Joseph Yockey, formerly an associate professor of law at the University of Iowa College of Law, has been appointed the inaugural Michael and Brenda Sandler Faculty Fellow in Corporate Law.
Yockey, who was also granted tenure, joined the faculty in 2010 and was voted Professor of the Year by the law school student body for 2011-12. He is also a two-time nominee for the University of Iowa’s campus-wide President and Provost Award for Teaching Excellence.
Before coming to Iowa, Professor Yockey taught as a Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Illinois College of Law. He is also a summa cum laude graduate of the University of Illinois College of Law, where he served as articles editor for the University of Illinois Law Review and was elected to the Order of the Coif. After graduating from law school, he clerked for Judge John D. Tinder (presently of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit) in Indianapolis and practiced corporate and securities litigation at Sidley Austin LLP in Chicago.
Yockey teaches Business Associations, Securities Regulation, and a seminar on Securities Litigation. His writing and research focuses on corporate governance, anti-corruption compliance, and social enterprise.