Jerry W. Markham

Jerry W. Markham

Founding Member

Jerry Markham is a prolific, nationally recognized scholar and proven classroom teacher in the fields of corporate finance, banking, commodities trading, and securities regulation. He currently teaches at Florida International University College of Law, coming from the University of North Carolina where he was a member of the law faculty for 12 years. Before that, he served for 10 years as an adjunct professor at the Georgetown University School of Law.

In addition to numerous law journal articles, Professor Markham is the author of a three-volume financial history of the United States that was selected as a Choice Outstanding Academic Title in 2002. He has also published a book on the Enron era scandals. Professor Markham has co-authored four casebooks on corporate law and banking regulation. He also has published a two-volume treatise and a history book on the law of commodity futures regulation, and was the principal coauthor of a two-volume treatise on broker-dealer regulation. Professor Markham also served as a peer reviewer for the SEC commissioned RAND study on fee based brokerage accounts.

Before his move to academia, Professor Markham had been secretary and counsel, Chicago Board Options Exchange, Inc.; chief counsel, Division of Enforcement, United States Commodity Futures Trading Commission; attorney, Securities and Exchange Commission; and a partner with the international firm of Rogers & Wells (now Clifford Chance) in Washington, D.C. In law school, he served as Editor-in-Chief of the Kentucky Law Journal and was named to the Order of the Coif.

Professor Markham received his B.S. degree from Western Kentucky University, his J.D. degree from the University of Kentucky College of Law and his LL.M. from Georgetown University.