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Senate committee schedules hearing for SEC nominees

Joe Mont | October 18, 2017

After operating many months without a full complement of commissioners, the Securities and Exchange Commission may finally be closer to filling its empty seats.

On Oct. 24, the Senate Banking Committee will meet in open session to conduct a hearing on President Trump’s nominations of Hester Peirce, of Ohio, and Robert Jackson, Jr., of New York, to be members of 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.

A White House statement notes that Jackson’s career has spanned the public and private sectors. He served as a...

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