Larry Bumgardner, JD | Pepperdine University | Graziadio Business School

Larry Bumgardner, JD

Associate Professor of Business Law

GSBM Instruction

Phone: (805) 379-5811

Email: larry.bumgardner@pepperdine.edu

Larry Bumgarner Associate Professor of Business Law

Larry Bumgardner is an associate professor of business law at Pepperdine University's Graziadio School of Business and Management. Before joining the Graziadio faculty in 2000, he was an associate professor of political science and director of the Washington, D.C., internship program at Pepperdine's undergraduate Seaver College. He has also taught courses at Pepperdine's law school and public policy school. Previously, he served as executive director of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and the Reagan Center for Public Affairs in Simi Valley, California.

He also worked in administration at Pepperdine University for more than a decade, serving as an assistant vice president and associate vice chancellor. Before moving to California, he was the editor of the Tennessee Attorneys Memo and Tennessee Journal newsletters, and worked as a reporter and copy editor at the Nashville Banner newspaper. A graduate of Vanderbilt University School of Law, he is a member of the California and Tennessee bar associations. Bumgardner has written extensively on securities law and antitrust, as well as opinion articles on a wide variety of legal and political topics.

Vanderbilt University School of Law

Juris Doctor degree

David Lipscomb College

Bachelor of Arts

Education

Vanderbilt University School of Law

Juris Doctor degree

David Lipscomb College

Bachelor of Arts

Area of Expertise

Business Law

Business Ethics

Antitrust

Product Liability

Securities Law

White Collar Crime

Communications

Current Research or Projects

Dr. Bumgardner is currently studying securities fraud suits brought by shareholders against public companies.

Professional Experience

2000 – present: Associate Professor of Business Law, Graziadio School, Pepperdine University

1999 – 2000: Associate Professor of Political Science and Director of Washington, D.C., Internship Program, Seaver College, Pepperdine University

1995 – 1998: Executive Director, Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Reagan Center for Public Affairs

1994 – 1995: Deputy Director, Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation 1992 – 1994: Associate Vice Chancellor for Foundations and Research, Pepperdine University

1985 – 1992: Assistant Vice President for Communications and Grants, Pepperdine University

1983 – 1985: Director of Foundations and Grants, Pepperdine University 1981 – 1983: Editor, Tennessee Attorneys Memo, Tennessee Journal

Selected Publications and Presentations

Publications:

  • “Business at the Bar: Supreme Court’s Decisions Impact Business Decision-Making.” Graziadio Business Report, Vol. 4, No. 3 (2001).
  • “Supreme Court Faces Key Business Cases: ADA, Patents, Property Rights, and HMOs Top List.” Graziadio Business Report, Vol. 4, No. 4 (2001).
  • “Defining Disability Under the ADA: Supreme Court Prompts More Questions.” Graziadio Business Report, Vol. 5, No. 1 (2002).
  • “The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act in a Post-Enron World.” 31 Acad. Legal Studies in Bus. Nat’l Proc. (2002).
  • “Supreme Court Sides With Business: Court Narrows ADA Protection.” Graziadio Business Report, Vol. 5, No. 3 (2002).
  • “Reforming Corporate America: How Does the Sarbanes-Oxley Act Impact American Business?” Graziadio Business Report, Vol. 6, No. 1 (2003). “Making Punitive Damages Less Damaging: The Supreme Court's Clearer Guidance in State Farm v. Campbell.” 32 Acad. Legal Studies in Bus. Nat’l Proc. (2003).
  • “Slowing Runaway Juries: Court Decisions Provide New Guidance for Punitive Damage Awards.” Graziadio Business Report, Vol. 7, No. 1 (2004).
  • “The Still Uncertain Impact of the Supreme Court's Attempt to Reduce Excessive Punitive Damages.” 33 Acad. Legal Studies in Bus. Nat’l Proc. (2004).
  • “Antitrust Law in the European Union: The Law Is Changing – But to What Effect?” Graziadio Business Report, Vol. 8, No. 3 (2005).
  • “The European Union’s New Merger Regulation: Is EU Law Merging With U.S. Approach?” 34 Acad. Legal Studies in Bus. Nat’l Proc. (2005).

Book Chapters:

  • “Baseball’s Antitrust Exemption.” Chapter 6, published in Diamond Mines: Baseball & Labor (Staudohar, Paul D., ed.). Syracuse University Press, 2000.
  • “Thatcher and Reagan: Soulmates for Liberty.” Published in The Political Legacy of Margaret Thatcher (Pugliese, Stanislao, ed.). Politico’s Publishing (London), 2003.

Presentations:

  • “Reg FD: Is Fair Disclosure Really Fair?” Presented at annual assembly of Academy of Legal Studies in Business, August 11, 2001, at Albuquerque, New Mexico.
  • “Securities Regulation after September 11.” Presented at annual conference of Pacific Southwest Academy of Legal Studies in Business, February 23, 2002, at Palm Springs, California.
  • “A Preliminary Analysis of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act.” Presented at annual conference of Pacific Southwest Academy of Legal Studies in Business, February 22, 2003, at Palm Springs, California.
  • “The Supreme Court Has Spoken on Large Punitive Damages – But Are the Lower Courts Listening?” Presented at annual conference of Pacific Southwest Academy of Legal Studies in Business, February 28, 2004, at Palm Springs, California.
  • “A New Antitrust Regime in the European Union.” Presented at annual conference of Pacific Southwest Academy of Legal Studies in Business, February 26, 2005, at Palm Springs, California.
  • “Antitrust and Politics.” Presented at the Graziadio School Academic Forum, July 12, 2005, at West Los Angeles Graduate Campus, Pepperdine University.
  • “The Clinton Administration’s ‘New Democrat’ Approach to Antitrust Policy.” Presented at the William Jefferson Clinton Presidential Conference, November 12, 2005, at Hofstra University, Hempstead, New York.
  • “A Narrower Approach to Loss Causation in Shareholder Suits.” Presented at annual conference of Pacific Southwest Academy of Legal Studies in Business, February 18, 2006, at Palm Springs, California.

Professional Memberships

Dr. Bumgardner has been admitted to practice law in California and Tennessee.

Service

Chair of the Graziadio Business Report/Academic Forum Committee, and of the Graziadio Business Report Faculty Advisory Board.

Graziadio Business Review

A Whale of a Legal Tale

A Generic Problem: Should FDA Approval of Drugs Stop Consumers’ Suits for Injuries?

UPDATE: Reforming Corporate America

Lessons from the New Dodd-Frank Financial Regulatory Reform Law

High CEO Pay Could Draw Renewed Attention in Election Year

Class Action Shareholder Suits Face Legal Setbacks

Antitrust Law in the European Union

Slowing Runaway Juries

Reforming Corporate America

Supreme Court Sides With Business

Defining Disability Under the ADA

Supreme Court Faces Key Business Cases

Business at the Bar