Gary Gensler (born October 18, 1957) is an American academic, former investment banker, and former government official. Gensler leads the Biden–Harris transition’s Federal Reserve, Banking and Securities Regulators agency review team. He is also a professor at the MIT Sloan School of Management.
Gensler previously served as the 11th chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, under President Barack Obama, from May 26, 2009 to January 3, 2014. He was the Under Secretary of the Treasury for Domestic Finance (1999–2001), and the Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Financial Markets (1997–1999). Prior to his career in the federal government, Gensler worked at Goldman Sachs, where he was a partner and co-head of finance. Gensler also served as the CFO for the Hillary Clinton 2016 presidential campaign. Continue reading “Official: Gary Gensler”
Angela Dorothea Merkel (née Kasner; born 17 July 1954) is a German politician who has been Chancellor of Germany since 2005. She served as Leader of the Opposition from 2002 to 2005 and as Leader of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) from 2000 to 2018.
A member of the Christian Democratic Union, Merkel is the first female chancellor of Germany. Continue reading “Official: Angela Merkel”
Brian Allen Benczkowski (born October 5, 1969) is an American lawyer who served as the Assistant Attorney General for the Criminal Division of the United States Department of Justice. Prior to assuming that role, he was a partner at Kirkland & Ellis.
Benczkowski received his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Virginia in 1991. He attended the Washington University School of Law, where he was an associate editor of the Washington University Journal of Urban and Contemporary Law. He received his Juris Doctor in 1994. Continue reading “Official: Brian Benczkowski”
Mary Lovelace Schapiro (born June 19, 1955) served as the 29th Chair of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). She was appointed by President Barack Obama, unanimously confirmed by the U.S. Senate, and assumed the Chairship on January 27, 2009. She is the first woman to be the permanent Chair of the SEC.
In 2009, Forbes ranked her the 56th most powerful woman in the world. Continue reading “Official: Mary Schapiro”
Robert Foster Bennett (September 18, 1933 – May 4, 2016) was an American politician and businessman. He was a United States Senator from Utah as a member of the Republican Party. Bennett held chairmanships and senior positions on a number of key Senate committees, including the Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee; Appropriations Committee; Rules and Administration Committee; Energy and Natural Resources Committee; and Joint Economic Committee..
Bennett was a popular and reliably conservative senator for most of his tenure, earning high ratings from conservative activist groups such as the National Rifle Association, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and American Conservative Union. Continue reading “Official: Robert Foster Bennett”
William Jefferson Clinton (né Blythe III; born August 19, 1946) is an American lawyer and politician who served as the 42nd president of the United States from 1993 to 2001. Prior to his presidency, he served as governor of Arkansas (1979–1981 and 1983–1992) and as attorney general of Arkansas (1977–1979). A member of the Democratic Party, Clinton was known as a New Democrat, and many of his policies reflected a centrist “Third Way” political philosophy. He is the husband of former secretary of state, former U.S. senator, and two-time candidate for president Hillary Clinton.
Christopher Cox was the 28th Chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission. He was appointed by President Bush on June 2, 2005, and unanimously confirmed by the Senate on July 29, 2005. He was sworn in on August 3, 2005.
During his tenure at the SEC, Chairman Cox made vigorous enforcement of the securities laws the agency’s top priority, bringing ground breaking cases against a variety of market abuses including hedge fund insider trading, stock options backdating, fraud aimed at senior citizens, municipal securities fraud, and securities scams on the Internet. He assumed leadership of the international effort to more closely integrate U.S. and overseas regulation in an era of global capital markets and international securities exchanges. He also championed transforming the SEC’s system of mandated disclosure from a static, form-based approach to one that taps the power of interactive data to give investors qualitatively better information about companies, mutual funds, and investments of all kinds. In addition, as part of an overall focus on the needs of individual investors, Chairman Cox reinvigorated the agency’s initiative to provide important investor information in plain English.
Robert S. Khuzami was the Deputy U.S. Attorney for the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York until March 22, 2019. He previously was a United States federal prosecutor and Assistant United States Attorney for the office, and a former director of the Division of Enforcement of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. He was previously a partner at law firm Kirkland & Ellis. and general counsel of Deutsche Bank AG. Khuzami graduated from the University of Rochester (BA), and Boston University (JD).
Don Clark is a former FBI Special agent who did a parallel investigation into the stock fraud allegations of “EagleTech” and called it “the stepping stone case in stock fraud investigations.” He was convinced the case produced enough evidence needed to prove there is a real-time organized crime syndicate working and operating currently within Wall Street.
Filing: SEC v Tonino Labella, et al.
The Wall Street Conspiracy Documentary
Bill Majcher is a highly experienced professional with 35 years combined experience in public service, international finance, and capital markets. Mr. Majcher started his career as a Eurobond trader in London, England. He later used this experience over a 23 year career with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), where Mr. Majcher enjoyed remarkable success in covert and public market investigations that often saw him working with law enforcement, intelligence, and securities regulators from around the globe.
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Robert Morris Morgenthau (July 31, 1919 – July 21, 2019) From 1975 until his retirement in 2009, Mr. Morgenthau was the District Attorney for New York County (the borough of Manhattan), having previously served as United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York throughout much of the 1960s on the appointment of John F. Kennedy. After graduating high school, Morgenthau enlisted in the United States Navy, serving for four and a half years during World War II. He attained the final rank of lieutenant commander, and served as the executive officer of both the USS Lansdale and the USS Harry F. Bauer. After the war, Morgenthau studied law, graduating from Yale Law School in 1948. He joined the New York law firm of Patterson, Belknap & Webb, becoming a partner in 1954.
Robert Morgenthau, Longtime Manhattan District Attorney, Dies at 99
Sean X. McKessy is an attorney for Phillips & Cohen. He was the first Chief of the SEC Office of the Whistleblower. Mr. McKessy helped establish the processes the office follows and the policies that guide the SEC whistleblower program. His office assessed and reviewed whistleblower tips, evaluated whistleblower award claims and made whistleblower award recommendations to the Commission.
Phillips & Cohen
THE HALF BILLION DOLLAR GLITCH
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Carl T. Hagberg is the chairman and CEO of Carl T. Hagberg & Associates. The company was formed in January, 2014 to separate our fast-growing business of providing highly qualified Independent Inspectors of Election from our consulting and publishing businesses. The company publishes The Shareholder Service OPTIMIZER − a quarterly newsletter that helps readers to understand and implement “best practices” in a fast-changing environment − and to get the most value possible out of their investor relations and shareholder servicing budgets.
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David Weild is Founder, Chairman and CEO of Weild & Co. The studies that he co-authored have documented the long-term decline in equity capital formation in the United States and provided the core arguments that gave rise to the JOBS Act and many of the specific provisions contained in the JOBS Act. For these reasons, he has been called “The father of the JOBS Act.” The work has been cited by a broad range of legislators, regulators, academics, the IPO Task Force and the White House Jobs Council leading up to the JOBS Act. David has testified in Congress (most recently in June 2013) and at the SEC (most recently at the Roundtable on Decimalization) on these and other market issues and attended the signing of the JOBS Act by President Obama in the Rose Garden on April 5, 2012.
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