Anita K. Krug is the D. Wayne and Anne Gittinger Professor of Law. She served as the interim Toni Rembe Dean of the University of Washington School of Law in 2017-18. A member of the faculty since 2010, Dean Krug served as the law school's associate dean for research and faculty development from 2014 to 2016. Her research primarily revolves around securities regulation, particularly relating to the regulation of investment advisers, public and private investment funds and other financial institutions. She teaches business and securities law courses, including courses on securities regulation, corporate governance and business acquisitions.
Dean Krug's recent scholarship has been published in the Columbia Law Review, the Southern California Law Review, the Washington University Law Review, the Iowa Law Review, and the Boston University Law Review, among other journals, and has been selected for republication in the Securities Law Review and the Corporate Practice Commentator and presentation at the Harvard/Stanford/Yale Junior Faculty Forum.
Dean Krug has spoken on securities law and corporate governance topics both throughout the United States and at international venues, including the University of Hong Kong, University College London, the University of Queensland, the University of Toronto, and the University of British Columbia. She is a co-founder of the Pacific Rim M&A Institute and is on the board of directors of Two Roads Shared Trust, Altegris KKR Commitments Master Fund, and Centerstone Investors Trust.
Dean Krug earned M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in political science from Harvard University, where she was a Jacob K. Javits Fellow and a teaching fellow for undergraduate courses in political theory and constitutional interpretation. She received her J.D. degree from Harvard Law School, where she was an articles editor of the Harvard Law Review and received the Mark DeWolfe Howe Fellowship in Legal History and Civil Rights. Prior to law school, Dean Krug was a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Cologne. She clerked for Judge Norman H. Stahl, United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit.
Before joining the Law School, Professor Krug was an equity partner with Howard Rice (now Arnold & Porter) in San Francisco, California, where her securities practice revolved around advising investment advisory firms and representing institutional investors in connection with their investments in hedge funds and private equity funds. She has taught at the University of California, Hastings College of the Law and at the University of California, Berkeley School of Law, where she was also a Research Fellow at the Berkeley Center for Law, Business and the Economy.