Jeff Mahoney

Jeffrey Mahoney headshotJeffrey P. Mahoney joined the Council of Institutional Investors as general counsel in 2006. His responsibilities include advocating the Council’s membership-approved policies before standard-setters, regulators, members of Congress and other policymakers.

Prior to joining the Council, Mahoney was counsel to the chairman of the Financial Accounting Standards Board. From 1996 to 2006, he advised FASB and its parent entity, the Financial Accounting Foundation, on a variety of research, technical and administrative matters and was primarily responsible for FASB’s Washington, D.C. liaison activities.

Prior to joining FASB, Mahoney was a corporate securities lawyer at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP; a law clerk to the Honorable James G. Exum, Jr., chief justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court; and an auditor at Arthur Andersen LLP.

Mahoney holds a J.D. degree, served on the North Carolina Law Review and was named to the Order of the Coif. Mahoney is a member of the District of Columbia and North Carolina Bar Associations and is admitted and qualified to practice before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. He also is a Certified Public Accountant in North Carolina and Michigan, a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and a Chartered Global Management Accountant.

Bills could hamper transparency, put investors at risk

Investors must remain vigilant in tracking and opposing proposed legislation that pursues policies that are inconsistent with their best interests. Two current examples of proposed anti-investor legislation are H.R. 5311 and H.R. 5424. The Council of Institutional Investors is publicly opposing both bills.

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