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Thaya Brook Knight

Associate Director of Financial Regulation Studies, Cato Institute
Thaya Brook Knight

Thaya Brook Knight is associate director of financial regulation studies at the Cato Institute. She is an attorney with extensive experience in securities regulation, small business capital access, and capital markets. Before joining Cato, she co-founded and served as general counsel of CrowdCheck, a company providing due diligence and disclosure services in the online investing market. Following the recent financial crisis, she served as investigative counsel for the congressional oversight panel charged with overseeing the expenditure of Troubled Asset Relief Program funds. She also spent several years with the Washington office of the law firm WilmerHale, where her practice focused on securities litigation, securities enforcement defense, and corporate investigations.

She holds a BA from Middlebury College and a JD from the University of Michigan Law School.


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Publications and Multimedia
Salman v. United States - Post-Decision SCOTUScast
SCOTUScast 12-21-16 featuring Thaya Brook Knight
December 21, 2016
Insider Trading & the Rule of Law
Short video featuring Thaya Brook Knight
November 10, 2016
Salman v. United States - Post-Argument SCOTUScast
SCOTUScast 11-3-16 featuring Thaya Brook Knight
November 03, 2016
Salman v. United States (The Insider Trading Case)
Short video featuring Thaya Brook Knight
October 03, 2016