Robert Jackson, Columbia Law Professor, Nominated to Fill Empty SEC Seat

By:
Chris Gaetano
Published Date:
Sep 5, 2017
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The administration has nominated Robert Jackson Junior, a Columbia Law professor, to fill in a currently-vacant seat on the Securities and Exchange Commission, according to Bloomberg. If confirmed he will occupy the seat on the commission traditionally reserved for Democrats. Jackson directs the school's Program on Corporate Law and Policy, and specializes in the fields of executive compensation, corporate governance, corporate finance and corporate law. Most recently he has been researching leaks of material non-public information when activist hedge funds gains corporate board seats, as well as activist derivative usage. 

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