Satyam Khanna

Research Fellow

Satyam Khanna


Satyam Khanna is the SIEPR Policy Fellow at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research. He joined Stanford after serving as the Securities & Exchange Commission's Senior Policy Advisor for Climate & ESG, the agency’s first-ever official dedicated to integrating sustainability considerations into the federal securities laws. During his tenure, Satyam played a lead role in developing a number of path-breaking sustainability-related policies focused on enhancing transparency and accountability, and he was detailed to the EPA to advance its efforts to evaluate climate financial risks.

Satyam was a Resident Fellow at NYU Law's Institute for Corporate Governance & Finance from 2020-2021, during which he served on the Biden-Harris Presidential Transition on the financial regulators’ agency review team. He was also appointed by the SEC to be a member of its Investor Advisory Committee, an external group of experts that advises the agency on its overall regulatory priorities.

Before ICGF, Satyam served as Counsel to former SEC Commissioner Robert J. Jackson, Jr., advising on an array of novel issues in securities regulation and corporate governance. He began his public service as a civil servant in the U.S. Treasury Department on the staff of the Financial Stability Oversight Council, where he counseled senior officials on emerging risks to U.S. financial stability.

Satyam started his legal career as an associate at the law firm McDermott Will & Emery LLP. He received his B.A. in biology and political science from Washington University in St. Louis and his J.D. from Columbia Law School.



How to Get Money to Small Businesses, Fast, op-ed with Adam Levitin (New York Times)