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Corporate Integrity and Transparency: Stories from the Frontline

On October 2nd the Robert Zicklin Center for Corporate Integrity will host renowned Professor of law Robert J. Jackson, Jr. for the second seminar in the HSBC Student Series on Ethics and Accountability. Prof. Jackson will speak from his experience in government and academia in the wake of the financial crash.
When  Oct 02, 2014
from 12:45 PM to 02:15 PM
Where  Baruch College's Newman Vertical Campus, 55 Lexington Avenue (enter on 24th or 25th St.), room 14-220
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Contact Phone  646-312-3231
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Watch the video recording of Robert Jackson Jr.'s October 2nd presentation

About the Program

As the Fall 2014 Speaker in the HSBC Student Series on Ethics and Accountability, Professor Robert J. Jackson, Jr. will discuss ways in which he believes the American marketplace falls short of the ideal in the areas of transparency and accountability. Drawing on his experience working on TARP as well as on his academic research and activism, he will address such issues as executive compensation, corporate political spending and shareholder rights in the context of the economic uncertainties of the last several years.

About the Speaker

Robert J. Jackson, Jr. is Associate Professor of Law, Milton Handler Fellow, and Co-Director of the Ira M. Millstein Center for Global Markets and Corporate Ownership at Columbia Law School, where his research emphasizes empirical study of executive compensation and corporate governance matters. Before joining the faculty in 2010, Professor Jackson served as an advisor to senior officials at the Department of the Treasury and in the Office of the Special Master for TARP Executive Compensation. Before that, Professor Jackson practiced in the Executive Compensation Department of Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen and Katz.

Professor Jackson has testified about his work before the U.S. Senate, and his research has been the subject of rulemaking commentary before several federal agencies, including the Federal Reserve and the Securities and Exchange Commission. His most recent projects include the first empirical study of incentives throughout the managerial hierarchy of a large investment bank (Stock Unloading and Banker Incentives, 112 Colum. L. Rev. 951 (2012)) and the first comprehensive study of CEO pay in firms owned by private equity (Private Equity and Executive Compensation, 60 U.C.L.A. L. Rev. 638 (2013)). Professor Jackson has also written about corporate spending on politics (Corporate Political Speech: Who Decides?, 124 Harv. L. Rev. 83 (2010) (with Lucian A. Bebchuk)), and co-chaired a group of legal academics that has petitioned the SEC to make rules requiring U.S. public companies to disclose such spending.

In 2012, Columbia students honored Professor Jackson with the Willis L.M. Reese Prize for Excellence in Teaching. Also in 2012, Professor Jackson moderated a Fred Friendly Seminar on Financial Innovation in conjunction with Columbia Business School.

The HSBC Student Series: Bringing today’s ethical challenges to tomorrow’s business leaders

The HSBC Student Series on Ethics and Accountability is a four-part discussion focused on a broad range of current ethical issues in business, finance, government, law, and society. The programs are designed by expert faculty to increase student engagement in business ethics matters.  On behalf of Baruch College, the Robert Zicklin Center for Corporate Integrity thanks HSBC for its generous support.


12:00 pm - Registration and lunch
12:45 pm - Presentation


Complimentary pre-registration is required to attend this program. Register online, by phone or e-mail:

  1. Complete the online registration form
  2. Call us at 646-312-3231 or
  3. E-mail us at matthew.lepere@baruch.cuny.edu

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