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Event Title:  A Lecture, "Shining Light on Corporate Political Spending" with Prof. Robert J. Jackson, Jr.
A New York State Continuing Legal Education Program
Date:   Apr 14, 2014
Time:   6:30PM - 8:30PM

The University of California Washington Center
1608 Rhode Island Avenue, NW
(Between 16th-17th Streets)
Washington, D.C.


The Columbia Law School Alumni Association of Washington DC cordially invites you to attend this lecture by Professor Robert J. Jackson, Jr. in which he will discuss the significance of Shining Light on Corporate Political Spending and focus on a rulemaking petition that he submitted to the SEC along with papers he published in the Harvard Law Review and Georgetown Law Journal.

6:30 – 6:35 P.M. WELCOME
John Reardon '93
President, Columbia Law School Alumni Association of D.C.
6:35 – 8:00 P.M.

NYS MCLE, 2.0 CREDITS: Law Practice Management, Areas of Professional Practice
Robert J. Jackson, Jr.
Associate Professor of Law and Milton Handler Fellow; Co-Director, Ira M. Millstein Center
8:00 – 8:15 P.M. CONCLUDING REMARKS & DISMISSAL John Reardon '93
President, Columbia Law School Alumni Association of D.C.

Columbia Law School's Social Justice Initiatives and Externship on the Federal Government in Washington D.C..

Associate Professor of Law and Milton Handler Fellow; Co-Director, Ira M. Millstein Center

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.

Please note that confirmed reservations are transferable, and, since space is limited, the favor of cancellation notice is requested. Kindly notify Danya Ray of transfers or cancellations as soon as possible, and, if possible, by the close of preregistration. We regret on-site registration will be unavailable.

Columbia Law School has been certified by the New York State Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Board as an Accredited Provider of CLE programs. Under New York State CLE regulations, successful completion of this live CLE program, which is suitable for both transitional and non-transitional attorneys, will provide two (2.0) credit hours that can be applied toward the Areas of Professional Practice and Law Practice Management requirement, in the amount of one each. CLE credit is awarded only for attendance of the entire program, as reflected in the program register, which attorneys seeking credit must sign both prior to and following their attending the program. Attorneys attending only part of the program are not eligible for partial credit for it, although they are most welcome to attend it. On sign-out or otherwise on departure, attorneys should also submit their completed Evaluation Form, provided at the program. Please note the NYS Certificates of Attendance will be sent to the mailing address as it appears in the register unless otherwise noted there.


Registration has closed. Walk-ins are welcomed and encouraged!