Sue Guan

Sue S. Guan

Albert J. Ruffo Assistant Professor of Law

Sue S. Guan’s teaching and research interests include financial markets, securities regulation, corporate law and contracts.  Her current research focuses on network effects and manipulation of financial benchmarks such as LIBOR, regulatory power as wielded through settlement agreements, and the law and economics of quote-based manipulation, or “spoofing,” in stock markets.

Prior to joining Santa Clara University School of Law, Professor Guan was the Post-Doctoral Research Scholar in the Program in the Law and Economics of Capital Markets at Columbia Law School & Columbia Business School. Prior to entering academia, she was in private practice at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP, where she focused on complex commercial matters, including multiple benchmark-related antitrust class actions. She also represented pro bono a class of detainees at Rikers Island in a Section 1983 lawsuit. From 2012-2013, Professor Guan clerked for the Honorable Carlos F. Lucero on the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals. Professor Guan holds a J.D. from the Yale Law School, where she was a Coker Fellow, and earned her B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania and B.S. in Economics from the Wharton School.


J.D., Yale University
B.A., University of Pennsylvania
B.S., Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania

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Currently Teaching

Contracts 2 Spring 2023
Contracts 1 Fall 2022
Capital Markets and Financial Misconduct Seminar Fall 2022