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Michael J. Osnato, Jr.

Michael J. Osnato, Jr.

U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
Chief, Complex Financial Instruments Unit, Division of Enforcement
New York, NY, USA


Michael J. Osnato, Jr. is Chief of the Complex Financial Instruments Unit of the SEC’s Enforcement Division.  In his capacity as Chief of the CFI Unit, Mr. Osnato oversees nationwide SEC investigations involving a wide range of complex financial products, including matters concerning the structuring, sale, trading and valuation of derivatives, asset-backed securities, and other structured securities products, as well as the improper usage of derivative and synthetic transactions by public companies.  Mr. Osnato joined the SEC in 2008 as a staff attorney and served as an Assistant Director in the SEC’s New York Regional Office from 2010 through January 2014.  Prior to his tenure at the SEC, Mr. Osnato was Counsel at Linklaters LLP with a practice focused on white collar matters and internal investigations.  Mr. Osnato is a graduate of Fordham Law School and Williams College.
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