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Michael Greenberger

Law School Professor and
Director, Center for Health and Homeland Security

Phone: (410) 706-3846
Fax: (410) 706-2726
E-mail:
mgreenberger @ law.umaryland.edu

Office: 467

AB, 1967, Lafayette College
JD, 1970, University of Pennsylvania

Curriculum Vitae


Biography | Selected Publications | In the News

Michael Greenberger is the Founder and Director of the Center for Health and Homeland Security (CHHS) at the University of Maryland and a professor at the School of Law. CHHS works on a broad range of homeland security and emergency response issues for federal, state and local governmental agencies, as well as medical researchers. CHHS has a staff of more than 70 professionals, many of whom are recent graduates of the School of Law. More information about CHHS can be found at www.mdchhs.com.

Professor Greenberger designed and teaches two courses focused on counterterrorism and emergency response: "Homeland Security and The Law of Counterterrorism;" and "Law and Policy of Emergency Public Health Response Seminar/Course," which brings students and faculty from the various university professional schools together to study effective governmental policies pertaining to catastrophic public health emergencies. Professor Greenberger also teaches a seminar on Futures, Options and Derivatives at the School of Law.

Professor Greenberger currently serves as the Chair of the Maryland Governor's Emergency Management Advisory Council (GEMAC). He was recently appointed by President of the American Bar Association to the Advisory Committee of the Standing Committee on Law and National Security.

In 1999, Professor Greenberger began service as Counselor to the United States Attorney General, and then became the Justice Department's Principal Deputy Associate Attorney General. In the latter capacity, Professor Greenberger assisted the United States Attorney General and Associate Attorney General in supervising the work of the Justice Department's Civil, Civil Rights, Environmental, Antitrust, and Tax Divisions. Also within his portfolio of responsibilities were several counterterrorism projects concerning both law enforcement and public health policy, including organizing a nationwide counterterrorism war game ("TOPOFF I").

In 1997, Professor Greenberger left private practice to become the Director of the Division of Trading and Markets at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) where he served under CFTC Chairperson Brooksley Born. In that capacity, he was responsible for supervising exchange traded futures and derivatives. He also served on the Steering Committee of the President's Working Group on Financial Markets, and as a member of the International Organization of Securities Commissions' Hedge Fund Task Force. Professor Greenberger has frequently been asked to testify before Congressional committees on issues pertaining to dysfunctions within the United States economy caused by complex and unregulated financial derivatives.

Professor Greenberger has recently served as the Technical Advisor to the United Nations Commission of Experts on Reforms of the International Monetary and Financial System and the International Energy Forum's Independent Expert Group on reducing world-wide energy price volatility. He also participated on an expert panel advising The University Center for Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Response at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH) on "Best Practices for Explosive/Incendiary Incidents."

Professor Greenberger has recently appeared both in the media and at academic gatherings to discuss financial regulation, including appearances on CNN, ABC's "World News Tonight," the CBS Evening News, the NBC Evening News, CNBC, MSNBC, The Jim Lehrer News Hour, NPR's "Fresh Air," PBS's "Frontline," BBC Radio, and C-SPAN. Professor Greenberger's recent testimony and related media can be found at www.michaelgreenberger.com.

Prior to entering government service, Professor Greenberger was a partner for over 20 years in the Washington, D.C. law firm of Shea & Gardner, where he served as lead litigation counsel before courts of law nationwide, including the United States Supreme Court.

Professor Greenberger is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Lafayette College and the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where he served as editor-in-chief of the Law Review. He is a Life Member of the American Law Institute and he has served on the Board of Governors of the D.C. Bar and as a board member of three nonprofit public interest organizations. Professor Greenberger has also served on the D.C. Circuit Advisory Committee on Procedures and as a mediator for the United States Courts for the District of Columbia.

Books

Maryland Public Health Emergency Preparedness Legal Handbook (2005) (prepared for Maryland Attorney General and Secretary of Health and Mental Hygiene).

Book Chapters

Is Our Economy Safe? A Proposal for Assessing the Success of Swaps Regulation under the Dodd-Frank Act, in The Future of Financial Reform: Will It Work? How Will We Know? (2010). [Full Text]

Out of the Black Hole: Regulatory Reform of the Over-the-Counter Derivatives Market, in Make Markets Be Markets 99 (Robert Johnson & Erica Payne eds., 2010). [Full Text]

The Posse Comitatus Act and Disaster Response, in Homeland Security and Emergency Management: A Legal Guide for State and Local Governments (Ernest Abbott & Otto Hetzel eds., 2010) (with Arianne Spaccarelli). [Full Text]

State and Federal Emergency Powers, in Homeland Security: Legal and Policy Issues 21 (Joe D. Whitley & Lynne K. Zusman eds., 2009) (with Arianne Spaccarelli). [Full Text]

Indefinite Material Witness Detention Without Probable Cause: Thinking Outside the Fourth Amendment, in At War With Civil Rights and Liberties, (Thomas E. Baker & John F. Stack, Jr., eds. 2005). [Full Text]

Articles

Diversifying Clearinghouse Ownership in Order to Safeguard Free and Open Access to the Derivatives Clearing Market, 18 Fordham Journal of Corporate & Financial Law 245 (2013) [Full Text]

Closing Wall Street's Commodity and Swaps Betting Parlors: Legal Remedies to Combat Needlessly Gambling Up the Price of Crude Oil Beyond What Market Fundamentals Dictate, 81 George Washington Law Review 707 (2013). [Full Text]

The Maryland Personal Information Protection Act: Strengthening Maryland's Security Breach Information Law, 42 University of Baltimore Law Forum 129 (2012) (with Mathew Swinburne).

The Extraterritorial Provisions of the Dodd-Frank Act Protect U.S. Taxpayers from Worldwide Bailouts, 80 UMKC Law Review 965 (2012). [Full Text]

Overwhelming a Financial Regulatory Black Hole with Legislative Sunlight: Dodd-Frank’s Attack on Systemic Economic Destabilization Caused by an Unregulated Multi-Trillion Dollar Derivatives Market, 6 Journal of Business & Technology Law 127 (2011). [Full Text]

Governance and Biosecurity: Strengthening Security and Oversight of the Nation's Biological Agent Laboratories, 13 DePaul Journal of Health Care Law 77 (2011) (with Talley Kovacks & Marita Mike). [Full Text]

Book Review, George J. Annas, Worst Case Bioethics: Death, Disaster, and Public Health, 27 Journal of Contemporary Health Law & Policy 314 (2010).

Teaching New Dogs Old Tricks: Reshaping the Department of Homeland Security's Technology Development Infrastructure, 47 Jurimetrics Journal 281 (2007). [Full Text]

Did the Founding Fathers Do "A Heckuva Job"?: Authorization for the Use of Federal Troops to Prevent the Loss of a Major American City, 87 Boston University Law Review 397 (2007).

You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet: The Inevitable Post-Hamden Conflict between the Supreme Court and the Political Branches, 66 Maryland Law Review 805 (2007). [Full Text]

The Alfonse and Gaston of Governmental Response to National Public Health Emergencies: Lessons Learned from Hurricane Katrina for the Federal Government and the States, 58 Administrative Law Review 611 (2006). [Full Text]

Preparing Vulnerable Populations for a Disaster: Inner-City Emergency Preparedness - Who Should Take the Lead?, 10 DePaul Journal of Health Care Law 291 (2007).

Choking Bioshield: The Department of Homeland Security's Stranglehold on Biodefense Vaccine Development, 1 Microbe 260 (2006). [Full Text]

False Conflict: Who's In Charge of National Public Health Catastrophes, 31 Administrative & Regulatory Law News, Spring 2006, at 2. [Full Text]

Yes, Virginia: The President Can Deploy Federal Troops to Prevent the Loss of a Major American City from a Devastating Natural Catastrophe, 26 Mississippi College Law Review 107 (2006). [Full Text]

The 800 Pound Gorilla Sleeps: The Federal Government's Lackadaisical Liability and Compensation Policies in the Context of Pre-Event Vaccine Immunization Programs, 8 Journal of Health Care Law & Policy 7 (2005) [Full Text]

The Role of the Federal Government in Response to Catastrophic Health Emergencies: Lessons Learned from Hurricane Katrina (2005). [Full Text]

Is Criminal Justice a Casualty of the Bush Administration's "War on Terror"?, Human Rights, Winter 2004, at 19. [Full Text]

The Threat of Smallpox: Eradicated but not Erased, Journal of Homeland Security, Feb. 2004 (with others) [Full Text]

Rights-in-Data Policies Affecting Department of Defense Acquisition of Computer Software and Related Products, 9 Computer Law Journal 447 (1989) (with Michael S. Kane).

Judicial Review of Administrative Action and Responsible Government, 63 Georgetown Law Journal 7 (1974) (with Warner W. Gardner).

Note: Relocation, Accidental Inequities and the Equal Protection Doctrine, 117 University of Pennsylvania Law Review 579 (1969).

Recent News featuring Michael Greenberger

July 9, 2014

Michael Greenberger of the Center for Health and Homeland Security at the UM Carey School of Law was mentioned in the article "Application of 'Security-Based Swap Dealer' and 'Major Security-Based Swap Participant' Definitions to Cross-Border Security-Based Swap Activities" on insurancenewsnet.com.

July 9, 2014

Michael Greenberger of the UM Carey School of Law and UM Center for Health and Homeland Security was quoted in the article "Maryland State Board of Elections Continues Attempts to Implement Online Ballot Delivery System" on baltimore.citybizlist.com.

June 28, 2014

Michael Greenberger of the UM Carey School of Law ,was quoted in the story, "BNP Paribas : Benjamin Lawsky, l'incorruptible qui veut faire payer les banques," in LePoint and LeSoir.

June 11, 2014

Michael Greenberger of the UM Center for Health and Homeland Security was quoted in the Agence France-Presse article "Meet the man unsettling Wall St bankers," seen here on au.news.yahoo.com.

June 6, 2014

Michael Greenberger of the Center for Health and Homeland Security was quoted in the story, "NY bank cop Lawsky keeps $10 bn sights on France's BNP," on News.Yahoo.com, France24.com, Business World Online, and many other outlets.

June 5, 2014

Michael Greenberger of the UM Center for Health and Homeland Security was quoted in the article, NY bank cop Lawsky keeps $10 bn sights on France's BNP," on bworldonline.com and in numerous other outlets.

May 25, 2014

Michael Greenberger of the UM Carey School of Law was mentioned in the Salon.com article "Toxic bankers, captive regulators: Everything you think about the housing market is wrong."

May 20, 2014

Michael Greenberger of the UM Carey School of Law 's UM Center for Health and Homeland Security was mentioned in the Baltimore Sun article "Advocates for the blind sue Maryland election officials."

May 18, 2014

Michael Greenberger of the Center for Health and Homeland Security at the UM Carey School of Law was mentioned in TheDagger.com article "Voter Integrity Groups in Maryland and Virginia Discover 43,983 Duplicate Registrations on the States' Voter Rolls." The article also appeared on AugustaFreePress.com.

May 12, 2014

Michael Greenberger of the Center for Health and Homeland Security was interviewed on the program, "The NSA post 9/11," on the Midday program on WYPR-FM.

May 5, 2014

Michael Greenberger of the UM Carey School of Law was a guest on NPR's Diane Rehm Show to discuss "DOJ Investigations: The Role Of Banks In The 2008 Financial Crisis."

April 28, 2014

Michael Greenberger of the UM Carey School of Law was mentioned in the article, "La banca especula con materias primas y alimentos," on rcci.net.

April 25, 2014

Michael Greenberger of the UM Carey School of Law was mentioned in the Baltimore Sun article, "Elections chief predicts smooth absentee voting."

April 24, 2014

Michael Greenberger of the Center for Health and Homeland Security was quoted in the Baltimore Sun article, "Online ballot system in question after Board of Elections action."

April 24, 2014

The Daily Record article, "Online absentee ballot tool rejected," quoted Michael Greenberger of the Center for Health and Homeland Security.

April 17, 2014

Michael Greenberger of the UM Center for Health and Homeland Security discusses lone wolf shooters live on Talk 910 KKFS Radio.

April 17, 2014

Michael Greenberger of the UM Center for Health and Homeland Security was interviewed live on WBAL Radio to discuss online ballot security in Maryland.

April 16, 2014

Michael Greenberger of the UM Center for Health and Homeland Security was quoted in the article, "Kansas Jewish Center Shootings Reveal New Dangers of 'Lone Wolves,'" on nbcnews.com.

April 14, 2014

Michael Greenberger, Professor at UM Carey Law and Founder and Director at UM Center for Health and Homeland Security, is quoted in the Maryland Reporter article "Absentee ballots moving online causes security concerns."

April 1, 2014

Michael Greenberger of the Center for Health and Homeland Securitywas interviewed for the WJZ story "Naval Base Security To Tighten After Fatal Shooting."

March 29, 2014

Michael Greenberger of the Center for Health and Homeland Security was mentioned in the Portal Vermelho article, "A especulacao da fome no mundo."

March 28, 2014

Michael Greenberger of the Center for Health and Homeland Security was mentioned in the Hondudiario article, "La banca especula."

March 27, 2014

Michael Greenberger of the Center for Health and Homeland Securitywas mentioned in the article "Top U.S. And European Economic Leaders To Discuss Economic Uncertainty, Financial Reform, Jobs, And Growth At The Levy Economics Institute's 23rd Annual Hyman P. Minsky Conference, In Washington, D.C." on money.msn.com and other sources.

March 26, 2014

UM Carey Law Professors James Grimmelmann and Michael Greenberger, also Founder and Director of the UM Center for Health and Homeland Security, were mentioned in the Diamondback article "We Need to Prevent Abuses."

March 25, 2014

Michael Greenberger, professor at UM Carey Law and Founder and Director of the UM Center for Health and Homeland Security, was interviewed for WTOP Radio's afternoon news on the subject of NSA data collection.

March 24, 2014

Michael Greenberger of the UM Carey School of Law was mentioned in the article "John Lothian Newsletter: CFTC steps up probe of 'exchange for futures' deals; Nasdaq OMX builds up technology sales in Asia; EU's plans for growth to bring shadow banking in from the cold" on johnlothiannews.com.

March 19, 2014

Michael Greenberger of the UM Carey School of Law was mentioned in the article "La banca especula con materias primas y alimentos" on argenpress.info.

March 18, 2014

Michael Greenberger of the Center for Health and Homeland Securitywas mentioned in the article "Leading Economists and Policymakers to Discuss Economic Uncertainty, Financial Reform, Jobs, and Growth at the Levy Economics Institute's 23rd Annual Hyman P. Minsky Conference, in Washington D.C., April 9-10' on globenewswire.com.

March 16, 2014

Michael Greenberger of the Center for Health and Homeland Security appeared on the segment "MH370: Are Biometrics the Answer to False Passports?" on ca.autos.yahoo.com.

March 13, 2014

Michael Greenberger of the Center for Health and Homeland Security was interviewed for the segment, "Md. Congressman Wants To Make It Harder For NSA To Monitor Phone Calls," that aired on WJZ TV and appeared on baltimore.cbslocal.com.

March 11, 2014

UM Carey Law Professor, and Founder and Director of the UM Center for Health and Homeland Security, Michael Greenberger was on CBS This Morning to discuss "Black market passports: Fake and stolen documents a security threat."

March 11, 2014

UM Center for Health and Homeland Security Founder and Director Michael Greenberger, and UM Carey Law Professor, was interviewed for NPR's Morning Edition story "U.S. Checks For Stolen Passports, But Other Nations Fall Short."

March 11, 2014

Michael Greenberger, UM Center for Health and Homeland Security Founder and Director and UM Carey Law Professor, appeared live on WTOP Radio regarding "Homeland security expert: Passport security too vulnerable."

March 10, 2014

Michael Greenberger of the Center for Health and Homeland Security was quoted in the TIME.com article, "Stolen Passports Are Common Problem Worldwide."

March 10, 2014

UM Carey Law Professor and UM Center for Health and Homeland Security Founder and Director Michael Greenberger was interviewed by Wall Street Journal Live on "Malaysia Airlines Mystery Highlights Passport Flaws."

March 9, 2014

Michael Greenberger, UM Carey Law professor and UM Center for Health and Homeland Security founder and director, is quoted in the USA Today article, "Stolen passports used on Malaysia flight are common." The article also appeared in numerous other outlets.

March 6, 2014

Michael Greenberger of the"Making Swiss Cheese of Derivatives Reform," on philsstockworld.com.

March 5, 2014

Michael Greenberger of the UM Carey School of Law was quoted in the article, "Obama pick is key in $700T derivatives market," on usatoday.com and courier-journal.com.

February 21, 2014

UM Carey School of Law Professor Michael Greenberger was quoted in the Orange County Register article, "UC lost millions on interest-rate bets.

February 19, 2014

Michael Greenberger of the UM Carey School of Law was quoted in the article, "How Morgan Stanley Has Raked in Billions by Manipulating the Prices of Everyday Commodities," on alternet.org.

February 19, 2014

UM Carey School of Law professor Michael Greenberger was quoted in the Detroit News article, "Detroit reaches new settlement to end troubled pension debt deal."

February 7, 2014

Michael Greenberger of the School of Law was mentioned in the article "Looking Back: The First Hampton's Institute- 2010" in the East Hampton Patch.

February 7, 2014

Michael Greenberger of the UM Carey School of Law 's Center for Health & Homeland Security was quoted in the Detroit News article, "Close ties put Detroit pension deal brokers under scrutiny."

February 4, 2014

Michael Greenberger of the UM Carey School of Law was quoted in the article, "Girard College's Finances Handcuffed by Rate Swaps: Muni Credit" on bloomberg.com.

February 4, 2014

Michael Greenberger of the UM Carey School of Law's Center for Health & Homeland Security was quoted in the story, "Crude Oil: Production cost $2, market price $100!" on BDNews24.com (Bangladesh).



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