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SEC Biography:
Commissioner Harvey J. Goldschmid

Commissioner  Harvey J. Goldschmid  

Harvey J. Goldschmid was a Commissioner at the Securities and Exchange Commission while on leave from the Columbia University School of Law, where he was serving as Dwight Professor of Law, beginning in 1984, and was an Assistant Professor (1970-71), an Associate Professor (1971-73), and a Professor of Law (1973-84) at Columbia. In 1998-99, Commissioner Goldschmid served as General Counsel (chief legal officer) of the SEC, and from January 1 to July 15, 2000, he was Special Senior Advisor to SEC Chairman Arthur Levitt.

Commissioner Goldschmid is the author of numerous publications on corporate, securities, and antitrust law, and a frequent lecturer at national and international legal programs and seminars. He received the 1999 Chairman's Award for Excellence from the SEC, and several teaching awards, including Columbia Law School's Willis L.M. Reese Award for Excellence in Teaching in both 1996 and 1997.

From 1980-93, Commissioner Goldschmid served as a Reporter for the American Law Institute's Corporate Governance Project. From 2000-01, he served as Chair of the Nominating Committee, and in 1998, completed a term as Treasurer and a member of the Executive Committee (i.e., Board of Directors) of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, where Commissioner Goldschmid previously served as Chair of the Executive Committee, Chair of the Committee on Securities Regulation, and Chair of the Committee on Antitrust and Trade Regulation. He also has served as Chair of the Section on Antitrust and Economic Regulation of the Association of American Law Schools and as Founding Director of Columbia University's Center for Law and Economic Studies. He served in 1997-98 as a consultant to both the Federal Trade Commission and the SEC, and during this period, was a member of the Legal Advisory Committee (and Chair of its Subcommittee on Corporate Governance) of the New York Stock Exchange.

Commissioner Goldschmid received his J.D., magna cum laude, from the Columbia University School of Law in 1965 and a B.A., also magna cum laude, from Columbia College in 1962. He was Articles Editor of the Columbia Law Review and a member of Phi Beta Kappa. His publications include Cases and Materials on Trade Regulation (5th ed. 2003) (with Pitofsky and Wood); The Impact of the Modern Corporation (1984) (with Bock, Millstein, and Scherer); Business Disclosure: Government's Need to Know (1979); and Industrial Concentration: The New Learning (1974) (with Mann and Weston).



Modified: 01/23/2009