Vega Selected as Dean of Jones School of Law

  Faulkner University is pleased to welcome Matt A. Vega as Dean of the Thomas Goode Jones School of Law, effective June 1, 2014. After a nationwide search, Vega was selected to succeed former Dean Charles Nelson, who is retiring after 10 years of service to the school. Vega is a 1993 graduate of Yale Law School. While at Yale, Vega served as the Executive Editor of the Yale Journal of Regulation, and was a member of the Yale Moot Court Board. Prior to attending law school, Vega earned his Bachelor of Arts degree, summa cum laude, from Freed-Hardeman University in 1990. Vega is a member of both the Alabama and Tennessee Bar Associations. Vega began his professional career as an associate at Sirote & Permutt in Birmingham, Alabama. He later served as corporate counsel for Bruno’s, Inc., Advantica Restaurant Group, Inc., and Federal Express Corporation. As senior counsel at FedEx, Vega was responsible for corporate compliance with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act as well as anti-terrorism and supply chain security laws worldwide. Vega joined the faculty of Faulkner’s Jones School of Law in 2007. Since then, Vega has published articles in the Harvard Journal of Legislation, the Michigan Journal of International Law, the Connecticut Law Review, and the Loyola of Los Angeles Law Review. Vega’s legal scholarship explores foreign bribery, whistleblowing, corporate speech and other matters pertaining to transnational corporate activity. “Matt Vega has a great vision for the future of Jones Law School and will work collaboratively with the faculty there to develop and implement a strategic plan for continued growth and success,” said Faulkner University’s president, Billy D. Hilyer. “Matt is a proven and experienced attorney, and an accomplished legal scholar and teacher. I have no doubt that the law school will continue to excel in preparing its graduates to contribute to the legal profession under his leadership.”

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