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IU Bloomington

Arthur Lopez

Kelley School of Business

Expert Bio

Arthur Lopez is a clinical professor of business law and ethics at the Kelley School of Business at IU Bloomington. Before joining the Kelley faculty in 2014, Lopez had nearly two dozen years of experience with the federal government in Washington, D.C., focusing as an attorney on ethics, general personnel issues, EEO and program oversight. Simultaneously, he served as the budget officer and as an associate general counsel for the U.S. Office of Government Ethics.

While at the U.S. Department of Transportation, Lopez served as director of the Office of Civil Rights for the Federal Transit Administration, specializing in social justice issues. He also served as an attorney within the Office of Chief Counsel and as an ethics attorney in the Office of White House Counsel.

Previously, he litigated for private law firms in Chicago and Los Angeles, and he served as in-house product litigation counsel for Navistar International Transportation Corp. and as senior counsel for Toyota Motor Sales Inc.

As a USA Certified Swim Coach, he founded and was president of Nadar Por Vida Inc. (which means “swim for life”), a nationally recognized and highly awarded not-for-profit corporation that served the Washington Metropolitan D.C. Community, serving Latino, at-risk, minority, first-generation, newly arrived and low-income children and their families.

Areas of Expertise

Ethical decision-making, civil rights/social justice, employment discrimination, public corruption.