Arthur Pinto

Professor of Law

250 Joralemon Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
(718) 780-7938 |  Email
Areas of Expertise

Business Law
Comparative Law
Securities Law

A.B., Colgate University
J.D., New York University School of Law

Professor Arthur Pinto Quoted in The Wall Street Journal


n a Letter to the Editor of The Wall Street Journal published May 5, 2015, Professor Arthur Pinto responded to the Apr. 23 op-ed “Getting the Politics Out of Proxy Season.”

Pinto finds faults in op-ed author James Copland’s assessments that political and corporate issues are two distinct and separate concerns. “Are proposals on executive pay political?” he writes. “Executive pay was a political issue in 1992 but now it concerns both politics and corporate governance.”

Pinto believes the Securities and Exchange Commission has taken the right approach distinguishing shareholder issues as significant to the company and its business, but to not society as a whole.

Commentary: Professor Arthur Pinto on the Need to Reform Federal Insider Trading Law

The following commentary from Professor Pinto comes in response to the recent well-publicized federal court case United States v Newman, in which the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit overturned the insider trading convictions of two portfolio managers who allegedly profited by receiving confidential information through tips. Professor Pinto argues that current insider trading laws are murky at best and merit revisiting.

Professor Arthur Pinto Quoted in The Wall Street Journal


In a Letter to the Editor of The Wall Street Journal published Nov. 23, 2014, Professor Arthur Pinto responded to the Nov. 14 op-ed “Delaware Flirts With Encouraging Shareholder Lawsuits.” Professor Pinto disagrees with Rickard’s assessments that the Delaware legislature should not interfere with a corporation’s ability to amend its bylaws to shift attorney fees to the plaintiffs if they lose the litigation in shareholder suits.

Politics & Government Week Publishes Article by Professor Pinto


Politics & Government Week/ reported on a recent article written by Professor Arthur Pinto, which was prepared for the 18th International Congress of Comparative Law that was held in Washington, D.C. in July 2010. The article, “An Overview of United States Corporate Governance in Publicly Traded Corporations” was recently published in the American Journal of Comparative Law, at the University of California School of Law. “It is an overview of the legal rules and mechanisms designed to protect shareholders and allow managers to effectively run publicly traded corporations in the United States. The particular influences of the focus of corporate governance, federalism (particularly the role of financial scandals), and types of shareholder ownership are discussed,” said Pinto.

Professor Pinto Writes Letter to Editor of Wall Street Journal

Professor Arthur Pinto wrote a letter to the editor of the Wall Street Journal in response to Russell G. Ryan's op-ed "The SEC vs. CEO Pay." In it, he disagrees with Ryan's argument that it is unfair and unlawful for the SEC to demand back the high salaries of the heads of major companies.