Christian Sabella is Deputy Director of the Division of Trading and Markets at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), where he is responsible for the Offices of Market Supervision and Clearance and Settlement. He joined the SEC in 2011 and has served in a number of roles, including as Associate Director for the Office of Clearance and Settlement. Mr. Sabella has a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center and received his undergraduate degree from the University of Notre Dame.
Therese Chambers began her career in private practice in the City as a commercial litigator. For the past 20 years she has worked in UK regulatory enforcement at the FCA and FSA, running investigations and conducting litigation in relation to some of the most high profile, complex and challenging regulatory enforcement cases. She is an acknowledged expert on the UK market abuse regime, senior management cases and benchmark enforcement but her experience and expertise covers the full range of the FCA’s regulatory jurisdiction. Therese has also held important responsibilities in relation to enforcement strategy. She is currently responsible for the FCA’s retail investigations portfolio, which includes anti-money laundering, pension scam and misselling investigations.
Chris Hetner is a Managing Director for Marsh Risk Consulting’s (MRC) Cyber Risk Consulting business based out of New York. Working closely with Marsh’s cyber insurance and advisory teams, MRC’s Cyber Risk Consulting team delivers a wide range of expertise and capabilities – from cyber risk impact modeling to cyber breach and business interruption readiness – tailored to each client’s specific risk management needs and objectives.
Chris has over 25 years of experience in cybersecurity, risk management and regulatory compliance. Chris currently serves as Special Advisor of Cyber Risk for the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) and National Board Member of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE). Prior to joining Marsh, Chris served as the Senior Advisor to the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Chairman on Cybersecurity. Chris was also a leading member of the US Treasury Financial Banking Information Infrastructure Committee where he provided leadership across a range of cybersecurity programs impacting the financial services sector. Prior to joining the SEC, Chris held several leadership roles including EY’s Wealth and Asset Management Cybersecurity practice leader, Global Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at GE Capital and Senior Vice President of Information Security at Citigroup.
Elizabeth P. Gray is a partner in the Litigation Department and Co-Chair of the Securities Enforcement Practice Group. Elizabeth’s practice focuses on the representation of investment advisers, investment companies and their boards, broker-dealers, self-regulatory organizations (“SROs”), public companies, accounting firms and senior executives facing examination, investigation and litigation by financial regulators. She counsels clients on securities as well as cybersecurity regulation and breach response, and provides corporate governance advice to boards.
Elizabeth was named by Law360 in 2016 among the 25 Most Influential Women in Securities Law, an elite list including current and former senior regulators and private practitioners who have achieved impressive success in securities litigation and enforcement. Additionally, she received the Women of Influence Award in Securities/Capital Markets Law in 2017 by Best Lawyers and the Coalition of Women’s Initiatives in Law. In 2017, 2018 and 2019, she was selected to serve on Law360’s Securities Editorial Advisory Board. Elizabeth serves on the Board of Directors of the Jane Goodall Institute where she is a member of the Audit and Corporate Governance Committees, and serves on the Advisory Committee of the USF Cybersecurity for Executives Certificate Program.
In addition to more than 15 years of private sector experience, Elizabeth formerly served for 12 years at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, including as Assistant Director in the SEC’s Division of Enforcement and as counsel to SEC Chairman Arthur Levitt. She also was general counsel and chief operating officer of a pharmaceutical clinical trial company for a number of years.
Julie M. Riewe is a litigation partner and a member of the firm’s White Collar & Regulatory Defense Group. Her practice focuses on securities-related enforcement and compliance issues and internal investigations, and she has significant experience with matters involving private equity funds, hedge funds, mutual funds, business development companies, separately managed accounts and other asset managers. Ms. Riewe was recognized as a “Client Service All-Star” by BTI Consulting in 2018.
Ms. Riewe frequently represents private equity and hedge fund firms and public companies in SEC investigations and internal investigations, and advises companies on a variety of regulatory and enforcement issues.
Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Riewe was Co-Chief of the Asset Management Unit of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s Division of Enforcement. Ms. Riewe oversaw a nationwide program of investigations focusing on investment advisers, investment companies, mutual funds, hedge funds, private equity funds and other investment vehicles managed by investment advisers. She co-led a team of nearly 80 attorneys, industry experts and other professionals in all 12 SEC offices, and was responsible for directing the SEC’s asset management-related enforcement efforts. In recognition of her leadership and integrity, she received the Chairman’s Award for Excellence in Leadership in 2015.
Before her appointment to Co-Chief, Ms. Riewe was Deputy Chief and Assistant Director of the Asset Management Unit in 2012 and 2010, respectively. From 2008 to 2010, she was Branch Chief in the Enforcement Division in Washington, D.C. Ms. Riewe joined the SEC in 2005 as a staff attorney in the Enforcement Division In 2007, she earned the Ellen B. Ross Award for her performance at the SEC.
From 2000 to 2004, Ms. Riewe was a litigation associate with a major international law firm, prior to which she served as a law clerk to the Hon. Diana E. Murphy of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit from 1999 to 2000.
Ms. Riewe earned her J.D. and M.P.P. from Duke University School of Law in 1999, where she was a member of the Duke Law Journal and editor-in-chief of the Duke Journal of Gender Law & Policy. She received her A.B. from Duke University in 1993.
Antonia Chion is an Associate Director and head of the Broker-Dealer Task Force of the SEC’s Division of Enforcement, where she assists in planning and directing the Commission’s enforcement program. Ms. Chion joined the Commission in 1988 and then served in several positions of increasing responsibility in the Enforcement program. During her tenure at the Commission, Ms. Chion has led significant investigations involving a broad array of subjects, including misconduct by regulated entities, market manipulation, financial fraud, violations of the FCPA, and insider trading. In 2016 Ms. Chion received the Distinguished Service Award, the SEC’s highest honorary award presented to long-time SEC employees who have made major contributions to the work of the Commission. In 2000 she received the Stanley Sporkin Award in recognition of outstanding contributions to the SEC’s enforcement program. In subsequent years, she was a recipient of the Commission’s Law and Policy Award, Capital Markets Award, and the Chairman’s Award for Excellence.
Before joining the Commission, Ms. Chion was the Deputy Bureau Chief of the Narcotics Bureau in the Kings County District Attorney’s Office in Brooklyn, N.Y., where she previously served as a supervisor and trial assistant district attorney.
She received her A.B. from Tufts University and her J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center.
Andrew J. Donohue, widely known as Buddy Donohue, was previously Chief of Staff at the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission, he is currently in the Investment Funds practice at Shearman & Sterling
Buddy has over 40 years of experience in both senior government and private sector roles, having most recently served as SEC Chief of Staff to Chair Mary Jo White (2015-2017). He is best known for his service as Director of the SEC’s Division of Investment Management (2006-2010) (where he was effectively the most senior regulator for the U.S. funds industry), Global General Counsel at Merrill Lynch Investment Managers (2003-2006), Executive Vice President and General Counsel at OppenheimerFunds Inc. (1991 – 2001) and Investment Company General Counsel at Goldman Sachs (2012-2015).
Buddy has been an officer, director and counsel for numerous investment advisers, broker-dealers, commodity trading advisers, transfer agents and insurance companies, and has served on the boards of business development companies, registered open-end funds, closed-end funds, exchange traded funds, Cayman funds and Dublin- and Luxembourg-based UCITS. He has also served as Chairman of the ABA Investment Companies and Investment Advisers Subcommittee, and as an Editor of the ABA Guide for Fund Directors.
Buddy is an acknowledged and highly respected thought leader within the industry, having published, lectured and delivered talks on a variety of investment fund topics. He currently is also an Adjunct Professor teaching investment management law at Brooklyn Law School.
Paul Dudek is counsel in the Washington, D.C. office of Latham & Watkins. Mr. Dudek joins Latham after 23 years as Chief of the Office of International Corporate Finance in the US Securities Exchange Commission’s (SEC) Division of Corporation Finance. His practice covers all aspects of cross-border capital market transactions involving non-US companies and sovereigns, as well as related regulatory matters.
In his previous role, Mr. Dudek oversaw the Office’s efforts to develop and implement rulemaking initiatives and interpretive policies pertaining to US public and private offerings, listings and other transactions and periodic reporting by foreign private issuers in the US and multinational offerings by foreign and domestic issuers, especially with respect to Regulation S, Rule 144A, Form 20-F and Securities Act and Exchange Act filings by foreign private issuers, the Multijurisdictional Disclosure System (MJDS), American depositary receipts (ADRs) and International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS).
Pete Driscoll was previously OCIE’s Chief Risk and Strategy Officer prior to which he was managing executive from 2013 through early 2016. He joined the SECin 2001 as a staff attorney in the Division of Enforcement in the Chicago Regional Office and was later a Branch Chief and Assistant Regional Director in OCIE. Prior to the Agency, Mr. Driscoll began his career with Ernst & Young LLP and held several accounting positions in private industry. He received his B.S. in Accounting and law degree from St. Louis University. He is licensed as a certified public accountant and is a member of the Missouri Bar Association.
Barbara Jacobs has been an Assistant Director for the Division of Corporation Finance of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission since September 2000. Prior to this time, she served as Deputy Chief of the Office of Small Business (1996-2000) and Chief of the Office of Disclosure Policy (1994-1996) for the Division. She also held the positions of Deputy Chief (1992-1993) and Special Counsel (1989-1992). Among other matters, Ms. Jacobs drafted the rules to implement the operational phase of the Commission’s Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis, and Retrieval (“EDGAR”) system. She also drafted rules to amend Rule 504 of Regulation D to address micro cap fraud (February 1999), proposed rules to permit certain smaller companies to price securities on a delayed basis (February 1997), and drafted interpretations on the use of electronic media for dissemination purposes (October 1995). From 1997-1999, Ms. Jacobs organized and spoke at SEC Small Business Town Hall Meetings across the country and annual SEC Government Business Forums.
Ms. Jacobs received an A.B. in Economics from the University of California at Berkeley, a J.D. from the University of San Francisco, and an L.L.M. in Securities Regulation from Georgetown Law Center. From 2001-2004, Ms. Jacobs was an adjunct professor in the L.L.M. program at Georgetown where she co-taught “Disclosure Under the Federal Securities Laws.” In 2013, she was a co-recipient of the Chairman’s Excellence Award for her work on the Division of Corporation Finance Review Programs Developments Team. In 2012, she was awarded the Byron D. Woodside Award and the Diversity and Inclusion Award. In 2011, she was a co-recipient of the Equal Employment Award.