Valerie Caproni, Esq., is General Counsel of the FBI. She previously served as counsel at the law firm of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, specializing in white collar criminal defense and SEC enforcement actions, and as the regional director of the Pacific Regional Office of the SEC. At the SEC, Ms. Caproni increased dramatically the cooperation between the SEC and federal prosecutors in order to maximize the impact of enforcement actions while overseeing the enforcement and regulatory programs in nine states. Caproni received a B.A. in Psychology from Tulane University and a J.D. from the University of Georgia.