Emily Westerberg Russell

Chief Counsel, Division of Trading & Markets
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

Ms. Russell has been a member of the division’s Office of Chief Counsel for a decade, and since 2011 has served as a Senior Special Counsel in the Office of Sales Practices.  Ms. Russell has worked on a broad range of broker-dealer regulatory matters and was responsible for, among other things, developing and drafting key components of the Commission’s recently adopted package of rulemakings and interpretations designed to enhance the quality and transparency of retail investors’ relationships with investment advisers and broker-dealers.  In particular, Ms. Russell led the development and drafting of Regulation Best Interest.  Ms. Russell has also provided legal and policy advice on a variety of anti-money laundering issues, and represented the Division of Trading and Markets in senior-level interagency and international meetings on these matters.

Before joining the SEC in 2009, Ms. Russell worked in the Financial Institutions Group at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP, where she advised broker-dealers and other financial institutions regarding compliance with a wide range of securities and banking laws, rules and regulations as well as anti-money laundering requirements.

Ms. Russell received her B.A., summa cum laude, in Economics and International Relations from Colgate University.  She earned her J.D. from the Columbia University School of Law, where she was a James Kent Scholar and a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar and served as Executive Editor of the Columbia Journal of Transnational Law.

Emily Westerberg Russell will be speaking at:

The Markets, T+1 and SEC and CFTC Developments

2023/11/06 16:15 - 17:15

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