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Justin A. Giordano, Esq., J.D., MBA


Justin Giordano

Justin Giordano  



Justin A. Giordano is a Professor of Business and Law, Attorney, Scholar, Columnist, Entrepreneur, Music Industry expert, and Singer/Songwriter/Producer  


Justin Giordano is a Professor of Business & Law at the State University of New York-Empire State College. He holds a Juris Doctor degree and an MBA in Finance and licensed attorney in the states of New York, New Jersey & Connecticut, and is admitted to the United States Supreme Court, The Court of the Armed Forces, United States Court of Federal Claims, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Maintaining an active presence in various fields and sectors, he is a member of many professional legal and business organizations, including the New York State Bar Association, NYSBA's Entertainment, Arts & Sports Section, Suffolk County Association, and regularly serves as a judge for the ABA's [American Bar Association] Appellate Moot Court National Competition and various other Regional Moot Court Competitions.

His areas of academic expertise, research, and teaching interests include the following: Law, principally constitutional, business, international, music and entertainment law; Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management; United States Economic Policy, particularly as it impacts and affects domestic, societal, global and the geo-political arena; the Music and Entertainment Industry, Music Entrepreneurship; and the Strategic Business Environment, including international business. He teaches at broad array of courses related to his aforementioned areas of expertise in the undergraduate and MBA programs.

He has been regularly published in scholarly, professional and general interest publications. Among them the North Carolina Central University Law Review, The Journal of the Suffolk Academy Law, the Queens Bar Bulletin, the Connecticut Bar Association Federal Practice law magazine as well as writing an op-ed/analysis column (under the designation "American Perspectives") in the Suffolk Academy of Law's Suffolk Lawyer, which is published in print and on-line. His most two recent scholarly articles are entitled "Regulations and Their Impact on Small Business and Entrepreneurship" published in the Review of Business Research (Volume 13, Number 1, 2013), and "The Minimum Wage, Unemployment, and the Youth Workforce (Ages 16-19): A Correlation and Comparative Analysis of Select Categories Including the General U.S. Labor Population for Years 2003-2012", published in the Journal of International Business and Economics (October 2013).

As a recipient of numerous academic and professional awards and fellowships, including the SUNY Empire State College's Arthur Imperatore Community Fellowship, SUNY Empire State College Scholar Across the College, multiple Direct Marketing Association Fellowships and invitations to the International Radio & Television Society's Faculty/Industry conferences, Justin Giordano's background encompasses an eclectic and diversified slate of achievements. He has also held a full array of academic governance positions, including Empire State College Senate Chair and Vice-Chair, Faculty Chair for the ESC Metropolitan Center, chair of the Middle States Self-Study Steering Committee's Leadership, Governance & Administration task force, Chair and Co-Chair of the University Faculty Senate Programs & Awards Committee, Campus Governance Leader, member of the SUNY Governance Committee, Publications (& Communications) Committee, and others.

In addition Prof. Giordano has also taught at Thomas Jefferson School of Law (San Diego, CA.) as Visiting Professor of International Law and Visiting Professor of Entertainment & Media Law, as well as teaching Constitutional Law, Law and Evidence, Major Works in Corrections, Immigration Law and Statistics at John Jay College of Criminal Justice of the City University of New York. He has lectured in Management and Organizational Behavior at Montclair State University (Montclair, NJ), Finance at State University of New York, College of Technology @ Farmingdale, and Management and Economics at the American Institute for Business & Technology's (in conjunction with SUNY New Paltz) MBA program.

Giordano's background and experience outside of academia and law includes the corporate, entrepreneurial, real estate, and music industry fields. His involvement with music spans over thirty years and incorporates the artistic, business and legal aspects. He is a member of The National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS), the Country Music Association (CMA) and several other similar organizations, as well as an attorney with music industry expertise and active member of the Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law Section of the New State Bar Association. His artistic background encompasses songwriting, music production and performance, having produced and released two CD albums of original material entitled "Here's to You, Here's to Me" [a double CD album], and "Life Goes On", and is currently working on completing a third. His music and related activities are featured on the website justinag.com.

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