Saule Omarova is the George R. Ward Associate Professor of Law at the University of North Carolina School of Law. She received her Diploma (B.A. equivalent) from the Department of Philosophy of Moscow State University, her Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and her J.D. from Northwestern University School of Law. Prior to joining the UNC Law School, Professor Omarova practiced law in the Financial Institutions Group of Davis, Polk, & Wardwell, a premier New York law firm, where she specialized in a wide variety of corporate transactions and advisory work in the area of financial regulation. In 2006-2007, she served at the U.S. Department of the Treasury as a Special Advisor for Regulatory Policy to the Under Secretary for Domestic Finance. Her primary research and teaching interests include regulation of financial institutions, banking law, international finance, and corporate finance.