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Ann Morales Olazábal

Ann Morales Olazábal

Vice Dean, Undergraduate Business Education, Department Chair and Professor, Business Law

Research Interests

Federal securities laws; corporate scienter; corporate governance; and general business regulation, including that of licensed professionals

Featured Publications

  • Recklessness as a State of Mind in 10b Cases: The Civil-Criminal Dialectic, with P. Abril. 18 NYU Journal of Legislation and Public Policy 305 (2015).

    Frequent Flyer Programs: Empirically Assessing Consumers’ Reasonable Expectations, with H. Marmorstein and D. Sarel. 51 American Business Law Journal 175 (2014).

    Behavioral Science and Scienter in Class Action Securities Fraud Litigation, 44 Loyola University Chicago Law Journal 1423 (2013).

    Global Sales Law: Analysis of Precedents Under the Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods, 2004-2011, with R. Emerson, R. Sacasas, and K. Turner, 67 The Business Lawyer 1351 (2012).

    False Forward-Looking Statements and the PSLRA’s Safe Harbor, 86 Indiana Law Journal 596 (2011), reprinted in Securities Law Review, D.LANGEVOORT, ED. (2012).

    Defining Recklessness: A Doctrinal Approach to Deterrence of Open Market Securities Fraud. 2010 Wisconsin Law Review 1415 (2011).

    Structured Products for the Retail Market: Regulatory Implications of Investor Innumeracy and Consumer Information Processing, with H. Marmorstein. 52 Arizona Law Review 623 (2010).

    Celebrity CEOs: Disclosure at the Intersection of Privacy and Securities Law, with P. Abril. 46 Houston Law Review 1545 (2010).


Teaching and Professional Experience

  • Vice Dean for Undergraduate Business Education, Miami Herbert Business School, 2011–Present
  • Chair, Business Law Department, Miami Herbert Business School, 2017–Present
  • Business Law Department, Miami Herbert Business School, 1997–Present
  • VP. and General Counsel, EXKO Services Inc., 1995–1997
  • Attorney at Law, Phoenix, Arizona, 1987–1995


  • Legal and regulatory environment of business
  • Securities and commercial law
  • Ethical business decision making
  • International sales transactions


  • J.D., Emphasis in International Law, University of Notre Dame Law School, 1987
  • MBA, Specialization in International Business, University of Miami School of Business Administration, 1997
  • B.A., International Affairs; Economics, Texas Christian University, 1984

Honors and Awards

  • Provost’s LeadershipU Academy, planning committee and inaugural class, 2014 - 2015
  • Provost’s Research Award, fka MacLamore Summer Award, recipient, 2010 – 2011
  • James W. MacLamore Summer Research Award, recipient, Summers 2004, 2005
  • Academy of Legal Studies in Business 2004 Distinguished Junior Faculty Award, 2004
  • University-wide Teaching Excellence Award, 2003

Signature Courses

  • BSL691 - The Public Corporation: Legal Perspectives
  • BSL692 - Legal Implications of International Business Transactions
  • BUS255 - Business & Society: Inquiry + Discourse
Ann Morales Olazábal


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