Meyer Eisenberg to Join College of Law Faculty

Meyer Eisenberg, deputy general counsel of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), recently announced that he will retire from the SEC in January and join the Willamette University College of Law faculty as a visiting professor of law.

Eisenberg will join the College of Law beginning with the spring 2006 semester. He is scheduled to teach several upper-level courses covering a range of securities issues, including securities regulation and corporate governance.

"We are delighted to have Professor Eisenberg join our faculty," said Willamette University College of Law Dean Symeon C. Symeonides. "He brings tremendous front-line experience and sophistication to the classroom, having handled some of the most complex, high-profile cases of the decade at one of the most important regulatory institutions in the country. We look forward to learning from him."

Eisenberg has served as deputy general counsel of the SEC since December 1998. He previously worked at the Commission from 1959-70 and worked in private practice from 1970-98. He was director of the National Center on Financial Services and visiting professor of law at the University of California at Berkeley from 1985-86. He also served as adjunct professor of law at Georgetown University from 1988-90.

Eisenberg earned his law degree from Columbia University and his undergraduate degree from Brooklyn College of the City University of New York. He was law clerk to Chief Justice William M. McAllister of the Oregon Supreme from 1958-59.