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Lunch Timer with Mary Schapiro

Feb 25, 2014 12:15PM

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Restricted to WWS students, faculty, and fellows
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Mary Schapiro, former chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission

In her role at the SEC, Mary Schapiro was known as one of the world's most powerful female regulators. She was named chair in the midst of the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression. As chairman, she helped strengthen and revitalize the agency by overseeing a more rigorous enforcement program and shaping new rules for Wall Street. During her tenure, the agency's work force brought about a record number of enforcement actions and achieved significant regulatory reform to protect investors.

Schapiro is currently advisory board vice chair at the Promontory Financial Group where she advises companies on corporate governance and compliance standards that meet regulatory and investor expectations.

Before becoming SEC chairman, Schapiro served as CEO of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, the largest nongovernmental regulator of securities firms. Earlier, she was chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission; a commissioner of the SEC and general counsel and senior vice president of the Futures Industry Association.