Pierre-Hugues Verdier joined the faculty in 2009 and was appointed professor of law in 2014. He specializes in public international law, banking and financial regulation, and international economic relations. His current research focuses on the reception of international law in domestic legal systems, foreign state immunity and customary international law. He is the author of the book “Global Banks on Trial: U.S. Prosecutions and the Remaking of International Finance.” His research has appeared in multiple law reviews, peer-reviewed journals and edited volumes, and he has delivered numerous lectures on his work in the United States and internationally.
Prior to joining the faculty of the University of Virginia School of Law, Verdier was a law clerk for the Supreme Court of Canada, practiced corporate and financial law with Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton in New York City, and was a visiting assistant professor at Boston University School of Law. Since joining the UVA Law faculty, he has been a visiting professor at Harvard Law School (Spring 2017), the University of Chicago Law School (Fall 2014), and the University of Münster (Summer 2014).
Verdier is a graduate of the joint civil law and common law program of the Faculty of Law, McGill University, and obtained LL.M. and S.J.D. degrees from Harvard Law School, where he was a Trudeau Scholar, a John M. Olin Fellow in Law and Economics, and a Graduate Student Associate at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs. He has also held scholarships from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada and the Fonds de recherche sur la société et la culture du Québec. Verdier is a member of the bars of New York and Ontario.