American Law Institute

Corporate Governance Standards
Capital Market Competitiveness

European Corporate Governance Institute
9th October 2007
Securities and Exchange Commission
Washington DC

A free all-day conference co-sponsored by the American Law Institute and the European Corporate Governance Institute
Professor Howell E. Jackson
James S. Reid, Jr. Professor of Law
Harvard Law School

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Howell Jackson is Vice Dean for Budget, and the James S. Reid, Jr., Professor of Law at Harvard Law School where he teaches courses on the regulation of financial institutions, securities regulation, pension law, international finance, and analytical methods for lawyers.

His research currently deals with the regulation of international securities market, reform of the social security system, problems in consumer finance, and comparative cost-benefit analyses of financial regulation. He is co-author of the Regulation of Financial Institutions (West 1999) and Analytical Methods for Lawyers (Foundation Press 2003) and author of numerous scholarly articles.

Professor Jackson has served as a consultant to the United States Treasury Department in connection with the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act and also as an adviser to the United Nations Development Progamme, the World Bank/International Monetary Fund, and the Harvard Institute for International Development in connection with various projects involving the reform of financial systems in other countries. Prior to joining the Harvard Law School faculty in 1989, Professor Jackson served as a law clerk to U.S. Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall and practiced law in Washington, D.C.

He received a JD-MBA degree from Harvard University in 1982 and a B.A. from Brown University in 1976.

The ALI and the ECGI are grateful for support for the 2007 Conference from
The European Commission