Norm Champ is the Director of the Division of Investment Management of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Prior to joining the Division of Investment Management, Mr. Champ was the Deputy Director of the Office of Compliance, Inspections and Examinations of the SEC and the Associate Regional Director for Examinations in the New York Regional Office of the Commission. While Deputy Director of OCIE, Mr. Champ served at times as the acting head of the broker-dealer, investment adviser/investment company and credit rating agency examination programs and acting Chief Counsel. Mr. Champ has participated in the Commission’s Technical Assistance program in Saudi Arabia and Abu Dhabi.
Mr. Champ is a Lecturer on Law at Harvard Law School where he teaches Private Fund Investment Management Law. He has been a panelist on securities law topics at programs by the Commission, the Practicing Law Institute, SIFMA, MFA, the Saudi Central Bank, the New York City Bar Association, the International Bar Association and other organizations.
Before joining the staff of the Commission in 2010, Mr. Champ was Executive Vice President and General Counsel of Chilton Investment Company, an investment adviser to long/short equity hedge funds and managed accounts. From 2006 to 2009 Mr. Champ was a member of the Board of Directors of the Managed Funds Association, an alternative investment industry trade group, and was the Chair of its Investor Protection Task Force. Prior to joining Chilton in 1999, Mr. Champ was with the law firm of Davis Polk & Wardwell. From 1990 to 1992, Mr. Champ clerked for the Honorable Charles S. Haight, Jr. of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. Mr. Champ has an A.B. in History from Princeton University and a J.D. from Harvard Law School. He was a Fulbright Scholar at King’s College London where he received his M.A. in War Studies.