Jennifer Marietta-Westberg addresses allegations related to financial reporting, asset management, trading, and mergers and acquisitions in litigation and regulatory investigations. She has served as an expert on matters related to the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), as well as alleged insider trading. Dr. Marietta-Westberg is a member of the Investor Advisory Committee of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), which offers guidance to the Commission on regulatory priorities and initiatives to support the integrity of the securities marketplace.
Dr. Marietta-Westberg worked for ten years at the SEC, in several capacities. She served as the deputy chief economist and deputy director of the Division of Economic and Risk Analysis (DERA) from 2013 to 2016. At the SEC, Dr. Marietta-Westberg managed the provision of economic analysis in support of Commission policy and rulemaking in the areas of asset management, broker-dealers, credit rating agencies, and market microstructure. She oversaw many of DERA’s economic analyses in support of international initiatives.
Prior to joining the SEC, Dr. Marietta-Westberg was an assistant professor at Michigan State University. Her research has been published in the Journal of Accounting and Economics, the Journal of Corporate Finance, European Financial Management, the Journal of Behavioral Finance, and the Journal of Business Ethics.