September 20, 2021

Volume XI, Number 263

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September 20, 2021

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Gary Gensler Names Initial Senior Staff Members

On April 19, the Securities and Exchange Commission announced the appointments of SEC Chair Gary Gensler’s senior staff, who will be responsible for advising Gensler on matters before the SEC. Prashant Yerramalli, appointed as SEC’s Chief of Staff, will continue to serve the role, which he has held since January under Acting Chair Allison Herren Lee. Heather Slavkin Corzo, appointed as Policy Director, will lead a team of policy experts who will advise Gensler on SEC rulemakings. Kevin Burris, appointed as Counselor to the Chair and Director of the Office of Legislative and Intergovernmental Affairs, will serve as the SEC’s primary liaison to Members of Congress, other federal agencies and state governments. He is responsible for developing legislative strategy, coordinating Congressional testimony and responding to Congressional requests. Scott Schneider, appointed as Counselor to the Chair and Director of the Office of Public Affairs, will be Gensler’s principal advisor on communications, and will oversee media relations, digital strategy, speechwriting, public engagement and internal agency communications.

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About this Author

Susan Light, Katten Law Firm, Finance Law Attorney, New York
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Susan Light focuses her practice on financial services regulatory matters. She counsels broker-dealers, hedge funds, investment banks and financial services clients on enforcement issues involving the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), other self-regulatory organizations (SROs) and state and federal regulatory authorities. She has particular experience related to sales practice issues, financial and operational issues, anti-money laundering, crowdfunding, cybersecurity, and cryptocurrencies.

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Elise Michael, Katten Law Firm, New York, Finance Law Attorney
Associate

Elise Michael represents clients in the financial services industry. Prior to joining Katten, Elise was at J.P. Morgan Chase, where she supported the Private Bank’s advisory and alternatives businesses.

While in law school, Elise was a corporate scholar in the Samuel & Ronnie Heyman Center on Corporate Governance and the managing editor of the Cardozo Arts & Entertainment Law Journal. She also served as an intern with the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC).

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