Verity Winship

Associate Professor
Richard W. and Marie L. Corman Scholar

Professor Verity Winship’s research interests include jurisdictional and procedural aspects of business law. Her work often uses corporate and securities law as a concrete starting point for analyzing broader structural issues. For example, her article “Cooperative Interbranch Federalism: Certification of State-Law Questions by Federal Agencies,” published in the Vanderbilt Law Review, argued that federal agencies should be allowed to certify state-law questions to state courts. 

Professor Winship is an honors graduate of both Harvard College and Harvard Law School, where she served as an executive editor of the Harvard Law Review. Upon graduation, she clerked for Judge Lewis A. Kaplan, United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, and then for Judge Marjorie O. Rendell, United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. She also practiced law with WilmerHale in New York City in the area of securities enforcement and litigation. 

Professor Winship began her academic career as a visiting assistant professor at Fordham and Cardozo Law Schools. She joined the University of Illinois College of Law faculty in the fall of 2010.

Current Papers and Titles on SSRN

Aligning Law and Forum: The Home Court Advantage, Tenn. L. Rev. (forthcoming 2014).

Certification of State-Law Questions by Bankruptcy Courts, American Bankruptcy Law Journal, vol. 87-4 (2014).

Personal Jurisdiction and Corporate Groups: DaimlerChrysler AG v. Bauman, 9 Journal of Private Int’l Law 431 (2013).

Jurisdiction Over Corporate Officers and the Incoherence of Implied Consent, 2013 U. of Ill. L. Rev 1171.

Teaching Federal Corporate Law (essay), 8 J. Bsns. & Tech. L. 1 (2013).

Bargaining for Exclusive State Court Jurisdiction, 1 Stanford Journal of Complex Litigation 51 (2012).

Cooperative Interbranch Federalism: Certification of State-Law Questions by Federal Agencies, 63 Vanderbilt L. Rev. 179 (2010).

Public Agencies and Investor Compensation: Examples from the SEC and CFTC, 61 Admin. L. Rev. 137 (2009).

Fair Funds and the SEC’s Compensation of Injured Investors, 60 Fla. L. Rev. 1103 (2008), selected for reprinting in the anthology Securities Law Review 2009

Follow Professor Winship on Twitter @VEWinship.