Gregory La Blanc has been teaching at the Haas School of Business and Berkeley Law since 2005. His research interests lie at the intersection of law, finance, and psychology, in the areas of business strategy and risk management. He has been the recipient of numerous teaching awards at Berkeley, including the Earl F. Cheit Award for Outstanding Teaching (2009) and the Haas EWMBA Core Graduate Instructor of the Year (2004-2005). Gregory has been instrumental in developing and teaching innovative courses, such as Blockchain and the Future of Technology, Business, and Law, to keep Berkeley students on the cutting edge of the increasing complex and ever-changing business environment. Prior to his tenure at UC Berkeley, he held teaching positions at Wharton, Duke, and the University of Virginia. He has also worked outside of academia in the areas of competitive intelligence, litigation consulting, and advising consulting teams in finance, marketing, and strategy. Gregory received B.A. and B.S. degrees from the University of Pennsylvania before pursuing further graduate studies there as a University Scholar and graduate fellow. He later earned a J.D. from George Mason University and an LLM from Berkeley Law.
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