Laura Unger provides clients with strategic advice about matters relating to the SEC, regulatory and legislative process.
A former SEC Commissioner (and Acting Chairman) and Senate Banking Committee Counsel, Laura has unique insight into a wide range of challenges faced by clients. She also draws upon her public company board experience over the last decade to provide guidance and insight on governance and business. Laura's career at the Securities and Exchange Commission and on Capitol Hill spanned a decade and a half. Most recently, she served as the 78th member of the SEC and as Acting Chairman for six months. Prior to returning to the SEC, where she began her career in New York and later D.C. as an Enforcement Attorney, Laura worked for several years as Securities Counsel to the Senate Banking Committee. She left the government in 2002 and expanded her expertise by working as an on camera CNBC Regulatory Expert for a year, and as the Independent Consultant to JPMorgan Chase for six years as part of the Global Analyst Conflict Settlement. She has also served as an Independent Director on a number of public corporate boards over the last nine years.
Laura earned a J.D. from New York Law School and a B.A. in Rhetoric from University of California, Berkeley.