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Advises broker-dealer clients on regulatory and transactional matters, including federal and state registration and compliance issues; SRO membership and compliance issues; M&A and outsourcing arrangements; fixed-income securities trading issues, exchange-traded options, and exchange-traded funds; broker-dealer, bank, and investment adviser networking and compensation arrangements; and issues relating to the dissemination of securities analyst research reports. He counsels various market centers on market structure issues in the equity and options markets.


Staff attorney and Special Counsel in the SEC's Division of Market Regulation, Office of Market Supervision; Assistant General Counsel, First Union Corporation (now Wells Fargo & Company).