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Adi Osovsky

Adi Osovsky

S.J.D. 2015

aosovsky at


The Tension between Financial Innovation and Investor Protection

Fields of Research and Supervisors

  • Regulation of Securities Markets and Investor Protection with Professor Howell E. Jackson, Harvard Law School, Overall Faculty Supervisor
  • Corporate and Capital Markets: Theory and Policy with Professor Lucian A. Bebchuk, Harvard Law School
  • Behavioral Economics with Professor Brigitte Madrian, Harvard Kennedy School

Additional Research Interests

  • Regulation of Financial Institutions
  • Corporate Governance
  • Law and Economics
  • Class Actions


  • Harvard Law School, S.J.D. 2011-2015
  • Harvard Law School, LL.M. Program 2010-2011
  • Tel Aviv University, Israel, LL.B. 2005

Academic Appointments and Fellowships

  • Harvard Law School, Summer Academic Fellow, 2014
  • Harvard Law School, 2012-2013, Graduate Program Fellow, Teaching Assistant, LL.M. Writing Workshop
  • Harvard Law School, Summer Academic Fellow, 2012
  • Harvard Law School, 2011-2012, Graduate Program Fellow, LL.M. Advisor

Representative Publications

  • Adi Osovsky, Puffery on the Market: A Behavioral Economic Analysis of the Puffery Defense in the Securities Arena, HARV. BUS. L. REV. (forthcoming 2016).
  • The Curious Case of the Secondary Market with respect to Investor Protection, 82 (1) TENN. L. REV. (forthcoming, 2014), available at SSRN:
  • The Misconception of the Consumer as a Homo Economicus: A Behavioral Economic Approach to Consumer Protection in the Credit Reporting System, 46 (3) SUFFOLK U. L. REV. 881 (2013)
  • The Morrison Case as a Window to Institutional Investors’ Motives in Securities Class Actions (April 20, 2012), available at SSRN:

Additional Information

  • Languages: English, Hebrew
  • CV

Last Updated: September 29, 2016