Adrian Ohmer is an adjunct clinical professor of law who teaches Innovation Platform and co-leads the Venture Capital Lab. He works at the UAW Retiree Medical Benefits Trust on the strategic opportunities team. Prior to that, Professor Ohmer was a principal at Invest Detroit Ventures, where he was the recipient of the 2015 Up & Coming Investor of the Year Award from the Michigan Venture Capital Association (MVCA). He sits on the membership committee of the MVCA, and is a member of the board of directors of the Neutral Zone and 826michigan.
Professor Ohmer is a 2013 graduate of the University of Michigan Law School, where he served as editor-in-chief of the Michigan Business & Entrepreneurial Law Review, authored "Investing in Cannabis: Inconsistent Government Regulation and Constraints on Capital" (Vol. 3, Fall 2013), and co-authored "A Very Quiet Revolution—A Primer on Securities Crowdfunding and Title III of the JOBS Act" (Vol. 2, Fall 2012).
During law school, Professor Ohmer was a summer associate in the New York offices of Morrison & Foerster LLP, where he focused on small and emerging corporate matters and fund formation, and was a summer associate in the global compliance group at Goldman Sachs, where he focused on Dodd-Frank implementation and lobbying issues.
Prior to earning his JD, Professor Ohmer worked at Goldman Sachs, where he began his career in credit derivatives, worked in the office of the chairman, served as chief of staff to the global head of private wealth management, and worked for the global chief operating and marketing officers of private wealth management on various strategic and analytical projects.
Professor Ohmer earned his BSFS from Georgetown University in 2006 with a concentration in Latin American and African comparative studies, and served as the chairman of The Students of Georgetown, Inc., one of the largest student-run corporations in the country.
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