In memoriam

  For me, Harvey Goldschmid and Columbia are inextricably connected. I can’t think of one without the other. Harvey discovered his passion for learning as a student at the college and the law school. Only five years after graduating, Harvey returned to Columbia to join our faculty, serving for four and a half decades. When […]

    Harvey Goldschmid was a Renaissance Man—extraordinary teacher, far-sighted public servant, skillful negotiator, and corporate statesman. But some­times, less attention is given to his career as a legal scholar. Here too, however, his work has had impact and will last. Let me focus briefly on two examples. At the request of his Columbia colleague […]

    Others in this tribute, more qualified to do so, will certainly comment on Harvey Goldschmid’s impeccable scholarship and outstanding public service. I will devote my space to our personal and professional relationship spanning forty-plus years in many endeavors, often connected to Columbia Law School. Harvey will be remembered as not only brilliant, but […]


Arthur Levitt, Jr.*

  I miss Harvey. Of course, I had heard about him long before coming to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). He was quoted frequently, and his students appeared in many different parts of my life. I encountered them throughout America, both during the days I spent in the cattle business and the brokerage industry […]

The legal community suffered a great loss with the passing of Professor Harvey Goldschmid on February 12, 2015. A renowned legal scholar and policymaker, Professor Goldschmid greatly influenced modern securities law through his time at the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), where over the span of his career he served as a Commissioner, General Counsel, […]