The Future of the SEC: From Disclosure Policy to Enforcement Initiatives and Everything in Between


Cornerstone Research hosted a virtual presentation by Joseph Grundfest of Stanford Law School, former SEC Commissioner Robert Jackson Jr., and former SEC Chair Mary Jo White.

Joseph Grundfest of Stanford University, former SEC Chair Mary Jo White, and former SEC Commissioner Robert Jackson Jr. addressed the future of the Commission under a new SEC Chair. Jennifer Marietta-Westberg of Cornerstone Research served as moderator.

Their discussion focused on the SEC’s disclosure initiatives, including those related to environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG) matters, political contributions, and proxy voting, as well as enforcement priorities and related political considerations.


Joseph A. Grundfest

Former Commissioner, Securities and Exchange Commission;
W. A. Franke Professor of Law and Business, Emeritus,
Stanford Law School,
Senior Faculty, Rock Center for Corporate Governance,
Stanford University

  • Washington

Jennifer Marietta-Westberg

Vice President

Additional Speakers

Robert J. Jackson Jr.
Former Commissioner, SEC;
Professor of Law and Director of the Program on Corporate Law and Policy,
New York University School of Law
Mary Jo White
Former Chair, SEC;
Former United States Attorney, Southern District of New York;
Partner, Debevoise & Plimpton