Cristie Ford

Associate Professor
Director, Centre for Business Law

B.A. (Alberta); J.D. (Victoria); LL.M. (Columbia); JSD (Columbia)

Tel: 604.822.2711
Fax: 604.822.8108
Office Location: Allard Hall, room 456


Dr. Cristie Ford is Associate Professor and Director, Centre for Business Law. Her research focuses primarily on regulatory theory as it relates to international, US and Canadian financial and securities regulation. Her several publications have analyzed novel remedies in securities law enforcement, principles-based approaches to securities regulation, systemic risk regulation and the regulation of financial innovation, and prospects for "responsive" financial regulation. She also co-authors the leading text, Canadian Securities Regulation (5th ed., 2014) with His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston and Kathleen Rockwell.

Prior to joining UBC, Professor Ford practiced securities regulation and administrative law, including three years at Davis Polk and Wardwell LLP in New York. She obtained her graduate degrees from Columbia Law School, where she also taught in a variety of capacities. Professor Ford edits the journal Regulation & Governance, sits on the editorial board of the Journal of International Economic Law, and is a member of the Academic Advisory Board of the Canadian Coalition for Good Governance (CCGG). She has served as a consultant on several occasions on the design of a Canadian cooperative or national securities regulatory regime. In 2014, Professor Ford was a Visiting Scholar at the Hebrew University Faculty of Law. Professor Ford is currently at work on a project for Cambridge University Press, which examines the relationship between regulation and financial innovation.

Recent Publications

David Johnston, Kathleen Rockwell and Cristie Ford, Canadian Securities Regulation, 5th ed. (LexisNexis: 2014).

Cristie Ford, "Financial Innovation and Flexible Regulation: Destabilizing the Regulatory State" 18 N. Carol. Banking Inst. J. 27 (2013)

Cristie Ford, "Innovation-Framing Regulation" 649 Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science 76 (2013)

Cristie Ford, "Prospects for Scalability: Relationships and Uncertainty in Responsive Financial Regulation" 7 Regulation & Governance 14 (2013)

Cristie Ford and Hardeep Gill, "A National Systemic Risk Clearinghouse?" in Anita Anand, ed., What Next for Canada? Securities Regulation after the Reference (forthcoming 2012).

Cristie Ford, "Remedies: Dogs and Tails" in Lorne Sossin and Colleen Flood, eds., Administrative Law in Context, 2d ed. (forthcoming 2012).

Cristie Ford, "Macro and Micro Effects in Responsive Financial Regulation" 44 UBC L Rev 569-626 (2011), reprinted in Les Editions Thémis (forthcoming 2012)

Cristie Ford & David Hess, "Corporate Monitorships and New Governance Regulation: In Theory, in Practice, and in Context" 33 Law & Policy 509 (2011)

Cristie Ford & Carol Liao, "Power Without Property, Still: Unger, Berle, and the Derivatives Revolution" 33 Seattle U. L. Rev. 889 (2010)

Cristie Ford, "New Governance in the Teeth of Human Frailty: Lessons from Financial Regulation" 2010 Wisc. L. Rev. 101 (2010)

Cristie Ford, "Principles-Based Securities Regulation in the Wake of the Global Financial Crisis" 55 McGill L J 257 (2010)

Cristie Ford, "Smart enforcement: trends and innovations for monitoring, investigating and prosecuting corporate corruption,"  Transparency International, Global Corruption Report 2009: Corruption and the Private Sector, Cambridge University Press

Cristie Ford, "Principles-Based Securities Regulation," Research Study Commissioned by the Expert Panel on Securities Regulation (released January 12, 2009).

Cristie L. Ford & David Hess, "Can Corporate Monitorships Improve Corporate Compliance?" 34 J. Corp. L. 679 (2009)

Cristie L. Ford, "New Governance, Compliance, and Principles-Based Securities Regulation" (2008) 45:1 American Bus. L. J. 1.

David Hess & Cristie L. Ford, "Corporate Corruption and Reform Undertakings: A New Approach to an Old Problem" (2008) 41 Cornell Int’l L.J. 307 (2008) (PDF)

Cristie L. Ford, "Remedies: Dogs and Tails," Administrative Law in Context. Ed. Lorne Sossin and Colleen Flood (Toronto: Emond Montgomery, 2007/2008)

Cristie L. Ford, "How Should We Teach Securities Regulation in a Fast-Moving World?"  (2008) 46:1 Canadian Bus. L. Rev. 28


Publications listed on the Law Library Faculty Research Publications Database.