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Interview with Harvey J. Goldschmid

Harvey J. Goldschmid

Dwight Professor of Law 
Columbia Law School 
Former General Counsel, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission 



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").