Barbara Chretien-Dar is an Assistant Director at the Securities and Exchange Commission's Division of Investment Management (Office of Enforcement Liaison). That office reviews the Commission's enforcement cases involving investment companies and investment advisers.
Prior to joining the Office of Enforcement Liaison, Ms. Chretien-Dar served as a special counsel in the Division's Office of Chief Counsel (Financial Institutions Branch), the office that provides interpretive guidance and no-action positions under the Investment Company Act and the Investment Advisers Act. Ms. Chretien-Dar began her legal career with the Commission, joining the Division of Investment's Office of Investment Company Regulation as a staff attorney.
Ms. Chretien-Dar has frequently participated in panel discussions or conferences on the regulation of investment advisers and investment companies, including at forums such as the SEC Speaks (sponsored by the Practising Law Institute), Compliance Forum for Registered Investment Advisers & Hedge Fund Managers (sponsored by IIR), and Investment Adviser Regulation (sponsored by ALI-ABA), among others.
Ms. Chretien-Dar received her J.D. from the University of Oklahoma, and her B.A. from the University of Maryland.