BiographyBefore undertaking doctoral studies in 2014, Virág practiced corporate, investment, commercial, bankruptcy, antitrust and banking law at prestigious law firms and in the financial sector for 9 years. She also worked on international investment arbitration matters at Winston & Strawn in Paris, France. As an in-house counsel, she managed a team of 5-8 Attorneys for over 2 years.
Virág defended her doctoral dissertation summa cum laude in June 2018. She is the author of the book, BANKING BAILOUT LAW: A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF THE UNITED STATES, UNITED KINGDOM AND THE EUROPEAN UNION (Routledge, U.K. & U.S., 2020), which is based on her dissertation. She was a Visiting Researcher at Fordham and a Visiting Scholar at Columbia Law School in 2016-17. She also taught two interdisciplinary banking law courses at Budapest Business School in Spring 2018.
In 2018-19, Virág served as a Buergenthal Scholar at the George Washington University School of Law in Washington, D.C. She received a Pro Bono Service Award for having completed a 50-hour pro bono project at the D.C. Superior Court’s Landlord-Tenant Legal Resource Center.
Since August 2019, she has been working as an Attorney at a global pension fund’s investment office in New York, NY. She is most enthusiastic about sustainable finance and financial stability-related legal, regulatory, compliance and policy issues.
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Banking and Finance Law; Bank bailouts; Bank resolution; Financial stability; Financial crisis; Monetary policy; Central Banks; Insolvency Law, Business Law; Investment Law