Distinguished Visiting Professor
1000 LaSalle Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55403
Office Location: MSL 464
Tom Joyce grew up in St. Paul and attended Cretin High School. He graduated from St. John’s University in Collegeville, MN and the Notre Dame Law School. While in law school, he was Editor-in-Chief of the Notre Dame Lawyer.
Upon graduation, Joyce joined the Wall Street law firm of Shearman & Sterling where he remained for 33 years. Becoming a partner in 1972, he did general corporate work with an initial emphasis on public company mergers and acquisitions. From 1978 to 1981 he was a partner in Shearman & Sterling’s London office and in 1985, he was named head of the firm’s Hong Kong office. In 1989 he returned to London as head of the office.
In 1996, Joyce became a partner in the London-based international firm of Freshfields. He established a US law corporate group for Freshfields with lawyers in London, Hong Kong and Frankfurt and was co-head of Freshfields’ securities practice.
In 2003, Joyce returned to Minnesota and joined the law firm of Dorsey & Whitney where he headed the capital markets practice group until 2006 when he became Senior Counsel with reduced responsibilities.
Joyce began teaching at St. Thomas in 2006 and has taught securities regulation, corporate finance and business associations.
Joyce has served on the Boards of St. John’s and St. Mary’s College at Notre Dame, IN, Catholic Charities of St. Paul and Minneapolis, Common Hope, Global Heritage Fund and Hill Museum & Manuscript Library.
|Description of course 795 :||The subject matter of these courses will vary from year to year, but will not duplicate existing courses. Descriptions of these courses are available in the Searchable Class Schedule on Murphy Online, View Searchable Class Schedule|
|Description of course 816 :||Corporate Finance will study the basic financing techniques and related legal instruments by which business corporations raise capital. Topics covered will include venture capital, bank finance, IPO's, public and private sale of long term debt, securitization and derivatives. More theoretical topics will be covered by the course professor and more practical topics by specialist practitioners from Dorsey & Whitney who will review and discuss model agreements and term sheets. Certain areas which are increasingly regulated under the Dodd Frank legislation of 2010 will receive particular focus. They include securitization, derivatives and credit rating agencies. Students will be asked to analyze final and proposed rules under Dodd Frank. Students will be given the opportunity to work with "real" documents, drafting from models and commenting on the drafts of others. For example, a student might prepare a section of an agreement for a lender and another student might comment from the point of view of a borrower. There will be a final exam counting for half the course grade with the balance of the grade dependent on written analysis and drafting as well as oral class participation.|
|Description of course 854 :||This course will examine federal and state securities laws that regulate the process of financing business by dis- tributing securities to the public. Topics will include the nature of a security, exemptions from registration, sec- urities distribution and trading, the functions of the Securities and Exchange Commission, registration and disclosure requirements, "blue sky" laws, proxy rules, broker/dealer regulation, the regulation of investment companies and civil liabilties. Prerequisite: Business Associations|
|950||Supervised Resrch & Writing||.5|
|Description of course 950 :||Under the supervision of a faculty member, a student may receive up to two hours of course credit for researching and writing a substantial paper on a topic of the student's own choosing. The student must receive the instructor's per- mission to enroll in this course and must meet periodically with the instructor for discussion, review and evaluation. Each faculty member may supervise the research of no more than five students each semester.|