David Groshoff serves as a tenure-track Associate Professor of Law as well as the Director of Western State’s Business Law Center. Professor Groshoff has taught law, finance, and economics at the undergraduate, M.B.A., and J.D. levels. Prior to joining Western State’s faculty, Professor Groshoff was a full-time Assistant Professor of Finance at the Providence College School of Business in Providence, Rhode Island. He has also taught on a part-time basis at Northern Kentucky University’s M.B.A. Program, Boston’s Fisher College, and the Harvard-Cambridge Summer Academy. Before entering academia, he spent over a decade with J.P. Morgan Asset Management’s high yield and distressed debt desk as a discretionary special situations portfolio manager and the Chief Legal/Chief Compliance Officer of various J.P. Morgan-affiliated fund and adviser entities, including a publicly traded registered investment company. Professor Groshoff has been a member of the board and audit committees of three publicly held corporations, one of which the Wall Street Journal recognized as a Top-100 performing stock of 2005, returning over 155% that year. He also has been a board member of three privately held corporations, one non-profit entity, and has advised several official creditors’ committees in corporate bankruptcies. To remain current on the practical aspects of business law beyond the theoretical underpinnings, Professor Groshoff also serves as the Executive Vice President and Registered In-House Counsel of a nationally recognized, privately held Orange County-based corporation. His research and scholarship agenda focuses on laws, regulations, instruments, and policy levers that inhibit a market’s ability to recognize an asset’s intrinsic value, whether in terms of financial, social, or human capital. Over the past two years, Professor Groshoff was invited to deliver his research findings during symposia presentations at the University of California, Hastings College of the Law and the University of Maryland Carey School of Law, both ranked among the Top 20 public law schools in the U.S.