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Schwartz Testimony on Conflict Minerals Cited in AllAfrica Op-Ed

In November 2015, S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Jeff Schwartz testified before a Congressional Subcommittee on the Dodd-Frank Act and the tracking of conflict minerals. His research and testimony was cited by James Karuhanga in an op-ed on Read the complete op-ed »

Schwartz Testifies at House Subcommittee about Conflict Minerals, is Quoted in Wall Street Journal

University of Utah law professor Jeff Schwartz testified in Washington D.C. this week, telling the House Financial Services Monetary Policy and Trade Subcommittee that the Dodd-Frank Act of 2010 —in which public companies are required to monitor their supply chain for minerals mined from regions controlled by militia groups in the Democratic Republic of the […]

Schwartz Quoted in International Business Times on Conflict Minerals

Professor Jeff Schwartz was quoted in International Business Times in a feature titled, “Congo’s Conflict Minerals: US Companies Struggle To Trace Tantalum, Tungsten, Tin, Gold In Their Products.” “Once it hits the smelter, the origins are gone. You can’t tell where the metal came from,” said Jeff Schwartz, a University of Utah S.J. Quinney College […]

Schwartz Quoted in The Wall Street Journal on Tracking Conflict Minerals

On August 3, 2015, S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Jeff Schwartz was quoted in The Wall Street Journal in an article titled, “U.S. Firms Struggle to Trace ‘Conflict Minerals’” “The cost of doing a bad job isn’t much,” said Jeff Schwartz, professor of law at the University of Utah’s law school. “Companies can kind […]

Schwartz Discusses New Stock Trading System on KUER

On June 11, 2015, University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Jeff Schwartz was interviewed by KUER 90.1 about’s Cryptobond stock trading system. Touted by as a technology that reinvents the way people buy and sell stocks, Cryptobond will first have to clear significant regulatory hurdles, according to Schwartz: “This type […]

U Law Professor’s Research an Emerging Voice in “Conflict Mineral” Debate

University of Utah News Center May 28, 2015– On June 1, companies across the U.S. will provide reports to the Securities and Exchange Commission documenting whether the products they manufacture contain minerals mined in Congo —an area known to force people to mine for minerals amid armed conflict and human rights abuses. It’s only the […]

Schwartz quoted in Wall Street Journal on Conflict Minerals

S.J. Quinney College of Law professor Jeff Schwartz was quoted in the May 19, 2015 edition of the Wall Street Journal in a story titled, “EU Readies for Vote on Conflict Minerals” “If the goal of the reports is to expose these companies that have problematic sourcing practices to the public, I would argue that […]

Schwartz Posts Paper on Conflict Minerals

On January 11, 2015, Professor Jeff Schwartz posted a paper titled, The Conflict Minerals Experiment. Download the full paper here » Abstract:  In Section 1502 of Dodd-Frank, Congress instructed the SEC to draft rules that would require public companies to report annually on whether their products contain certain Congolese minerals. This unprecedented legislation and the SEC rulemaking that followed […]

Schwartz Signs onto Comment Letter to HHS

Jeff Schwartz, Professor of Law at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, recently signed onto a letter to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services at the Department of Health and Human Services. The letter, authored by a group of law professors, comments on the “impact of corporate law on free exercise […]

Hornok, ’14 publishes paper titled, “The Alternative Investment Market: Helping Small Enterprises Grow Public”

Jonathan Hornok, a 2014 College of Law graduate, will publish his paper title “The Alternative Investment Market: Helping Small Enterprises Grow Public” in the Ohio State Entrepreneurial Business Law Journal. The paper was written as part of Hornok’s directed research for Professor Jeff Schwartz’s Securities Law seminar. Read the paper »