Faculty News

  • City Year Providence
    Professor, Alumna Lead City Year Board
    Professor Andy Horwitz and Stephanie Federico ’03 co-chair advisory board of City Year Providence, aiming to dramatically cut dropout rates
  • Judge Edward C. Clifton
    Judge Edward Clifton Joins Faculty
    The recently retired Rhode Island Superior Court judge will work with students on research related to racial and ethnic fairness in courts across the country.
  • Immigration Detention
    Hassel on Qualified Immunity
    Professor Diana Hassel explains why immigration officials could not claim qualified immunity after mistakenly detaining an American citizen for 24 hours.


Mary Joan Hoene

Mary Joan Hoene
Adjunct Professor of Law
Attorney at Law

Mary Joan Hoene is a securities lawyer with a specialty in investment management law and regulation.  She works with mutual funds, closed-end funds, exchange-traded funds, private funds, fund sponsors, broker-dealers, investment advisers, banks, insurance companies and the independent directors of investment companies.  She was previously a partner at Carter, Ledyard & Milburn LLP, the independent fund chief compliance officer at Bank of America from 2004 to 2007, Deputy Director of the Securities and Exchange Commission's Division of Investment Management from 1986 to 1988.  Ms. Hoene is a member of the New York City Bar Association's Investment Management Regulation Committee, of the Advisory Board of the Mutual Fund Direectors Forum, of the Women's Investment Management Forum and of the Business Law Section of the American Bar Association.  She has served on the Zoning Board, City of Newport, Rhode Island, since August 2007.