Alex worked in the finance industry from 1986 to 2015, when he began his teaching career. Currently he is an Instructor in the Financial Mathematics Program on financial regulation and risk management. He also is Lecturer at the UCLA School of Law and UCLA’s Anderson School of Management, where he teaches in its Master of Financial Engineering program. His book, Bank Regulation, Risk Management, and Compliance, published in 2019, drew much its material and its key concepts from his work in designing his FINM course. His second book, Anti-Money Laundering Regulation and Compliance: Key Problems and Practice Areas, is scheduled for publication in June 2021. Alex spent most of his career in finance at Moody’s Investors Service. At Moody’s, in his last position he headed Global Covenant Research, which publishes reports on legal protections in leveraged finance transactions. He was also Senior Credit Officer in Moody’s Structured Finance Group, where he rated a wide variety of traditional and esoteric asset classes and bank-supported liquidity structures. He also served as Moody’s Global Ratings Compliance Officer for Structured Finance. In this role, he helped design and implement a first-of-its-kind ratings compliance system to address conflicts in the credit ratings process in the aftermath of the Enron and WorldCom accounting scandals. Prior to Moody’s, he was a Branch Chief in Trading Practices at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in Washington, D.C. He began his law career in New York, specializing in secured lending, bankruptcy issues, and bank regulatory matters. Alex holds an AB from Harvard University, an MA from Columbia University, and a JD from Emory University School of Law, where he was Executive Articles Editor of the Emory Law Journal.