S. Anthony Taggart is an Executive Director & Counsel at Morgan Stanley in New York where he is responsible for regulatory matters. Prior to joining Morgan Stanley in 2004, Mr. Taggart was the Director of the Utah Division of Securities for six years. During his eleven year career at the Division, he also worked as a staff attorney, a securities examiner, and the Director of Corporate Finance.
Mr. Taggart currently serves on the State Regulation and Legislation Committee for the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA), a committee he previously chaired. He also previously served on the boards of directors of the North American Securities Administrators Association, the Utah Council on Economic Education and the Wayne Brown Institute. He also taught and lectured on securities law at the University of Utah School of Law, Weber State University, LDS Business College and Salt Lake Community College.
Mr. Taggart holds a Juris Doctorate from the University of San Diego, and a Bachelors of Science in Economics and a Bachelors of Arts in Political Science, both from the University of Utah. Mr. Taggart is admitted to practice law in New York and Utah.