Jeremy Kress

Assistant Professor of Business Law

JD Harvard Law School 2010
MPP Harvard University 2010
BBA University of Michigan 2005

Jeremy Kress is an Assistant Professor of Business Law at Michigan Ross and Co-Faculty Director of the University of Michigan’s Center on Finance, Law & Policy. His research focuses on bank regulation, systemic risk, and financial stability. 

Before entering academia, Professor Kress was an attorney in the banking regulation and policy group at the Federal Reserve Board of Governors in Washington, D.C. In that capacity, he drafted rules to implement the Dodd-Frank Act and Basel III, and he advised the Board on the legal permissibility of bank mergers and acquisitions. In 2023, Professor Kress served as Counsel to the Assistant Attorney General for Antitrust at the U.S. Department of Justice, focusing on bank merger policy.

Professor Kress has testified before Congress and serves as a member of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York’s Education and Industry Forum on Financial Services Culture. He frequently comments on financial regulatory matters in the press. Professor Kress has been featured in media outlets including the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Financial Times, Washington Post, Bloomberg News, NPR's Marketplace, Politico, Yahoo Finance, and American Banker. The Financial Times has recognized Professor Kress' work on bank merger regulation as "highly commended" academic research with real-world impact in its Responsible Business Education Awards.

Professor Kress teaches Legal Issues in Finance & Banking at Michigan Ross, and he has taught Financial Regulation at Michigan Law School. He was named one of Poets & Quants’ “Top 50 Undergraduate Professors of 2020” and won Michigan Ross’ Neary Teaching Excellence Award in 2019.

Professor Kress graduated cum laude from Harvard Law School and from the Harvard Kennedy School, where he was a Presidential Scholar. He holds a BBA from Michigan Ross. 

Latest Faculty News & Research
Systemic Risk in the Financial Sector: Ten Years After the Great Crash
Kress, J.; McCoy, P.; Schwarcz, D.
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Kress, J.; McCoy, P.; Schwarcz, D.
Centre for International Governance Innovation
Activities Are Not Enough!: Why Nonbank SIFI Designations Are Essential to Prevent Systemic Risk
Arner, D.; Avgouleas, E.; Busch, D.; Schwarcz, S