Jerry W. Markham

Jerry W. Markham is a professor of law at Florida International University at Miami where he teaches corporate and international business law. He previously was a partner in the international law firm of Rogers & Wells (now Clifford Chance), chief counsel for the Division of Enforcement of the United States Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Secretary and Counsel for the Chicago Board Options Exchange, and an attorney in the Office of General Counsel at the United States Securities and Exchange Commission. Markham taught as an adjunct professor of law at the Georgetown law school in Washington, DC, and was a professor of law at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill before moving to Florida. He holds law degrees from Georgetown and the University of Kentucky and an undergraduate business degree from Western Kentucky University. Professor Markham is the author of a three-volume Financial History of the United States, published by M.E. Sharpe that was selected as a Choice Outstanding Academic Title for 2002. He authored three follow-on volumes to that history that covers the Enron era scandals through the Financial Crisis in 2008. Professor Markham is the author and coauthor of numerous other books and articles on securities, banking and commodity regulation. He is also the chairman of Markham Consulting Inc., where he has acted as an expert witness in numerous cases involving complex financial issues.