The Resource The triumph, tragedy and lost legacy of James M. Landis : a life on fire, Justin O'Brien

The triumph, tragedy and lost legacy of James M. Landis : a life on fire, Justin O'Brien

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The triumph, tragedy and lost legacy of James M. Landis : a life on fire
Title
The triumph, tragedy and lost legacy of James M. Landis
Title remainder
a life on fire
Statement of responsibility
Justin O'Brien
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
James M Landis {u2013} scholar, administrator, advocate and political adviser {u2013} is known for his seminal contribution to the creation of the modern system of market regulation in the USA. As a highly influential participant in the politics of the New Deal he drafted the statute which was to become the foundation for securities regulation in the US, and by extension the founding principle of financial market regulation across the world. He was also a complex and in some ways tragic figure, whose glittering career collapsed following the revelation that he had failed to pay tax for a five year period in the 1950s. The oversight was to cost possible elevation to the Supreme Court, forced prosecution and sentencing in 1963 to one month's imprisonment, commuted to forced hospitalisation, and subsequent suspension of licence to practise. This candid and revealing book sets his life in the context of his work as an academic, legislative draftsman, administrator and Dean of Harvard Law School. In rescuing from history Landis's battles and achievements in regulatory design, theory and practice, it speaks directly to the perennial problems in financial market regulation - how to deal with institutions deemed too big to fail, how to regulate the sale of complex financial instruments and what role can the professions play as gatekeepers of market integrity. It argues that in failing to learn from the lessons of history we limit the capacity of regulatory intervention to facilitate cultural change, without which contemporary responses to financial crises are destined to fail.--Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
O'Brien, Justin
Index
index present
LC call number
KF373.L33
LC item number
O27 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Landis, James M.
  • Lawyers
  • Law teachers
  • College teachers
  • United States
  • United States.
  • Landis, James M.
  • College teachers
  • Employees
  • Law teachers
  • Lawyers
  • United States
Label
The triumph, tragedy and lost legacy of James M. Landis : a life on fire, Justin O'Brien
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The draftsman : the normative underpinnings of the disclosure paradigm
  • The administrator : codes of conduct and the dynamics of regulatory politics
  • The activist : institutionalizing the new deal
  • The firefighter : the existential choice
  • The transformational dean : law, lawyers and society
  • The advisor : revitalizing and losing regulatory authority
  • The fall : hubris and the making of a Greek tragedy
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 194 pages
Isbn
9781849466172
Lccn
^^2015372230
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)874098576
  • (OCoLC)ocn874098576
Label
The triumph, tragedy and lost legacy of James M. Landis : a life on fire, Justin O'Brien
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The draftsman : the normative underpinnings of the disclosure paradigm
  • The administrator : codes of conduct and the dynamics of regulatory politics
  • The activist : institutionalizing the new deal
  • The firefighter : the existential choice
  • The transformational dean : law, lawyers and society
  • The advisor : revitalizing and losing regulatory authority
  • The fall : hubris and the making of a Greek tragedy
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 194 pages
Isbn
9781849466172
Lccn
^^2015372230
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)874098576
  • (OCoLC)ocn874098576

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