Columbian Law Professor Robert Jackson Named New SEC Commissioner

Law Professor Robert Jackson of the Columbia Law School was nominated by US President Donald Trump to take the open commissioner position for the Securities and Exchange Commission. The term for the said position will last until June 5, 2019.

Jackson’s credentials

Among Jackson’s credentials are serving as Columbia’s Program on Corporate Law and Policy director, Treasury Department senior advisor during the financial crisis, and helping Kenneth Feinberg in Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP). Feinberg’s job was to oversee the program’s executive compensation.

Jackson also holds several academic degrees, including two bachelor’s degrees from the University of Pennsylvania, an MBA in finance from Wharton, another master’s from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, and a law degree from Harvard.

Jackson’s team

The last remaining Democratic Commissioner is Kara Stein, whose term recently expired but was allowed to stay until her replacement was found. Jackson will take her place.

The White House has also nominated Republican Hester Pierce to fill one of the vacant commissioner’s seats. Once the Senate confirms this nomination, Pierce’s term will run until June 5, 2020. Pierce is expected to fill the seat formerly held by Luis Aguilar.

Katherine Brunnet McGuire is currently the chief of staff to Rep. Randy Hultgren. She has also been in the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee as a staff director under Sen. Mike Enzi, R-Wyo.