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  • SEC Regulation Outside the United States conference (5 November 2019)
  • SEC Examinations, Workshop (6 November 2019)
  • SEC Basics, Workshop (4 November 2019)

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.

Melissa. Gainor is senior special counsel in the Division of Investment Management’s Rulemaking Office.  She assists on the development of policy and rulemaking relating to investment advisers and investment companies. Prior to joining the Commission in 2012, Ms. Gainor was an associate at Ropes & Gray LLP in their Boston and Washington, D.C. offices.  Ms. Gainor graduated magna cum laude with a B.A. in Political Science from Boston College, and earned her J.D., magna cum laude, from Boston University School of Law.

Mark Berman advises and conducts training programmes for hedge funds, investment managers, issuers, regulators and multi-national banks and brokers in Europe and Asia on SEC practice outside the United States, UK and EU issues and cross-border regulatory, compliance and AML matters.

Mark was a lawyer with the Division of Corporation Finance and the Division of Market Regulation of the US Securities and Exchange Commission where he worked on domestic and foreign private issuer disclosure and trading practices issues, respectively. He was a lawyer with the London Stock Exchange where he advised on UK, EU and US supervision, surveillance and regulatory matters and listing rules issues, and helped draft the 1994 re-write of the trading rules. Mark began his career in financial services with Merrill Lynch.

Apart from his leading CompliGlobe and his time as a regulator, he held senior positions as head of legal and compliance, compliance officer, MLRO and assistant company secretary. He chaired and served on new product committees. Mark wrote An Introduction to Hedge Funds (Risk Books). He edited and contributed to SEC Regulation Outside the United States (Risk Books) and Hedge Funds & Prime Brokers (Risk Books).