Stanford Law Professor Colleen Honigsberg Appointed to SEC Investor Advisory Committee

On June 1, 2022, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) appointed Stanford Law Associate Professor Colleen Honigsberg to its Investor Advisory Committee. Honigsberg is one of eight new members chosen to fill all remaining vacancies on the committee, joining 15 current committee members. The committee, established under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, advises the SEC on regulatory priorities and various initiatives to help protect investors and promote the integrity of the U.S. securities markets.

“Colleen’s addition to the Investor Advisory Committee is great news for investors and for the SEC,” said Stanford Law Professor Joseph Grundfest, former SEC Commissioner and inaugural member of the Investor Advisory Committee. “She brings a rare and valuable perspective as a talented scholar who is also highly skilled in accounting. It’s a skill mix that the Committee has never had before, and it’s one that will be extremely valuable given the challenges the markets will face in the coming years.”

Colleen Honigsberg

​​Honigsberg’s research is focused on the empirical study of corporate and securities law. Her recent papers have examined gaps in the regulatory environment for financial advisors, carbon accounting, human capital accounting, and the incentive structure for auditors. Honingsberg’s scholarship has been published in leading academic journals, including the Journal of Financial Economics, the Journal of Law & Economics, the Stanford Law Review, and the Journal of Accounting Research.

Prior to joining Stanford Law in 2016, Honigsberg worked as a Certified Public Accountant for PricewaterhouseCoopers Advisory Services and Compass Lexecon. In addition, she previously served as a Senior Economic Research Fellow with the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board. Honigsberg received her Ph.D. from Columbia Business School and her J.D. from Columbia Law School. 

About Stanford Law School

Stanford Law School is one of the nation’s leading institutions for legal scholarship and education. Its alumni are among the most influential decision makers in law, politics, business, and high technology. Faculty members argue before the Supreme Court, testify before Congress, produce outstanding legal scholarship and empirical analysis, and contribute regularly to the nation’s press as legal and policy experts. Stanford Law School has established a model for legal education that provides rigorous interdisciplinary training, hands-on experience, global perspective, and focus on public service, spearheading a movement for change.