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Maria DiMeo Calvelli

Assistant Professor Law

Assistant Professor Law

(646) 312-3593



BA    Fordham University Political Science and Italian Literature, in cursu honorum, summa cum laude   1985
JD Harvard Law School   

Areas of Expertise:

Corporate Finance, Capital Markets and Securities Law, Law of Entrepreneurship, Venture Capital Law, Start Up Business Law, and Law and Ethics

Selected Publications:

Italian Securities Markets Rapidly Gain Ground: Unintended Consequences of US Regulation of its Capital Markets? (Research in Progress)

A Return to Protectionism? A Comparison of Recent US Legislation and the UK Approach To Regulating Foreign Investments by Sovereign Wealth Funds.

Academic Activities:

Chair, Department of Law Scholarship Committee, March 2008-present

Speaker, Student Pre-Law Society – October 2007, May 2009

Law Department Curriculum Revision Committee – Fall 2008 – to date

Board of Directors, Baruch College Association, Fall 2007-present

Middle Services Accreditation Committee, Fall 2008


Professional Activities:

Organizer of “Breaking New Ground: The Escalating Flow of Capital to Medical Real Estate” Conference Program to presented bankers, attorneys, venture capitalists and private equity funds, March 2006.

Organizer of “Preparing for Liquidity Conference: Knowing How and When to Launch Your Company’s Exit Strategy” Conference program presented to emerging market companies and venture capitalists, October 11, 2006.

Guide to Whole Loan Mortgage Purchase and Sale Transactions, training session presented September 2004 and October 2005 to in house counsel, mortgage traders and management at Washington Mutual, Vernon Hills, Illinois.

Private Placements, May 2003 and May 2004 presented to investment bankers at Allen & Incorporated.

The Patriot Act: Implications for Financial Institutions, October 2002 and 2003 presented to Investment bankers and management at Allen & Company Incorporated, New York, NY and November 2003 presented to hedge fund manager.

Awards, Honors, etc.:

PSC CUNY Award, April 2008, $5000, Italian Securities Markets Rapidly Gain Ground

2006 Heller Ehrman Pro Bono Challenge Award in Recognition of Pro Bono Contributions

Alpha Sigma Nu Member – Spring 1984

Phi Beta Kappa Member - Spring 1984


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