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Vanessa Countryman

Vanessa Countryman

U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
Chief Counsel, Division of Economic and Risk Analysis
Washington, DC, USA


Vanessa A. Countryman is Chief Counsel in the SEC’s Division of Economic and Risk Analysis, the Division tasked with providing economic analysis and data analytics to support the mission of the Commission.  In that role, Ms. Countryman coordinates the integration of the Division’s economic analyses into Commission rulemakings and other Commission action, collaborating with staff from divisions and offices across the agency.  Ms. Countryman also provides guidance and counsel to the Chief Economist and other division staff regarding legal issues implicated by the Division’s broad mandate.  From July 2010 through February 2012, she was Counsel to Commissioners Kathleen L. Casey and then Daniel M. Gallagher, focusing on issues relevant to the Division of Investment Management.  Prior to joining the Commission, she worked at the law firm Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP, where she participated in a variety of litigation matters before the U.S. Supreme Court and federal appellate and trial courts, including challenges to federal regulations.  From 2005 to 2006, Ms. Countryman served as a law clerk to the Honorable Emilio M. Garza on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, in San Antonio, Texas.  She attended law school at the University of Chicago, after receiving an M.Phil. in Victorian Literature from Oxford University.  She graduated with a B.A. in English from Columbia University.
Vanessa Countryman is associated with the following items:
Web Segment  Web Segment Economic and Risk Analysis - SEC Speaks in 2017, Tuesday, February 28, 2017
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Economic and Risk Analysis - Economic and Risk Analysis, Tuesday, February 28, 2017
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Economic and Risk Analysis - Economic and Risk Analysis, 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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