Andrew Tuch

Associate Professor of Law


B.Com., University of Queensland
LL.B., University of Queensland
LL.M., Harvard Law School 
S.J.D., Harvard Law School 

Curriculum Vitae




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Phone / Email

Phone: (314) 935-3189
Email: atuch@wustl.edu  


Anheuser-Busch Hall, Room 569

Courses Taught

Securities Regulation
Topics in Investment Banking Seminar
Broker-Dealer Regulation Seminar


Professor Tuch teaches and writes in the areas of financial and securities regulation, corporate law and theory, broker-dealer regulation, and agency law.  His work has explored how firm structure contributes to financial misconduct and financial instability.  It has also examined the fiduciary, professional and other obligations of investment banks in a range of contexts, including in mergers and acquisitions. His scholarship has appeared in a variety of leading journals both in the United States and overseas. He is a two-time recipient of the Brudney Prize for the Best Paper in Corporate Governance at Harvard Law School, where he was an Olin Fellow in Law and Economics and a Fellow of the Program on Corporate Governance. His working papers and published scholarship can be accessed here

Before joining the law school faculty and completing his doctorate at Harvard, Tuch clerked for the Queensland Court of Appeal, practiced corporate law at Davis Polk & Wardwell in New York and London, and was a member of the Faculty of Law at the University of Sydney.

At Washington University, Tuch serves as the law school’s liaison with its international exchange partner the University of Queensland.

Representative Publications

Recent and Forthcoming Scholarship (selected)

  • “The Fiduciary Dilemma in Large-Scale Organizations,”  in Research Handbook on Fiduciary Law (Andrew Gold & Gordon Smith, eds., 2017) (forthcoming)
  • “The Remaking of Wall Street,” 7 Harvard Business Law Review (forthcoming 2017)
  • "Banker Loyalty in Mergers and Acquisitions," 94 Texas Law Review 1079 (2016) [SSRN]
  • "Conduct of Business Regulation," in Oxford Handbook of Financial Regulation (Niamh Moloney, Eilis Ferran, & Jennifer Payne, eds., 2015) [SSRN]
  • "Disclaiming Loyalty: M&A Advisors and Their Engagement Letters," 93 Texas Law Review See Also 211 (2015) (invited response to William Bratton & Michael Wachter, "Bankers and Chancellors," 93 Texas Law Review 1 (2014)) [SSRN]
  • "The Self-Regulation of Investment Bankers," 83 George Washington Law Review 101 (2014) [SSRN]
          -  Awarded 3rd prize at 2014 Junior Faculty Business and Financial Law Workshop at George Washington University,
             Center for Law, Economics & Finance
          - Selected by peers for republication in Corporate Practice Commentator (2016)
  • "Financial Conglomerates and Information Barriers," 39 The Journal of Corporation Law 563 (2014) [SSRN]
          - Selected by peers for republication in Securities Law Review (2015), an annual anthology that reprints eight to 10
             outstanding securities law articles to give them broader exposure
  • "Conflicted Gatekeepers: The Volcker Rule and Goldman Sachs," 7 Virginia Law & Business Review 365 (2012) [SSRN]
          - Awarded Harvard’s Victor Brudney Best Paper Prize, 2011
  • "Multiple Gatekeepers," 96 Virginia Law Review 1583 (2010) [SSRN]  
          - Selected among the “Ten Best Corporate and Securities Articles of 2011” by Corporate Practice Commentator
          - Awarded Harvard’s Victor Brudney Best Paper Prize, 2010

Published Monograph

  • Private Equity and Corporate Control Transactions (edited with the Hon. Robert P. Austin, Supreme Court of New South Wales), Parsons Center University of Sydney (2007)