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Alison Duncan

US Securities and Exchange Commission
Branch Chief, Cross-Border Enforcement Cooperation
Washington, DC, USA


Alison Duncan is Branch Chief in OIA- Cross-Border Enforcement Cooperation. In this capacity, she works with OIA’s enforcement cooperation team to assist the Division of Enforcement with securities investigations and litigation with international aspects.  The group also provides assistance to foreign securities regulators and other law enforcement agencies on their investigative and prosecutorial matters that cross over into the United States. 

Alison has also served as Branch Chief in OIA’s Comparative Law and Policy Unit and Senior Counsel in the Division of Trading and Markets, where she was a member of the CPSS IOSCO Editorial Team on the Principles for Financial Market Infrastructures and a member of work streams on cooperation between authorities and the assessment methodology and disclosure framework for financial market infrastructures.

Prior to joining the Commission, Alison was a partner at the law firms of Wiley Rein and Porter Wright, handling complex fraud cases on numerous large scale litigation matters.  Alison also served as CEO of The Scotland Foundation, a 501(c)3 charity, and a frequent speaker at cultural and charity events across the country.

Alison graduated from the University of Aberdeen in Scotland with first class papers in Politics and History, and subsequently was awarded a Rotary Fellowship to support her Masters in American History from the University of Maryland.  She has a Juris Doctor Cum Laude from George Washington University, winning the Van Vleck Moot Court competition.

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