Jeffrey Haas

Last Updated: September 28, 2023

Jeffrey Haas is a leading authority on mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, securities law, mutual fund regulation, business organizations and contracts. He comes to USC Gould School of Law from New York Law School (NYLS), where he has been a tenured professor since 2000. Prior to joining the faculty at NYLS in 1996, Haas practiced corporate and securities law at Cravath, Swaine & Moore and later at Latham & Watkins.

Haas has served on boards of directors of public companies for over 24 years, including most recently as chair of the Board of Trustees of the Uncommon Investment Funds mutual fund family. Haas also served for many years as chair of the Board of Trustees of the American Independence mutual fund family and as a board member of the HSBC mutual fund family. As a result, Haas has substantial experience on audit, compensation and nominating committees of boards of directors.

Haas brings into the classroom experiences he garners through the consulting work he performs for a select group of clients. A drummer by background, much of Haas’s consulting work stems from his passion for rock and roll music and memorabilia collecting. Through his work with Gotta Have Rock and, LLC and its affiliated companies, Haas has advised on deals involving Bruce Springsteen, the Estate of Tupac Shakur, Lady Gaga, Jason Derulo, Eminem, The Eagles, The Allman Brothers, Bob Dylan, Brian Wilson, Def Leppard, Derek and the Dominos, The Recording Academy and The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Haas has been quoted in over 75 different publications worldwide, including the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal, and has appeared on the CBS Evening News, CNBC, Nightly Business Report, CNN fn, The Wall Street Journal Television Report and National Public Radio.

Haas received his bachelor’s degrees in finance and classical civilizations summa cum laude from Florida State University and his JD cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where he was a comment editor on the University of Pennsylvania Law Review. Haas also studied econometrics at the University of Melbourne in Australia as a Rotary Foundation Scholar.