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Tory Baumfield

Level 2, Building 4, Faculty of Law, Bond University

Professional biography

Tory began teaching at Bond University in 2008. Prior to that, after receiving her JD from Columbia Law School in New York City, where she was Head Notes Editor of the Columbia Journal of Transnational Law, Tory spent 9 years as an associate at the Wall Street law firm, Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP. Tory worked primarily in commercial litigation, where she represented corporate clients including large banks, insurance companies, and venture capital funds in litigations and arbitrations in various arenas including the New York, California,and Texas state and federal courts. Tory's matters included the representation of two well known banks in the French Banks Holocaust Litigation filed in the EDNY federal court, for which she spent substantial time in France. Among her other matters, Tory also spent over 130 days in trial on two high-profile reinsurance arbitrations, with successful outcomes in both. Previously, Tory was a summer associate at another large New York law firm and completed internships for a federal judge in the District of New Jersey; a midsized Swiss law firm in Geneva, Switzerland; and in the United States Congress, Washington, DC, in the Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere Affairs of the House Foreign Affairs Committee.

Tory's current research focuses on the corporate governance of government business enterprises. She has published and presented at conferences in this area, and is currently pursuing her PhD on this topic at the University of Queensland.

Professional admissions

  • Admitted to Practice – New York State
  • US Federal Courts: Southern District of New York; Eastern District of New York

Teaching expertise

Tory teaches the core subjects of Corporations Law and Business Law as well as an elective on United States Law.

Tory also created Bond's Grammar for Lawyers program in 2009 and has served as Legal Writing Tutor.



  • Bachelor of Arts in International Relations, University of Pennsylvania
  • Certificate in Foreign and Comparative Law, Parker School of Foreign and Comparative Law (Columbia Law School)
  • Juris Doctor, Columbia University School of Law