Renee Jones

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Renee Jones
Occupation Director of the Division of Corporation Finance
Employer Securities and Exchange Commission
Location Washington, D.C.

Renee Jones was appointed director of the SEC's Division of Corporation Finance effective June 21, 2021. Jones is a member of the American Law Institute and has served as the co-chair of the Securities Law Committee of the Boston Bar Association.[1]

In her SEC role, she will oversee a division of more than 400 lawyers and accountants that draft rules for companies raising capital and disclosing material news and events to shareholders. She takes over the division at a time when the commission is looking into the possibility of changing some rules that were implemented during the Trump administration, including the proxy-advice and shareholder-proposal rules.

Jones has written critically about large, private companies known as unicorns, which are valued at more than $1 billion before going public.[2]

Background[edit]

Jones most recently served as professor of law and associate dean for academic affairs at Boston College Law School, starting in 2002, where she taught courses in corporations, securities regulation, startup company governance, and financial regulation. Previously, she represented private and public companies on corporate and securities matters at Hill & Barlow law firm, which shut its doors in 2002.

Education[edit]

She received an undergraduate degree from Princeton University and a J.D. from Harvard University.

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