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Jonathan Gould

Jonathan Gould


Washington, DC, USA


Jonathan Gould is a Director in BlackRock’s Financial Markets Advisory Group within BlackRock Solutions.  He advises clients on a range of issues affecting financial services companies, including many elements of the post-crisis legislative, regulatory and supervisory framework.

He has advised banking entities on Volcker-related issues since the rule’s enactment in 2010.  Prior to the final rule’s release in 2013, this assistance included assessments of the impact of the proposed rule on covered activities, analysis of the extra-territorial impact of the rule, and review and drafting of comment letters on behalf of banking entities and trade associations.  Following the final rule’s release, he helped banking entities define and explain to regulators their trading desk hierarchy, document the activities of trading desks, develop compliance frameworks, and draft specific elements of Volcker compliance programs, including policies and procedures.  Since the 2015 conformance deadline, he has helped firms refine and test elements of their Volcker program with a specific focus on hedging, market making and underwriting, and models and metrics.
 
Prior to joining BlackRock in 2014, Mr. Gould was at Promontory Financial Group, where he advised financial institution clients on U.S. and international regulatory issues, including the implementation of various Dodd-Frank Act mandates, and served as Promontory's Deputy General Counsel.  Mr. Gould also served as counsel to the Senate Banking Committee from 2005 to 2008, with responsibility for all banking-related issues and agency oversight.  He began his career as a lawyer with Alston & Bird’s financial services group.
 
Mr. Gould holds an AB degree, cum laude, from Princeton University and a JD from Washington and Lee University School of Law.

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