal 1569 (2021), Professor Jennings looks at how enforcement agencies reduce corporate penalties for promises of reform. Such arrangements can pose problems, and he proposes ways to mitigate them. In another article, “State Securities Enforcement,” 47 Brigham Young University Law Review 67 (2021), he uses an empirical study of state securities regulators to show that states and localities are major, if underrecognized, players in the federalist system of securities enforcement. In a new article, “The Market for Corporate Criminals,” 40 Yale Journal on Regulation __ (forthcoming 2023), he investigates the intersection of corporate crime and M&A and identifies how M&A could make positive contribution to compliance.

Professor Jennings earned degrees from Hampden-Sydney College and Duke University School of Law, where he concurrently earned a master’s degree in economics while serving as executive editor of Duke Law Journal. He is also the creator and host of the Business Scholarship Podcast, where he interviews business scholars about their recent research. In addition to legal scholars, he also interviews experts in accounting, business, and other related fields.