Harvey J. Goldschmid

Dwight Professor of Law

Harvey J. Goldschmid

Harvey J.
Dwight Professor of Law

Harvey J. Goldschmid was a Dwight Professor of Law at Columbia Law School. He was an assistant professor at the Law School from 1970 to 1971; an associate professor from 1971 to 1973; and a professor of law from 1973 to 1984. His areas of expertise were antitrust cases, trade regulation, and nonprofit institutions. Goldschmid also taught seminars regarding corporate legal topics, including state corporate law, federal securities regulation, as well as advanced corporate issues.

From 2002 to 2005, Goldschmid served as a commissioner of the United States Securities and Exchange Commission. From 1998 to 1999, he was the SEC's general counsel. In 2000, Goldschmid was the special senior advisor to SEC chairman Arthur Levitt. He was also a consultant on antitrust policy to the Federal Trade Commission and a member of the FTC's Task Force on High Tech/Innovation Issues from 1007 to 1995 to 1996.

He served as a public governor and chair of the regulatory policy committee of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority; a trustee of the International Financial Reporting Standards Foundation; a director of the National Center on Philanthropy and the Law; and director and vice-chair of the Transparency International-USA. Goldschmid served as chair of the board of directors of the Greenwall Foundation, as well as on the advisory board of the Yale's Millstein Center for Corporate Governance and Performance and the PCAOB Advisory Council.

His publications included Case and Materials on Trade Regulation (with Pitofsky and Wood), 2003, (5th edition); The Impact of the Modern Corporation (with Bock, Millstein, and Scherer), 1984; “The SEC at 70: Let's Celebrate Its Reinvigorated Golden Years” in the Notre Dame Law Review, 2005; and the foreword to Enforcement and Corporate Governance: Three Views, Global Corporate Governance Forum, 2005.

Goldschmid earned his J.D. from Columbia Law School magna cum laude in 1965 and graduated magna cum laude with a B.A. from Columbia College in 1962.

The Columbia Law School University mourned his passing in 2015.

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