JAMES A. BRIGAGLIANO is a partner in the Securities and Futures Regulatory Practice of Sidley Austin LLP. He 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 transactional matters. Mr. Brigagliano focuses his practice in particular on SEC and SRO rules governing trading by broker-dealers and hedge funds, broker-dealer registration and conduct rules, and recent Dodd-Frank initiatives.
Prior to joining Sidley, Mr. Brigagliano served as the Deputy Director of the Division of Trading and Markets at the Securities and Exchange Commission, where he held senior policymaking and management responsibilities. He had oversight over the regulation of broker-dealers, securities markets and trading practices and advised on enforcement matters. Mr. Brigagliano also served as Co-Acting Director of the Division. Before joining Trading and Markets, Mr. Brigagliano was Assistant General Counsel for Litigation at the SEC.
Mr. Brigagliano was honored with numerous awards during his tenure at the SEC. He has been a frequent speaker at seminars and conferences attended by in-house lawyers and business people each year.
Mr. Brigagliano obtained his law degree from Georgetown University and his undergraduate degree from Amherst College.