Healthy Markets Association today announced that Professors James Cox and J. Robert Brown, Jr. have joined its Board of Directors. Professors Cox and Brown, who are joining the Association as disinterested directors, will be providing strategic guidance and subject matter expertise to the Board and the executive team.
The addition of Cox and Brown comes at a crucial time for Healthy Markets, as it looks to build its membership and develop its core initiatives, focusing on ATS Transparency, Metrics and Accreditation, and the Healthy Markets Research Institute.
“Professors Cox and Brown are leading voices on securities regulation and governance, and we’re thrilled to welcome them to our team,” said Dave Lauer, Chairman of Healthy Markets. “We expect them each to help us continue the dramatic growth and impact of Healthy Markets.”
“The U.S. enjoys the deepest and most trustworthy securities markets in the world. They are not only a national treasure but essential to the vitality of the U.S. economy,” said Professor Cox. “I am delighted to be part of Healthy Markets’ commitment and multi-pronged initiatives to preserve and strengthen the quality of U.S. securities markets.”
“With respect to the US securities markets, I know of few matters that are more important than a fair and efficient structure that encourages investor participation,” said Professor Brown. “The focus at Healthy Markets on transparency and market data will help influence the direction of reform and ensure that this remains the case. I very much look forward to participating in this effort.”
About Professor James D. Cox
James D. Cox is Brainerd Currie Professor of Law at Duke University School of Law. Professor Cox earned his B.S. from Arizona State University and law degrees at University of California, Hastings College of the Law (J.D.) and Harvard Law School (LL.M.). In 2001, he received an Honorary Doctorate of Mercature from the University of South Denmark. In addition to his texts Financial Information, Accounting and the Law, Corporations (with Hazen & O’Neal), Business Organizations Cases and Materials (with Eisenberg), and Securities Regulations: Cases and Materials (with Hillman & Langevoort), Professor Cox has published extensively in the areas of market regulation and corporate governance, as well as having testified before the U.S. House and Senate on insider trading, class actions, and market reform issues. He served as a member of the corporate law drafting committees in California (1977-80) and North Carolina (1984-1993) and a member of the ABA Committee on Corporate Laws. He has also served as a consultant to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and more recently, conducted training programs for securities regulators in Bosnia, China and Thailand. His professional memberships include the American Law Institute, the PCAOB Standing Advisory Group, NYSE Legal Advisory Committee, the NASD Legal Advisory Board, and the Fulbright Law Discipline Review Committee.
About Professor J. Robert Brown, Jr.
J. Robert Brown, Jr. is a Professor at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law, the Director of the Corporate & Commercial Law Program at the law school, and serves as the Secretary to the SEC’s Investor Advisory Committee. He has written extensively on corporate and securities law subjects, including a textbook on Corporate Governance and a book on corporate disclosure (The Regulation of Corporate Disclosure). Several of his articles that have been cited by the US Supreme Court (including one in Basic v. Levinson, the seminal case on materiality under the antifraud provisions). Professor Brown has advised foreign governments on corporate and securities law reform, serves as an arbitrator for FINRA, and has been the primary drafter on a number of amicus briefs on behalf of law faculty in cases before the US Supreme Court, including Merck, Matrixx and Omnicare. Among his outside activities, Professor Brown is the chairman of the board of directors of the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless.