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Kevin Campion

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Kevin Campion advises a wide array of financial services firms including investment and commercial banks, broker-dealers and hedge funds — on a broad variety of regulatory, enforcement, compliance and transaction matters. Mr. Campion focuses his practice in particular on broker-dealer and market regulation matters, with particular emphasis upon regulations governing short sales (Regulation SHO), short interest reporting, Regulation M, research analyst conflicts, FINRA advertising rules, clearance and settlement, and broker-dealer registration and compliance issues. Mr. Campion also regularly assists advisers and hedge funds with trading questions and long and short position disclosure requirements, including the requirements of Section 13(d), 13(f) and Section 16. He also assists clients, mostly clearing firms and prime brokers, in the defense of U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), FINRA, NYSE and state enforcement actions and investigations, as well as securities law class actions. Mr. Campion has represented the Securities Industry Financial Markets Association (SIFMA) with respect to comment letters submitted to the SEC, and in obtaining a variety of no-action letters from the SEC Staff relating to Regulation SHO and Rule 10a-1, including working with the SIFMA Prime Brokerage Committee on the new Prime Broker Letter.