Brian Jackson Selected as American Academy of Actuaries General Counsel and Director of Professionalism
WASHINGTON— The American Academy of Actuaries is pleased to announce that Brian Jackson, previously counsel to the Actuarial Board for Counseling and Discipline (ABCD), is the Academy’s new general counsel and director of professionalism, effective April 15.
As general counsel and director of professionalism, Jackson will manage and advise on all legal and professionalism matters that are core to the Academy’s mission to establish and enforce standards of conduct, practice, and qualification for actuaries in the United States. As part of his responsibilities, he will provide legal support for all Academy activities.
“Brian has gained and demonstrated a deep, effective working knowledge of actuarial professional standards and professionalism issues in his more than seven years of accomplished service to the essential work of the ABCD. He will be able to use this expertise to enhance and support all of the professionalism and public policy work that the Academy undertakes,” said Academy Executive Director Mary Downs. “While the day-to-day legal support for the ABCD will be transitioning to Brian’s replacement in the role, he will be able to provide his knowledge and judgment on a much wider scope of our activities as the general counsel and director of professionalism.”
Prior to serving as counsel to the ABCD, Jackson served as defense counsel in the Department of Defense’s Office of Military Commissions, where he was trial defense counsel in highly sensitive, high-profile war crimes cases, and he held several military legal positions before that. Jackson has a Juris Doctorate from the Washington and Lee School of Law, and was also a first team Division I Lacrosse All-American Team player.
The American Academy of Actuaries is a 19,500-member professional association whose mission is to serve the public and the U.S. actuarial profession. For more than 50 years, the Academy has assisted public policymakers on all levels by providing leadership, objective expertise, and actuarial advice on risk and financial security issues. The Academy also sets qualification, practice, and professionalism standards for actuaries in the United States.