Dr. Cristie Ford (BA, JD, LLM, JSD) is a full Professor at the Peter A. Allard School of Law, University of British Columbia, where she teaches Securities Regulation, Administrative Law, and (starting in 2023) Ethics and Professionalism. Professor Ford’s passion for safeguarding the interests of investors and the public has animated her scholarship from the beginning of her academic career. Among other things, she has written about ways to reform securities law enforcement to better address problems of corporate ethical culture; on how to design effective principles-based regulation; and on the challenges that financial innovation poses for regulation. Professor Ford has published extensively in leading academic journals and handbooks and has written the book Innovation and the State: Finance, Regulation, and Justice. She has won awards for her teaching and her research, and her work in both securities regulation and administrative law has been cited with approval by the Supreme Court of Canada.
Before joining academia, Professor Ford practiced law in Vancouver and New York, the latter as a senior associate in securities regulation and financial litigation at Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP. She is a non-practicing member of the Law Society of British Columbia, and of the New York state and federal (Southern District) bars.