Keynote Speaker: SEC Commissioner Robert J. Jackson Jr.

Jackson 150Robert J. Jackson Jr. was appointed by President Donald Trump to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and was sworn in on January 11, 2018.

Commissioner Jackson has extensive experience as a legal scholar, policy professional, and corporate lawyer. He comes to the SEC from NYU School of Law , where he is a Professor of Law. Previously, he was Professor of Law at Columbia Law School and Director of its Program on Corporate Law and Policy. Commissioner Jackson’s academic work has focused on corporate governance and the use of advanced data science techniques to improve transparency in securities markets. He was the founding director of Columbia Law School’s Data Lab, which used cutting-edge technology to study the reliability of corporate disclosures. Commissioner Jackson has written more than 20 articles in the nation’s most prestigious legal and economics journals. His published work includes a study shining light on trading activity before the announcement of major corporate events, the first study of the effect of mandatory disclosure required by the JOBS Act on trading by individual investors, and the first comprehensive study of CEO pay in firms owned by private equity. In 2012, Columbia Law School students honored Commissioner Jackson with the Willis L.M. Reese Prize for Excellence in Teaching . He has testified on his scholarship before the U.S. Senate, and his work was previously the subject of rulemaking commentary before federal agencies, including the Federal Reserve and the SEC.

Before joining the Columbia Law School faculty in 2010, Commissioner Jackson served as a senior policy advisor at the U.S. Department of Treasury, working with Kenneth Feinberg, the Special Master for TARP Executive Compensation. In this role, he oversaw the development of policies designed to give shareholders a say on pay, improve the disclosure of executive bonuses, and encourage TARP recipients to more closely tie pay to performance. Earlier in his career, Commissioner Jackson practiced law in the executive compensation department of Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz.

Commissioner Jackson holds two bachelor’s degrees from the University of Pennsylvania, an MBA in Finance from the Wharton School of Business, a master’s degree from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, and a law degree from Harvard Law School. He was born in the Bronx, New York, and is a lifelong Yankees fan.

Comments are closed.

Details

When: Thursday, November 1, 2018
7:00 am - 8:20 am (breakfast & registration)
8:20 am - 5:00 pm (followed by cocktail party)
Where: Four Seasons Hotel
2800 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20007
CLE Credit: 6.5 hours (approved in PA)

Corporate Sponsors

Ankura 230x60

Cornerstone230-v2

JRS230

Law Firm Sponsors

Cahill

Ropes &Gray

AllenOvery230 ArnoldPorter2018 230

Baker230

BakerHostetler

BuckleySandler230 v3

Cooley2016-230

Covington2018 230

dp230x60

Debevoise230v2

HHR v2 230

kirkland230x60

latham230x60

Linklaters2018 230

Milbank 230x60

mofologo230x60

MurphyMcGonigle2018 230

paulweiss230x60

PerkinsCoie

Proskauer230v2

QE2018 230

Steptoe2018 230

Willkie 230

WSG&R