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Andrea M. Matwyshyn

Assistant Professor of Legal Studies and Business Ethics

Research Interests: technology and innovation, corporate information security, consumer privacy, information technology regulation and policy, contracts, technology entrepreneurship

Links: Personal Website, @amatwyshyn

Contact Information

Address: 664 Jon M. Huntsman Hall, 3730 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
Email: amatwysh@wharton.upenn.edu
Office: (215) 898-3445

Overview

 

Andrea M. Matwyshyn is an assistant professor in the Legal Studies and Business Ethics Department in the Wharton School and an affiliate of the Center for Technology, Innovation and Competition at the University of Pennsylvania Law School.   She studies technology innovation and its legal implications, particularly corporate information security regulation and consumer privacy. 
 
In addition to her appointment at University of Pennsylvania, she is currently a member of the board of advisors of the EU-funded Network of Excellence in Internet Science (EINS) project at the Oxford Internet Institute and a faculty affiliate of the Center for Internet and Society at Stanford Law School.    She has previously taught on the law faculties of Northwestern University and University of Florida and has been a visiting scholar at the University of Edinburgh School of Law, the Indian School of Business, Singapore Management University School of Law, and Notre Dame Law School.   She was also previously an affiliate of the School of Engineering at the University of Cambridge and a corporate attorney in private practice. 
 
Education:
PhD., Human Development and Social Policy (developmental psychology), Northwestern University, 2005
JD with honors, Nortwestern University, 1999
Doctoral Certificate, International and Comparative Studies, Northwestern University, 1999
Doctoral Certificate, Gender Studies, Northwestern University, 1999
MA, International Relations, Northwestern University, 1996
BA with honors, Political Science/ International Studies, Northwestern University 1996

Research

Research

Selected publications are listed below.    For a complete list of publications, visit http://www.andreamm.com.   Copies of available publications are posted on SSRN


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Courses

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  • LGST205 - Law of Marketing and Antitrust

    The course explores the legal aspects of marketing strategy. The course considers the technology and intelectual property dimension (including federal patent, copyright, and trademark law), as well as federal and state laws pertaining to trade secrets, unfair competition, and consumer protection. The focus is primarily on U.S. law, but the challenges posed by diverse domestic, foreign, and international regimes will also be emphasized. The course is useful to students contemplating employment in the field of marketing, and to students interested in anticipating legal constraints on competitive strategies. Most broadly, the course should be of interest to anyone desiring to understand the legal and public policy issues relating to the government regulation of business.

  • LGST222 - Internet Law & Policy

    The Internet has become central to business and daily life. This course looks at how courts, legislatures, and regulators confront the major legal issues that the Internet poses. The fundamental challenge is that law comes from governments and other institutions in specific places, but the Internet is global and virtual. Conflicts such as the shutdown of the Napster peer-to-peer file-sharing service and the debate over "network neutrality" regulations for broadband access illustrate the challenge. How does the legal system think about Google, Skype, Twitter, and Facebook? How should it?

  • LGST223 - Securities Regulation

    The course examines the federal securities laws and the operation of the Securities Exchange Commission. The legal responsibilities of corporate managers, accountants, underwriters, and broker-dealers, occasioned by the securities regulatory scheme, will be investigated. Students will be encouraged to evaluate, from a managerial perspective, the various aspects of securities regulation studied. The course will discuss the recent financial crisis and ask the question whether enhanced securities regulation will prevent such a crisis in the future. The material covered in the course will provide familiarity with the basic legal structure of securities regulation and will assist in understanding the current policy issues in securities law. The course should help students to develop the ability to read and learn further in the field and to improve their effectiveness of communication with attorneys. It will also suggest ways of detecting instances in which an attorney should be consulted. The course is particularly useful for those students pursuing careers in corporate finance, investment banking, mergers and acquisitions, sales and trading, venture capital, private equity, entrepreneurship, accounting, corporate management, and real estate.

  • LGST807 - Securities Regulation

    The course examines the federal securities laws and the operation of the Securities Exchange Commission. The legal responsibilities of corporate managers, accountants, underwriters, and broker-dealers, occasioned by the securities regulatory scheme, will be investigated. Students will be encouraged to evaluate, from a managerial perspective, the various aspects of securities regulation studied. The course will discuss the recent financial crisis and ask the question whether enhanced securities regulation will prevent such a crisis in the future. The material covered in the course will provide familiarity with the basic legal structure of securities regulation and will assist in understanding the current policy issues in securities law. The course should help students to develop the ability to read and learn further in the field and to improve their effectiveness of communication with attorneys. It will also suggest ways of detecting instances in which an attorney should be consulted. The course is particularly useful for those students pursuing careers in corporate finance, investment banking, mergers and acquisitions, sales and trading, venture capital, private equity, entrepreneurship, accounting, corporate management, and real estate.