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Congressional hearing puts SEC nominees in the spotlight

Joe Mont | October 25, 2017

On Oct. 24, the Senate Banking Committee met in open session to interview Hester Peirce and Robert Jackson, Jr., President Trump's nominees to fill open seats on the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Jackson is nominated for the remainder of a five-year term expiring June 5, 2019. He is a professor at Columbia Law School and director of its program on corporate law and policy. His academic work focuses on corporate governance and the use of advanced data science techniques to improve transparency in securities markets.

His career has spanned the public and private sectors. He served as a senior advisor at the Department of the Treasury during the Financial Crisis, assisting Kenneth Feinberg in his work as special master for TARP Executive Compensation, and previously worked as a lawyer in private practice.

Jackson holds two bachelor's degrees from the University of Pennsylvania, an M.B.A. in Finance from the Wharton School of Business, a master’s degree from...

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