Gregory J. Fleming '88 to Join Yale Law School’s Corporate Law Center

Gregory J. Fleming ’88, the former president of Morgan Stanley Wealth Management and Morgan Stanley Investment Management, has accepted an appointment as Senior Research Scholar at Yale Law School and Distinguished Visiting Fellow of the Center for the Study of Corporate Law at Yale Law School in January 2016.  Mr. Fleming is a leading authority in the global financial services industry.  At Yale Law School’s Corporate Law Center, he will teach, write, and conduct research related to ethics in financial markets and the contributions of a successful financial industry to a nation’s larger economy.

“We are delighted to welcome Greg Fleming back to Yale Law School,” said Yale Law School Dean Robert C. Post. “Greg has an extraordinary background in the global financial services industry as a manager and strategic advisor to some of the industry’s leading firms. We are thrilled that he will continue to share his expertise with our students, faculty, and recent graduates,” said the Dean, who noted that Mr. Fleming has been lecturing at the School on and off since 2009.  “Greg’s insights and experiences have enriched the intellectual life of our Law School and its Center for the Study of Corporate Law, and his unique perspective on issues such as corporate governance, ethics, and the effects of regulatory policies on markets have exposed our students to valuable real-world experience in the financial services industry.”

Mr. Fleming joined Morgan Stanley in February 2010 as President of Morgan Stanley Investment Management, a role he held until October 2015. He assumed the additional role leading Wealth Management in January 2011.

Prior to joining Morgan Stanley, Mr. Fleming served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Merrill Lynch from June of 2007 to early 2009.  Previously, Mr. Fleming ran Merrill Lynch’s Global Investment Banking business and joined Merrill Lynch as an investment banker in 1992. He also has been a principal at Booz Allen Hamilton.  After leaving Merrill Lynch in January of 2009 after 17 years, Mr. Fleming was a Senior Research Scholar and Distinguished Visiting Fellow of the Center for the Study of Corporate Law at Yale Law School. 

Mr. Fleming is a member of the board of governors of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Economic Club of New York.  Mr. Fleming also serves on the boards of directors of the Turn 2 Foundation, Ronald McDonald House, Colgate University, and Deerfield Academy.  He earned his B.A. summa cum laude in economics from Colgate University, where he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa, and his J.D. from Yale Law School.