Howell E. Jackson

Howell E. Jackson is the James S. Reid, Jr., Professor of Law at Harvard Law School. Since joining the Harvard faculty in 1989, he has authored numerous scholarly articles and other publications on financial regulation. He has also advised government officials on regulatory policy in the United States and around the world. Jackson is the founding editor of the SSRN Regulation of Financial Institutions eJournal and a member of the academic advisory panel for the Cambridge University Press financial and corporate law series. Since 2005, Jackson has been a trustee of CREF and affiliated TIAA-CREF mutual funds. He is also on the board of Commonwealth, a non-profit focused on improving financial security of low and moderate income households. Professor Jackson occasionally serves as consultant to or expert witness for U.S. regulatory authorities and other governmental bodies. During the 1983 October Term, he was a law clerk for Associate Justice Thurgood Marshall. Additional information on Professor Jackson’s activities is available at


Margaret E. Tahyar

Margaret E. Tahyar is a partner in the Financial Institutions Group at Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP. Since joining Davis Polk in 1989, she has advised financial institutions on a wide range of regulatory reform, enforcement, and transactions. In addition to her full-time law practice, Tahyar teaches part-time at Harvard Law School (Bruce W. Nichols Lecturer in Law) and has also taught as an adjunct at Columbia Law School. She writes and speaks frequently and is recognized as a leading lawyer in the area of financial regulation (band 1 in Chambers and National Law Journal’s Outstanding Women Lawyers 2015). After becoming a partner in 1997, she spent twelve years in Europe, first in London and then in Paris. During the 1988 October Term, she was a law clerk for Associate Justice Thurgood Marshall. Additional information on Ms. Tahyar’s activities is available at