Robert Jackson rejoins NYU Law faculty

Professor Robert Jackson Jr., who has been on public service leave at the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) since January 2018, will return to NYU Law this semester. He will teach a course on investment banking starting in February.

Robert Jackson
Robert Jackson Jr.

Jackson joined the NYU Law faculty in September 2017, coming from Columbia Law School, where he taught courses on corporations, investment banking, and leadership for lawyers. He was in residence at NYU Law during the 2016-17 academic year.

In addition to a distinguished career in public service, Jackson has a record of outstanding teaching and institutional leadership. His academic work has focused on corporate governance and the use of advanced data science techniques to improve transparency in securities markets. His published work includes a study shining light on trading activity before the announcement of major corporate events, the first study of the effect of mandatory disclosure required by the JOBS Act on trading by individual investors, and the first comprehensive study of CEO pay in companies under private equity ownership. He has testified on his scholarship before the US Senate, and his work was previously the subject of rulemaking commentary before federal agencies, including the Federal Reserve and the SEC. At Columbia, he was honored with the Willis L. M. Reese Prize for Excellence in Teaching.

Before joining the Columbia Law faculty, Jackson served as an adviser to senior officials at the US Department of the Treasury and in the Office of the Special Master for TARP Executive Compensation. Prior to that government service, he practiced at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, where he focused on executive compensation. Jackson earned a BA from the University of Pennsylvania and a BS from its Wharton School in 1999, an MBA from Wharton in 2000, an MPP from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government in 2005, and a JD from Harvard Law School in 2005.

Posted January 20, 2020