Professor Hal S. Scott, Director of the Committee on Capital Markets Regulation, is seeking to interview candidates for a Research Fellow appointment.
The Committee on Capital Markets Regulation (“Committee”) is an independent and nonpartisan 501(c)(3) research organization comprised of 33 leaders from the investor community, business, finance, law, accounting and academia and dedicated to improving the regulation of U.S. capital markets. Professor Hal S. Scott, Nomura Professor and Director of the Program on International Financial Systems at Harvard Law School, is Director of the Committee. The Committee is located in Cambridge, MA.
Under the direction and supervision of the Executive Director of Research, the Research Fellow:
• Participates in the economic and legal research and analysis of issues studied by the Committee and assists in outreach to parties in connection with implementation of the Committee’s recommendations.
• Assists the Executive Director of Research in recruiting and supervising Harvard Law School and other research associates who support the Committee’s research.
• Assists the Executive Director of Research in preparing and issuing quarterly updates of the Committee’s competitiveness measures.
• Drafts and edits comment letters, reports, statements, testimony and press releases based on the research and activities of the Committee.
Background for the Research Fellow
The ideal Research Fellow would be a 3L or recent law school graduate with an interest in financial regulation and public policy and with experience in the financial services industry. Familiarity with the Dodd-Frank Act would be a plus. Applicants should be comfortable working in a fast-paced environment with a capacity to deliver high-quality outputs and results under tight deadlines.
Experience: Law degree. Strong writing skills required.
Work week: The position is a one-year full time position (5 days).
Compensation: $50,000; competitive benefits
The Research Fellow position offers an individual the opportunity to be involved in world class research and engage with high level policy makers to assist in the implementation of the recommendations of the Committee’s 2009 report entitled The Global Financial Crisis: A Plan for Regulatory Reform, as well as to formulate positions on other issues growing out of the financial crisis.
It is contemplated that the Research Fellow would join the Committee upon graduation in June 2012, although arrangements could be made for a recent law graduate with the requisite qualifications to join at an earlier date. Residence in the Cambridge/Boston area is required.
comments: Interested candidates should email the Committee’s Chief of Staff, Jennifer Grygiel at jgrygiel at capmktsreg.org, attaching a resume.
For more information regarding the Committee please go to www.capmktsreg.org.