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A. Valerie  Mirko

A. Valerie Mirko

North American Securities Administrators Association
General Counsel
Washington, DC, USA

A. Valerie Mirko is the General Counsel of the North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA).  In her role, Ms. Mirko supervises the efforts of NASAA’s Legal Department in its support of all aspects of NASAA’s mission, including internal governance, member support, and external advocacy and outreach.  Ms. Mirko focuses much of her work with U.S. state securities regulators on matters pertaining to investment adviser regulation and oversight, multistate enforcement investigations and settlements, and registration and disclosure requirements for broker-dealers and investment advisers.  Ms. Mirko is also actively engaged in emerging regulatory issues relating to cybersecurity, technology and social media.  Ms. Mirko joined NASAA’s Legal Department in 2012 and most recently served as Deputy General Counsel.  Prior to joining NASAA, Ms. Mirko was in private practice for several years in Washington, DC, where she counseled SEC-registered investment advisers on regulatory issues and represented broker-dealers and investment advisers subject to investigations by the SEC and FINRA.  Prior to private practice, Ms. Mirko worked in-house in New York in legal and compliance roles at Oppenheimer and Co. Inc. and Merrill Lynch (now Bank of America Merrill Lynch).  Ms. Mirko earned her undergraduate degree at Wellesley College, and completed her J.D. at George Washington University Law School.  She is a member of the New York and District of Columbia bars and is on the adjunct faculty at George Washington University Law School.  Ms. Mirko is a regular speaker at NASAA and industry conferences and roundtables.

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