Harvey J. Goldschmid

Dwight Professor of Law

Assistant Info

Name: Hilda Daniels
Phone: 212-854-8714
Email: hdanie@law.columbia.edu

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Courses/Current Research:

Antitrust and Trade Regulation
Seminar in Nonprofit Institutions
Corporations (covers state corporate law and federal securities regulation)
Seminar in the Corporation in Modern Society (advanced issues in corporate law and securities regulation)


Columbia University School of Law 1965, magna cum laude
Columbia College, B.A., 1962, magna cum laude

Detailed Biography:

Dwight Professor of Law at Columbia University. He has served as Dwight Professor since 1984, and was an Assistant Professor (1970-71), an Associate Professor (1971-73), and a Professor of Law (1973-84) at Columbia. From 2002-05, Professor Goldschmid served as a Commissioner of the United States Securities and Exchange Commission, and in 1998-99, he was the SEC's General Counsel (chief legal officer); from January 1 to July 15, 2000, he was Special Senior Advisor to SEC Chairman Arthur Levitt.

In 1997-98, Professor Goldschmid was a consultant on antitrust policy to the Federal Trade Commission, and in 1995-96, was a member of the FTC's Task Force on High Tech/Innovation Issues. He now serves as a Public Governor and Chair of the Regulatory Policy Committee of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), as a Trustee of the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) Foundation, as a Director of the National Center on Philanthropy and the Law, as a Director of Transparency International-USA, on the Governing Board (and Vice Chair) of the Center for Audit Quality, and as a member of the Systemic Risk Council.

Until recently, he served as Chair of the Board of Directors of the Greenwall Foundation, on the Advisory Board of the Yale's Millstein Center for Corporate Governance and Performance, on the PCAOB Advisory Council, and as Co-Chair of the IASB/FASB Financial Crisis Advisory Group ("an 18 member panel of senior international leaders with broad experience in the global financial system").

Recent Publications:

Case and Materials on Trade Regulation (5th ed. 2003) (with Pitofsky and Wood); The Impact of the Modern Corporation (1984) (with Bock, Millstein, and Scherer); The SEC at 70: Let's Celebrate Its Reinvigorated Golden Years, 80 Notre Dame L. Rev. 825 (2005); Foreword to Enforcement and Corporate Governance: Three Views, Global Corporate Governance Forum (2005); and The Myth of Absolute Confidentiality and the Complexity of the Counseling Task (The Orison S. Marden Lecture), 58 A.B. Rec. 306 (2003).