Mr. J. Troy Beatty joined the staff of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in 2004 as a senior counsel in the Office of International Affairs and currently serves as Branch Chief for Comparative Law and Regulation. Mr. Beatty provides advice and analysis to other SEC Divisions and Offices concerning the impact that SEC rules and actions might have upon foreign market participants active in U.S. markets or the manner in which SEC initiatives might affect the cross-border activities of U.S. issuers and other SEC registrants. Similarly, Mr. Beatty analyzes the likely impact that foreign regulators' proposed rules and policy initiatives will have on the SEC, the U.S. market, and U.S. market participants. Such analysis also informs the Commission in its deliberations as it considers various regulatory approaches. Most recently, Mr. Beatty has worked closely with the Division of Investment Management on regulations to be adopted as a result of the Dodd-Frank Act, and how these regulations will intersect with regulations recently adopted in the EU (e.g., the AIFM Directive) as well as other legislative proposals under consideration elsewhere.
Prior to joining the SEC, Mr. Beatty worked as an attorney in the Washington, DC office of Baker & McKenzie, advising clients on various corporate and securities matters including internal controls, corporate governance, venture financing, issuer disclosure and reporting obligations, as well as the application of SEC regulations adopted pursuant to Sarbanes-Oxley. He began his legal career in Baker & McKenzie's Moscow, Russia office. Mr. Beatty received his B.A. and M.A. in International Area Studies from Brigham Young University and received his J.D. from BYU's J. Reuben Clark Law School.