Reza Dibadj is a practitioner and an academic who is highly skilled at analyzing and solving complex questions of business law and business strategy. After studying electrical engineering at Harvard College, Reza subsequently received his J.D. from Harvard Law School and M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. Since then, he has written extensively regarding issues in corporate development and corporate malfeasance, including crowdfunding, shareholder rights, broker-dealer and investment manager regulation, the Dodd-Frank Act, and civil and criminal securities fraud. He regularly speaks at national and international conferences and symposia on issues related to business law and strategy.

As a practitioner, Reza is an attorney, consultant, and expert witness who enjoys helping clients address difficult questions in challenging environments. Prior to the formation of Park & Dibadj, he was Of Counsel at Alto Litigation, a boutique litigation firm. Reza also has nearly a decade of experience as a business strategy consultant at both the Boston Consulting Group and Mercer Management Consulting. He successfully advised a wide range of companies—from Fortune 100 companies to start-ups—across a variety of industries.

As an academic, Reza is a Professor at the University of San Francisco School of Law, and frequently serves as a Visiting Professor at the University of California Berkeley, School of Law (Boalt Hall) and the University of California, Hastings College of the Law. He teaches Securities Regulation, Business Associations (Corporations), Mergers & Acquisitions, International Business Transactions, and Antitrust. He began his academic career as an Assistant Professor at the University of Miami School of Business Administration.


Harvard Law School

    J.D., magna cum laude, 1997


Harvard Business School

     MBA, with distinction, 1997


Harvard College

     S.B., magna cum laude, Engineering Sciences with specialization in Electrical, Computer, and Systems Engineering, 1991


Publications & Lectures

Book: Rescuing Regulation (SUNY Press 2006, paperback edition released 2007).

Nearly 40 law review articles, book reviews and book chapters. Works have appearing in numerous law reviews, including Cardozo Law Review, Washington University Law Quarterly, University of Colorado Law Review, Ohio State Law Journal, San Diego Law Review, Stanford Journal of International Law, Hofstra Law Review, Utah Law Review, South Carolina Law Review among others.

Multiple op-eds in a variety of newspapers, including the Washington Post, Financial Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Baltimore Sun, San Jose Mercury News, and National Law Journal.

Over thirty invited law review symposia, conference presentations, and invited lectures across North America and Europe. Representative law review symposia at the University of California Berkeley, Ohio State University, University of California Hastings. Conference presentations include the American Association of Law Schools (AALS), Yale School of Management, London School of Economics, King’s College London, International Society for New Institutional Economics (ISNIE), European Association of Law and Economics (EALE), and Canadian Law and Economics Association (CLEA).

Professional Associations and Activities

Bar admissions

     Federal: United States Supreme Court, United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

     State: California, District of Columbia, New York, Massachusetts

“I am of greatest service when I advise clients on the questions that worry them the most. The problems that other advisors tend to shy away from are precisely those that I embrace. I relish these challenges and build client relationships on three pillars. First, technical excellence in both business law and business strategy. Second, the ability to communicate complex ideas in clear, understandable terms to a variety of audiences. And third, the desire to provide extraordinarily responsive client service, a bespoke offering to meet unique client needs.”