Meyer “Mike” Eisenberg is a senior research scholar and lecturer in law at Columbia Law School, since 2006.
His current interests include the effects on the structure and regulation of an increasingly globalized financial services and securities market, with differing national rules and exponential growth of an array of institutional and retail investors; an assessment of recent reform efforts; securities litigation issues; and investment company and advisers act issues.
Eisenberg was the deputy general counsel and acting director of the Division of Investment of the Securities Exchange Commission (1998 to 2006). Prior to the SEC, he worked in private practice from 1970 to 1998.
He has taught at Georgetown University,was a visiting professor of law and director of the National Center on Financial Services at the University of California, Berkeley, (1985-86) and a visiting professor of law at Willamette University College of Law.
Eisenberg is the author of articles and notes of securities and regulatory issues and has lectured on these subjects at the Annual Columbia/Amsterdam/Leiden program, at the Goethe University in Frankfurt, the Hebrew Univ/Israel Securities Authority program in Jerusalem, and at the EUI programs.
He clerked for Chief Justice William M. McAllister, Supreme Court of Oregon.
Eisenberg received his LL.B. from Columbia Law School in 1958 and his B.A. from Brooklyn College in 1953.