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Robert Jackson, Hester Peirce Assume SEC Commissioner Roles

Robert Jackson

Robert Jackson, a law professor at New York University, and Hester Peirce, a senior research fellow at George Mason University’s Mercatus Center, have been sworn in as commissioners of the Securities and Exchange Commission.

SEC said Thursday Jackson will serve at the commission through June 5, 2019 and Peirce through June 5, 2020.

Both new commissioners were nominated by President Donald Trump and confirmed by the Senate in late 2017.

Jackson previously taught law classes and served as director of the Program on Corporate Law and Policy at Columbia Law School.

Hester Peirce

He also served as an adviser for the Troubled Asset Relief Program at the Treasury Department‘s Office of the Special Master for TARP Executive Compensation.

Peirce worked as director for the Financial Markets Working Group for George Mason University’s Mercatus Center in addition to her previous role as senior research fellow there.

She previously worked on the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee with Sen. Richard Shelby (R-Alabama), counsel to then-SEC Commissioner Paul Atkins and staff attorney in the commission’s investment management division.

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