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Hon. Robert J. Jackson, Jr.

Hon. Robert J. Jackson, Jr.

U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
Commissioner
Washington, DC, USA


Robert 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.
Hon. Robert J. Jackson, Jr. is associated with the following items:
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs The SEC Speaks in 2018, Saturday, March 03, 2018, Washington, DC
Live Seminar  Live Seminar Hot Issues in Executive Compensation 2018, Friday, September 21, 2018, New York, NY
50th Annual Institute on Securities Regulation, Wednesday, November 07, 2018, New York, NY
Preparing for Shareholder Activism: What You Need to Be Doing Now 2018, Friday, November 16, 2018, New York, NY
Live Webcast  Live Webcast Hot Issues in Executive Compensation 2018, Friday, September 21, 2018, New York, NY
50th Annual Institute on Securities Regulation, Wednesday, November 07, 2018, New York, NY
Preparing for Shareholder Activism: What You Need to Be Doing Now 2018, Friday, November 16, 2018, New York, NY
PLI Grpcast-Live Web  PLI Grpcast-Live Web Hot Issues in Executive Compensation 2018, Friday, September 21, 2018, Indianapolis, IN
Hot Issues in Executive Compensation 2018, Friday, September 21, 2018, Cleveland, OH
Hot Issues in Executive Compensation 2018, Friday, September 21, 2018, Boston, MA
Hot Issues in Executive Compensation 2018, Friday, September 21, 2018, Atlanta, GA
Preparing for Shareholder Activism: What You Need to Be Doing Now 2018, Friday, November 16, 2018, Mechanicsburg, PA
Preparing for Shareholder Activism: What You Need to Be Doing Now 2018, Friday, November 16, 2018, Philadelphia, PA
Preparing for Shareholder Activism: What You Need to Be Doing Now 2018, Friday, November 16, 2018, Pittsburgh, PA
Preparing for Shareholder Activism: What You Need to Be Doing Now 2018, Friday, November 16, 2018, Cleveland, OH
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