Eric J. Pan

Associate Director, Office of International Affairs, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission; Associate Professor of Law (On leave)


A.B. (Economics), 1994, Harvard University
M.Sc. (European and International Politics), 1995, University of Edinburgh
J.D., 1998, Harvard University

Areas of Expertise

International Finance
International Law


Eric J. Pan is on leave as an Associate Professor of Law at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in New York. His research focuses on financial regulation, corporate law, securities law and international law.


Prof. Pan currently is serving as the Associate Director of the Office of International Affairs of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in Washington, DC where he oversees the development of international regulatory policy for the Commission. The Commission’s announcement of Prof. Pan’s appointment as a senior officer is here:  He is also a recipient of the SEC’s Law and Policy Award for his work on implementation of the Dodd-Frank Act. 


Before joining the SEC and while serving on the Cardozo faculty, Prof. Pan was the Director of The Samuel and Ronnie Heyman Center on Corporate Governance. He also served as an Associate Fellow in the International Economics and International Law Programmes of the Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House) in London and directed the Chatham House City Series.


Prof. Pan previously practiced corporate, securities and international law in the Washington, DC office of the international law firm Covington & Burling. Before joining Covington, Prof. Pan was a Jean Monnet Lecturer in Law at Warwick University, England, where he served as director of Warwick’s Programme in Law and Business, and a visiting fellow in international law at Cambridge University, England.


Prof. Pan is a member of The American Law Institute, an editorial board member of the Journal of Regulation in Paris and an advisory board member of the Centre for Financial Regulation and Economic Development in Hong Kong. He received his J.D. from Harvard Law School, M.Sc. from the University of Edinburgh, and A.B. from Harvard College.

Contact Information

Cardozo School of Law
55 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10003