Nizan Geslevich Packin joined the Law Department at the Zicklin School of Business in 2013. She researches and writes about FinTech, Ethical Implications of Digital Technologies, Business Law, Consumer Protection Law, Privacy and Information Law, including cybersecurity. Before joining Zicklin, she practiced law in the New York office of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, in the Banking and Corporate Restructuring groups for six years. At Skadden she represented clients in complex Chapter 11 cases, as well as with international business transactions and credit facilities. Prior to Skadden, Professor Packin served as a law clerk in the Israeli Supreme Court. She also interned at the Federal Trade Commission.
Professor Packin is a Contributor to Forbes, where she regularly writes about FinTech related issues. She has published Op-Eds in outlets such as the Wall Street Journal, American Banker, Newsday,andBottom Line. Her scholarship has appeared in journals such as the Washington University Law Review, Indiana Law Journal, Wisconsin Law Review, Utah Law Review, Houston Law Review, William and Mary Law Review, Chicago Kent Law Review, Berkeley Business Law Journal, Columbia Business Law Review, Harvard Law School Corporate Governance Forum, Oxford Business Law Blog, Columbia Blue Sky Blog, and Duke’s FinReg Blog.
Professor Packin earned her law degrees from Columbia Law School, the University of Pennsylvania Law School, and Haifa University. She has externed for Judge Jack B. Weinstein in the Eastern District Federal Court of New York.
Professor Packin’s most recent publications and working papers may be found on the Social Science Research Network.
Nizan Geslevich Packin, Ranking Season: Combating Commercial Banks’ Systemic Discrimination of Consumers, The American Business Law Journal (ABLJ) (2022)
Nizan Geslevich Packin, Financial Inclusion Gone Wrong: Securities and Crypto Assets Trading For Children, Hastings Law Journal (2022)
Nizan Geslevich Packin, Consumer Finance and AI: The Death of Second Opinions?, 22 N.Y.U. J. Legis. & Pub. Pol’y 101 (2020).
RegTech, Compliance and Technology Judgment Rule, 93 Chicago-Kent Law Review Symposium 193 (2018).
Too-Big-To-Fail 2.0: Cybersecurity & Digital Service Providers, 93 Indiana Law Journal (2018); also featured at the Oxford Business Law Blog.
Distributed Governance, 59 William and Mary Law Review Online 1 (2017) (with Carla L. Reyes & Benjamin P. Edwards).
Regulating Culture: Improving Corporate Governance with Anti-Arbitration Provisions for Whistleblowers, 58 William and Mary Law Review Online 41 (2016) (with Benjamin P. Edwards).
Big Data and Social Netbanks: Are You Ready to Replace Your Bank?, 53 Houston Law Review 1211 (2016).
Social Credit And The Right To Be Unnetworked, 2016 Columbia Business Law Review 2 (2016).
Breaking Bad: Big Banks Not Guilty As Not Charged, 91:4 Washington University Law Review, (2014).
“It’s (Not) All About the Money: Using Behavioral Economics to Improve Regulation of Risk Management in Financial Institutions,” 15 The University of Pennsylvania Journal of Business Law 2 (2013); also featured at the Harvard Law School Corporate Governance Forum.
“The Case Against the Dodd-Frank Act’s Living Wills: Contingency Planning Following the Financial Crisis,” 9 The Berkeley Business Law Journal (2013); also featured at the Harvard Law School Corporate Governance Forum.
Israel Institute – Faculty Development Grant (2020)
Public Interest Technology University Network (PIT-UN) Grant for Tech (2019-2020)
Stefan Bernard Baumrin [SBB] Travel Award (Spring 2020)
CUNY Open Education Resources (OER) in Public Interest Technology Fellowship (Spring 2020)
Baruch College 2019 Faculty Excellence and Achievement
Baruch College Law Department 2018 Faculty Teaching Award
Recipient of a grant funded by the Israeli Ministry of Science and Technology, through Haifa University’s Minerva Center for the Rule of Law under Extreme Conditions (Summer 2016)
George Mason Law School, Law & Economics Center’s Workshop for Law Professors on the Economics of Public Pension Reform (February 2016).
Recipient of a Cycle 47 PSC-CUNY Research Award
George Mason Law School, Law & Economics Center’s LEC Thirty-First Economics Institute for Law Professors, Hot Springs, VA (July 11 – 24, 2015)
George Mason Law School, Law & Economics Center’s LEC Workshop for Law Professors on Austrian Law & Economics, George Mason University School of Law, Washington DC (October 2015)