Law School Professor and
Director, Center for Health and Homeland Security
AB, 1967, Lafayette College
JD, 1970, University of Pennsylvania
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.
Maryland Public Health Emergency Preparedness Legal Handbook (2005) (prepared for Maryland Attorney General and Secretary of Health and Mental Hygiene).
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 (forthcoming 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]
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]
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).
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]
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]
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]
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, 9 Computer Law Journal 447 (1989) (with Michael S. Kane).
Judicial Review of Administrative Action and Responsible Government, 63 Georgetown Law Journal (1974) (with Gardner).
Note: Relocation, Accidental Inequities and the Equal Protection Doctrine, 117 University of Pennsylvania Law Review 579 (1969).
Michael Greenberger, director of the Center for Health and Homeland Security and professor at UM Carey School of Law is mentioned in the article, "Teenagers, social media, and terrorism: a threat level hard to assess" in the Christian Science Monitor and other media.
The Washington Journal program on C-Span featured an interview with Michael Greenberger, director of the Center for Health and Homeland Security and professor at UM Carey School of Law on "Emergency Management Lessons from the Boston Bombings."
Michael Greenberger, director of the Center for Health and Homeland Security and professor at UM Carey School of Law, is quoted in Mishpacha.
Michael Greenberger, professor at the UM Carey School of Law is quoted in the article, "CME Says Will Shrink Information Lag for Some Investors"on Fox Business Network.
Michael Greenberger, professor at the UM Carey School of Law, is mentioned in the article, "Rules That Shape the World and Will Good Overcome Evil?" in The Nation.
Michael Greenberger, professor at the UM Carey School of Law, is quoted in the article, "Everything Is Rigged The Biggest Price-Fixing Scandal Ever" in World News Daily and other outlets.
Michael Greenberger, director of the University of Maryland Center for Health and Homeland Security, School of Law, appeared today on WTOP, Fox 5, and WBAL radio discussing developments in the Massachusetts terror investigation.
Michael Greenberger, director of the Center for Health and Homeland Security, appeared live on The Diane Rehm Show discussing "Boston Bombings And Ricin Letters." ans was quoted on the PBS Newshour website story "How Long Does it Take to Catch a Terrorist?"
Michael Greenberger, director of the University of Maryland Center for Health and Homeland Security, is quoted discussing the Boston Marathon bombing and its aftermath in the Washington Post and, among others, WTOP radio, MSNBC, PBS Newshour, and WBAL-TV.
Michael Greenberger, director of the Center for Health and Homeland Security, School of Law, was interviewed on WBAL-AM, WBAL-TV, WJZ-TV, WUSA-TV, WTOP-AM, and WAMU's Diane Rehm show about the Boston Marathon bombing.
Michael Greenberger, a professor at the University of Maryland School of Law, is quoted in the Financial Advisor story "Governments Turn Tough on Tax Tricks."
Michael Greenberger, a University of Maryland School of Law professor, is quoted in The Daily Kos story "Back from the grave: financial deregulation lives again."
Professor Michael Greenberger of the School of Law is quoted in the NPR story "JPMorgan in Hot Seat Over London Whale Trades."
Michael Greenberger, director of the Center for Health and Homeland Security, University of Maryland, spoke on WTOP radio about "Digging into new TSA rules on knives."
Michael Greenberger, a former regulator and professor at the University of Maryland Carey School of Law, is quoted in the Washington Monthly story "He Who Makes the Rules."
Michael Greenberger, University of Maryland Center for Health and Homeland Security, is quoted in the WJZ-TV story "Need For Cyber Protection Generates New Jobs In Md."
Michael Greenberger, professor at the School of Law and former ommodity Futures Trading Commission official, is quoted in the MarketWatch story "The court where securities rules go to die."
Michael Greenberger, director of the Maryland Center for Health and Homeland Security, spoke on WTOP's report of cyber-attacks.
Michael Greenberger, a University of Maryland School of Law professor and former financial regulator, is quoted in the McClatchy News story "Govt. to Sue Firm Behind Home Bonds."
University of Maryland School of Law professor Michael Greenberger is quoted in the Huffington Post story "Mary Jo White, Former Prosecutor, To Be Nominated By Obama To Run SEC."
Michael Greenberger, a University of Maryland School of Law professor, is quoted in the Mother Jones story "JPMorgan Chase Gambles Away $6B, Gets 'Slap on the Wrist.'"
University of Maryland School of Law professor Michael Greenberger is quoted in the Huffington Post story "The 5 Things Obama Must Do For Financial Reform."
Michael Greenberger, professor at the School of Law, was interviewed by NPR about regulatory changes imposed on JP Morgan Chase.
Michael Greenberger, a professor at the University of Maryland School of Law, is quoted in The Daily Beast story "Is Lew a Financial Regulator?"
Center for Health and Homeland Security Founder & Director Michael Greenberger talks to WUSA-TV about "Zero Dark Thirty" and scenes depicting harsh interrogations.
School of Law professor Michael Greenberger is quoted in Compliance Week in the article, "Cross-Border Exemptions Slammed as Backdoor Repeal of Derivatives."
University of Maryland School of Law professor Michael Greenberger is quoted in the Huffington Post story "Jack Lew Wasn't Worried About Financial Deregulation."
School of Law professor Michael Greenberger is quoted in Wall Street Journal story about the outlook for bank regulation.
Michael Greenberger, a professor at the University of Maryland School of Law, is featured on the Pacific Free Press story "The Real Hunger Games: Food Speculators Stealing the Future from the Poorest."
School of Law professor Michael Greenberger speaks to new SEC General Counsel Geoffrey Aronow's time at the CFTC in a Bloomberg article.
Center for Health and Homeland Security founder and director Michael Greenberger was a guest on "Midday with Dan Rodricks" discussing gun control and mental health policy.
School of Law professor Michael Greenberger is quoted in a Mother Jones article about the financial regulation fight in an Obama second term.
School of Law professor Michael Greenberger is mentioned in the MarketWatch story "Top U.S. and European Policymakers to Speak at Levy Economics Institute Conference in Berlin, Nov. 26-27."