Chairman of the SEC, Elisse B. Walter, to Give Special Presentation at American University Washington College of Law

Speech will Address “Harnessing Tomorrow’s Technology for Today’s Investors and Markets”



WASHINGTON, D.C., Feb. 15, 2013 - Chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Elisse B. Walter, will give a special presentation at American University Washington College of Law.

This speech will address the SEC’s embrace of cutting-edge technology to significantly upgrade its oversight and enhance investor protection, while providing a unique understanding of today’s complex and blindingly fast markets.

Walter’s presentation, “Harnessing Tomorrow’s Technology for Today’s Investors and Markets,” will be held Feb. 19 at 2:15 p.m. in the law school’s room 402.

Walter was designated the 30th chairman of the SEC by President Barack Obama in November of last year after having been appointed commissioner by President George W. Bush four years earlier. It is her second tour at the SEC, having joined the Office of General Counsel in 1977 and serving there and in the Division of Corporation Finance for 17 years, leaving in 1994 as the deputy director of corporation finance.

During her tenure as commissioner and chairman, Walter has been a strong advocate for investors, focusing on improving the flow of information regarding municipal securities, harnessing the power of technology for regulators and investors alike, and a unified system of regulation for financial professionals offering comparable securities products and services. FULL BIO.

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Elisse B. Walter, Chairman of the SEC
“Harnessing Tomorrow’s Technology for Today’s Investors and Markets”
Feb. 19, 2013, 2:15 – 3:00 p.m.
American University Washington College of Law
4801 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Washington, D.C. 20016
Room 402


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