You may not have heard of Joshua Mitts, a young Columbia University professor who is making some powerful enemies on Wall Street.

The 36-year-old securities law specialist has become an increasingly influential figure in the hot debate over activist short selling since publishing a 2018 analysis of trading data that suggested some players were manipulating the market.

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