J. Vincent Eagan, JD, Ph.D.

J. Vincent Eagan is a specialist in law and economics who has produced more than 80 articles, monographs, and conference papers on a wide range of topics, with a focus on government policy toward business. He has served in an editorial capacity on the Harvard Journal of Law and Technology, the Harvard Journal of Law and Legislation, Review of Real Estate Research, and Business and Economic Review. Dr. Eagan has taught economics, tax, and legal courses at the MBA program at Georgia State University and the graduate faculties of Howard University, Spelman College, and Morehouse College. His professional experience in corporate and tax law includes practice at Dorsey and Whitney in Minneapolis, with an emphasis on corporate reorganizations, small business taxation, and employee benefits. As a consultant, business analyst, and expert witness, he has advised public agencies, including federal, state, and municipal governments; airport, transit, and port authorities; and school boards. He is a former board member of the National Economics Association and a Charter Fellow of the Southern Center for Public Policy Studies. Dr. Eagan holds a JD from Harvard Law School and a PhD in economics from Georgia State University.

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Labor’s Last Stand

There are now twenty-eight states with right-to-work laws that ban mandatory union dues.The last case to address this issue before the U.S. Supreme Court resulted in a split decision.

Blowing Down That Fiduciary Rule

President Trump ordered the Labor Department to reconsider the fiduciary rule, scheduled to go into effect in April 2017. The fiduciary rule requires financial advisors to put client interests first when handling retirement accounts.

The 'Travel Ban' Heads for the Courts

President Donald Trump's executive order restricting immigration from seven predominantly Muslim countries has generated considerable controversy. Critics says the executive order violates the establishment clause of the U.S. Constitution by preferring one religion over another.

Apple Tries the Full-Court Press

Apple is suing Qualcomm on antitrust grounds over licensing fees. Qualcomm makes most of the advanced chips for cell phones and licenses its intellectual property. Apple is arguing that Qualcomm should base its licensing fees on the cost of components and not a percentage of the retail price of the phone, whether the phones use Qualcomm chips or not.

How to Make a €367 Million Loss Disappear

Deutsche Bank structured a transaction with Italy’s Monte dei Paschi bank that allegedly helped to disguise trading losses during the 2008 financial crisis. Basically, the deal was structured for Paschi to have a certain immediate gain followed by a certain delayed gain for Deutsche Bank that was spread out over multiple years.