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Harvey Goldschmid Passes Away

Jaclyn Jaeger | February 13, 2015

Columbia Law School Professor Harvey Goldschmid, a renowned corporate governance expert who served as a commissioner and the top attorney at the Securities and Exchange Commission, died this week from complications from pneumonia.

Goldschmid-harvey-0215Goldschmid joined the Columbia Law School faculty in 1970 and became the Dwight Professor of Law in 1984. "He was the model law professor, combining real world experience and transactional sense with a strong understanding of economic theory,” said Columbia Law School Professor John Coffee. “Students adored him, practitioners respected him, and government agencies depended on him. We will not soon see his like again.”

“Harvey was an accomplished man of considerable talents who touched many lives...

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