Jerry W. Markham
Professor of Law
B.S., Western Kentucky University
J.D., University of Kentucky College of Law
LL.M., Georgetown University
Jerry Markham is a prolific, nationally recognized scholar and proven classroom teacher in the fields of corporate finance, banking, commodities trading, securities and international trade law. He comes to the FIU College of Law 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, he is the author of a three-volume financial history of the United States and 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 securities regulation. Professor Markham has been a lecturer at the Université Jean Moulin in Lyon, France, and also has lectured in Sydney, Warsaw, Beijing, Mexico City, Montevideo, Fukuoka, and Bangkok. He has served as chair of the International Commodity Regulation Committee for the American Bar Association and as co-chair of the Commodity Subcommittee of the Securities Litigation Committee of the American Bar Association. 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.