November 15, 2019: Columbia Law Prof. John Coffee interviews SEC Commissioner Robert Jackson about the latest issues of corporate law that the Commission is considering. Commissioner Jackson recently dissented in a partisan 3-2 vote regarding proposed proxy solicitation rules that he says will make it easier for CEOs to spend shareholder money. The Commissioner makes a compelling case for the SEC’s role in protecting investors. Among the topics Professor Coffee brings up are new practices in short selling, the failure of the WeWork IPO, and whether the Commission has the right to seek disgorgement for violations of SEC regulations.
This interview was conducted at Columbia Law School for the podcast of the Blue Sky Blog, an offering of the law school’s Center on Corporate Governance, which Professor Coffee leads. Ren Holding, the Blog’s editor, introduces the podcast.
The podcast was produced by John Metaxas of WallStreetNorth Communications, Inc., Columbia Law ’84.