- Assistant Professor of Legal Studies, Price College of Business
- Affiliate Faculty, College of Law
B.A., University of Notre Dame
M.S., Carnegie Mellon University
JD/MBA, University of Virginia
Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania
- Banking and Financial Institutions Law and Regulation
- Clearinghouses for Over-the-Counter Derivatives
- Alternative Dispute Resolution (Negotiation and Mediation)
- Business Ethics
PhD(Wharton) Professor Baker is an expert in banking and financial institutions law and regulation, with extensive knowledge of over-the-counter derivatives, derivatives clearing, the Dodd-Frank Act, and bankruptcy, in addition to being a mediator. Prior to OU, she spent time at the U. of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Business School, the U. of Notre Dame Law School, and Villanova University Law School. She has consulted for the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and for The Volcker Alliance, in addition to having worked as a legal professional and as an information technology associate. Prof. Baker is a member of the State Bars of NY and TX.
The Impacts of Financial Regulations: Solvency and Liquidity in the Post-Crisis Period (with Christine M. Cummings and Julapa Jagtiani)
25 J. of Fin. Reg. and Compl. 253
When Regulators Collide: Financial Market Stability, Systemic Risk, Clearinghouses, and CDS
10 Va. L. & Bus. Rev. 343
Regulatory Reforms and Unintended Collisions: The Case of the Volcker Rule and the Over-the-Counter Derivative Markets
10 Cap. Mar. L. J. 433
The Federal Reserve's Supporting Role Behind Dodd-Frank's Clearinghouse Reforms
3 Harv. Bus. L. Rev. Online 177
The Federal Reserve’s Use of International Swap Lines
55 Ariz. L. Rev. 603–654
The Federal Reserve as Last Resort
46 U. Mich. J.L. Reform 69–133
Regulating the Invisible: The Case of Over-the-Counter Derivatives
85 Notre Dame L. Rev. 1287–1378
A Primer on Dodd-Frank’s Title VIII, in THE FIRST GREAT FINANCIAL CRISIS OF THE 21ST CENTURY: A RETROSPECTIVE
George Kaufman and James Barth, eds.
Evaluating Dodd-Frank and International Approaches to Clearinghouses, Central Banks, and Swap Lines
Colum. L. Blue Sky Blog
Charting a Course in Clearing, Notre Dame Center for the Study of Financial Regulation
Newsletter No. 5
Sovereign Wealth Funds, in FINANCE ETHICS: CRITICAL ISSUES IN THEORY AND PRACTICE, 253-271.
John R. Boatright ed.
The Impact of Dirty Money on Global Capitalism, Thomas W. Dunfee and Colleen Baker
17 Bus. Ethics Q. 729-742
The Fate of Human Capital Contracts in Bankruptcy, in AN EXECUTIVE BRIEFING ON FINANCING HUMAN CAPITAL, 80-93.
O’Halloran, Palacios Lleras, Halliday, and Bruner eds.