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Heather A. Seidel

U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
Acting Director, Division of Trading and Markets
Washington, DC, USA


Heather Seidel, the Chief Counsel in the Division of Trading and Markets at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, began serving as Acting Director of the Division in January 2017.  Prior to being named as Chief Counsel in February 2015, Ms. Seidel served as an Associate Director in the Division’s Office of Market Supervision from October 2010.  Before that, she worked in TM as an Assistant Director, Senior Special Counsel, and Attorney Fellow.

Before returning to the Commission in 2003, Ms. Seidel was Vice President in the Law Division at Morgan Stanley & Co., Incorporated, advising the institutional equity sales and trading business.  Prior to that, Ms. Seidel was an associate at the law firm of Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering in the broker-dealer and investment management practice groups.  Ms. Seidel began her career in securities law at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, as a staff attorney and Special Counsel in the Division of Market Regulation and Senior Counsel in the Division of Investment Management.

Ms. Seidel received her J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center, and her B.S in Psychology from the University of Connecticut.

Heather A. Seidel is associated with the following items:
Web Segment  Web Segment Trading and Markets - SEC Speaks in 2017, Tuesday, February 28, 2017
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Trading and Markets - Trading and Markets, Tuesday, February 28, 2017
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Trading and Markets - Trading and Markets, Tuesday, February 28, 2017
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs SEC Speaks in 2017, Friday, March 03, 2017, Washington, DC
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