Jeremy Kress

Prof. Jeremy Kress

Assistant Professor of Business Law, Michigan Ross School of Law

Jeremy Kress is an Assistant Professor of Business Law at Michigan Ross and Co-Faculty Director of the University of Michigan’s Center on Finance, Law & Policy. His research focuses on bank regulation, systemic risk, and financial stability. Professor Kress' written work has appeared or is forthcoming in the Duke Law Journal, Northwestern University Law Review, Southern California Law Review, and Yale Journal on Regulation, among other journals.

Before entering academia, Professor Kress was an attorney in the banking regulation and policy group at the Federal Reserve Board of Governors in Washington, D.C. In that capacity, he drafted rules to implement the Dodd-Frank Act and Basel III, and he advised the Board on the legal permissibility of bank mergers and acquisitions.

Professor Kress has testified before Congress and serves as a member of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York’s Education and Industry Forum on Financial Services Culture. He frequently comments on financial regulatory matters in the press. Professor Kress has been featured in media outlets including the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Financial Times, Washington Post, Bloomberg News, NPR's Marketplace, Politico, Yahoo Finance, and American Banker. 

Professor Kress teaches Legal Issues in Finance & Banking at Michigan Ross, and he has taught Financial Regulation at Michigan Law School. He was named one of Poets & Quants’ “Top 50 Undergraduate Professors of 2020” and won Michigan Ross’ Neary Teaching Excellence Award in 2019.

Professor Kress graduated cum laude from Harvard Law School and from the Harvard Kennedy School, where he was a Presidential Scholar. He holds a BBA from Michigan Ross. 


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