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Robert Jackson, architect of political spending petition, nominated to SEC

Joe Mont | September 5, 2017

President Trump has nominated Robert Jackson to be a member of the Securities and Exchange Commission for the remainder of a five-year term expiring June 5, 2019.

Jackson 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.

A White House statement notes that Jackson’s 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...

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