Guest Lecture by SEC Commissioner Hester M. Peirce

October 30, 2019
12:50pm - 1:50pm
Location
Law School, Room 119
613 S Henry St
Williamsburg, VA 23185Map this location
Access & Features
  • Open to the public

SEC Commissioner Hester M. Peirce will join our community for a public lecture during the lunch hour. Free admission and the public is welcome. Her visit is sponsored by the Center for the Study of Law and Markets.

Hester M. Peirce (from the sec.gov website):

Hester M. Peirce was appointed by President Donald Trump to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and was sworn in on January 11, 2018.

Prior to joining the Commission, Commissioner Peirce served as Senior Research Fellow and Director of the Financial Markets Working Group (now Program on Financial Regulation) at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University. While at the Mercatus Center, Commissioner Peirce’s research explored how financial markets foster economic growth and prosperity and the role well-designed regulation plays in protecting investors and consumers while promoting financial stability and innovation. Commissioner Peirce co-edited two books, authored publications, testified before Congress, and served on the SEC’s Investor Advisory Committee.

Before joining the Mercatus Center, Commissioner Peirce worked on Senator Richard Shelby’s Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs staff as Senior Counsel. In that position, she oversaw financial regulatory reform efforts following the 2008 financial crisis and conducted oversight of the regulatory implementation of the Dodd-Frank Act. Read more.