Mark E. Budnitz

Mark E. Budnitz, professor of law emeritus, taught Commercial Paper and Payment Systems, Consumer Protection, Sales, and The Law of Electronic Commerce. Prior to teaching at Georgia State University, he was an attorney in legal services programs for the poor, including serving as the executive director of the National Consumer Law Center. He also headed the Bankruptcy Reorganization branch of the Securities and Exchange Commission’s southeastern regional office.

In addition, he has taught at Boston University and Emory University. Budnitz specializes in consumer protection, with a special interest in electronic payment systems. He has published over 35 articles on this and other topics. In addition, he has written books on credit reporting and bankruptcy. For many years he wrote yearly updates for two other books, Consumer Banking and Payments Law and the Law of Lender Liability.

Budnitz lectures widely on payment systems before groups such as bar associations, regulators, and consumer lawyers and professors. He is a member of the American Law Institute. He is on the board of directors of the National Consumer Law Center and the Advisory Committee of the Atlanta Legal Aid Society. He was a member of the Federal Reserve Board’s Consumer Advisory Council. He is the former Bobby Lee Cook Professor of Law. In 2005 he received the Patricia T. Morgan Award for Outstanding Faculty Scholarship. He received the 1998 Writing Competition Award from the American College of Consumer Financial Services Lawyers.

Budnitz graduated from Dartmouth College and Harvard Law School.

Mark Budnitz was appointed to the Board in 2002.