Ronald Mann Contributor

Ronald Mann is a professor of law at Columbia, where he teaches courses in commercial finance and electronic commerce. He graduated from the University of Texas in 1985, and after clerking on the Ninth Circuit (Judge Sneed) and the Supreme Court (Justice Powell), he worked in the Solicitor General’s office under Kenneth Starr and Drew Days. He has written extensively about credit cards and other electronic payments systems, the role of patents in financing innovation, and related topics. He will cover the Court’s cases in the areas of banking and intellectual property.

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01.18.17 Opinion analysis: Unanimous court rejects federal jurisdiction for Fannie Mae
01.18.17 Argument analysis: Justices appear divided over treatment of stale claims in consumer bankruptcies
01.11.17 Argument analysis: Merchants seem to fall short in challenge to New York statute banning credit-card “surcharges”
01.10.17 Argument preview: Justices to consider stale claims in consumer bankruptcies
01.03.17 Argument preview: Merchants bring payment-card interchange wars to the Supreme Court
12.06.16 Opinion analysis: Justices reject automatic dismissal for seal violations in False Claims Act cases
12.06.16 Opinion analysis: Justices tread narrow path in rejecting $400 million award for Samsung’s infringement of Apple’s cellphone design patents
11.18.16 Shifting arguments bring dismissal of challenge to ATM class actions (UPDATED)
11.09.16 Argument analysis: Justices dubious about federal jurisdiction for suits involving Fannie Mae
11.02.16 Argument analysis: Justices seem untroubled by concerns about patent plaintiffs “lying in wait” for innocent defendants
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