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Arizona University Law Review,
Volume 57, Issue 1 (2014)
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Securities Litigation in the Roberts Court: An Early Assessment

Judgment Day for Fraud-on-the-Market: Reflections on Amgen and the Second Coming of Halliburton

The Problem of Reliance in Securities Fraud Class Actions

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Remembering our Friend, Harvey Goldschmid

   

On February 11, 2015, the Institute for Law and Economic Policy (ILEP) lost a great friend and supporter, Professor Harvey Goldschmid. ILEP could not have succeeded without the tireless effort of many, including Harvey, who was an integral part of ILEP's planning since day one. Harvey will most be remembered for his tireless efforts to support and fight for the rights of ordinary shareholders against corporate greed and misconduct.

In 1997-1998 Professor Goldschmid was a consultant on antitrust policy to the Federal Trade Commission, and in 1995-1996 was a member of the FTC's Task Force on High Tech/Innovation Issues. Harvey served as General Counsel to the Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC) from 1998 to 1999 and as special senior adviser to then Chairman Arthur Levitt in 2000. In 1999, he received the Chairman's Award He served as an SEC Commissioner of from 2002 - 2005 where he helped guide the SEC's response to the accounting scandals of the early 2000s. He was sworn in as a commissioner the day after then President George W. Bush signed the Sarbanes-Oxley corporate-reform law. Working with Senator Sarbanes he was a key architect of that law. He was also the main architect of the SEC's Regulation FD, the rule enacted in 2000 which prohibits companies from selectively leaking market-moving information to securities analysts or favored investors without informing the general public.

In addition, Harvey was also a longtime corporate and securities law professor at Columbia Law School where he received his law degree in 1965. He was named Columbia's Dwight Professor of Law in 1984 after joining the faculty in 1970, starting out as an Assistant Professor. He was a member of the Systemic Risk Council, a private-sector group of former government officials and financial and legal experts formed after the 2008 financial crisis to monitor and encourage reform of the U.S. financial system. He also served as a Public Governor and Chair of the Regulatory Policy Committee of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (IFRS) Foundation, as a Director of the National Center on Philanthropy and the Law, as a Director of Transparency International-USA, on the Governing Board (and Vice Chair) of the Center for Audit Quality, and as a member of the Systemic Risk Council. Until recently, he served as Chair of the Board of Directors of the Greenwall Foundation, on the Advisory Board of Yale's Millstein Center for Corporate Governance and Performance, on the PCAOB Advisory Council, and as Co-Chair of the IASB/FASB Financial Crisis Advisory Group ("an 18 member panel of senior international leaders with broad experience in the global financial system"). Harvey has published numerous articles in law reviews and other publications around the world.

Harvey is survived by his wife, Mary, and his children, Charles, Paul and Joseph.

We will all miss Harvey's knowledge, intelligence, sound advice but more than anything, his friendship.

Please visit The Harvey J. Goldschmid Fund at Columbia Law School. ILEP - Institute for Law and Economic Policy