Faculty News

  • Yelnosky on Bar Exams
    Dean Michael Yelnosky speaks to WPRO AM 630's Gene Valicenti about the purpose and effectiveness of bar exams in determining fitness to practice law.
  • Adjunct Professor Linn Foster Freedman
    Freedman Tackles Privacy, Data Security
    Adjunct Professor and BOD member Linn Foster Freedman has joined Robinson+Cole as a partner. She will chair its Privacy and Data Security Team.
  • RI State House
    Yelnosky on State Pension Lawsuit
    Dean Yelnosky explains to WJAR the astronomical stakes and costs involved in the pension reform lawsuit, which will impact all Rhode Islanders.


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.