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Waleed Y. W. Haj Hasan


Research Interests

  • Monetary Law
  • Financial Law
  • Securities and Financial Regulation
  • Corporate, Business, and Transactional Law
  • Tax Law

Waleed Y. W. Haj Hasan

Waleed is, currently, a Fellow at The Wharton School (under, both, the Finance Department’s Stevens Center for Innovation in Finance and the Wharton Initiative on Financial Policy and Regulation). He is, simultaneously, pursuing his doctorate in an Economic Analysis of Monetary Law and Policy at Penn Carey Law. Waleed is an Attorney and Counselor-at-Law in the State of NY and was, previously, an Associate Attorney (Corporate) at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP for two years. He earned his LL.M., with the Wharton Business and Law Certificate, from the University of Pennsylvania (2020) and his LL.B. (Hons.) from the University of Edinburgh (2019). Waleed holds several Teaching Assistant positions at both the Law School and The Wharton School. During his doctorate, Waleed interned at the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) for six months; having, previously, externed at the New Jersey Office of the Attorney General and interned at Baker Botts LL.P.

Representative Publications

  • Of Interest: The Legal Recognition of the Time Value of Money, alongside its Nominal Value, in Common Law
  • Cryptocurrencies: A Sui Generis Form of Money in Common Law?
    • Presented findings as part of an inter-agency Financial Working Group at the U.S. CFTC.
  • Innovative Disruption: The Syntopical Strength of an Agile, Adept, and A Priori Regulatory Framework for Digital Assets
  • Decentralized Autonomous Organizations: Structuring Considerations and Related Regulatory Trends
  • Rocky: A Case Study of The Adrian Hotel (A case study prepared for, and taught at, Penn Carey Law and The Wharton School)