Allison M. Fakhoury joined OCIE’s Office of Clearance and Settlement as Senior Regulatory Counsel in 2014. In that role, she serves as legal counsel for the team responsible for examining clearing agencies, including those designated as Systemically Important Financial Market Utilities (SIFMUs). Prior to joining OCIE, Allison spent 11 years as Senior Counsel in the SEC’s Division of Enforcement, during which she handled numerous securities fraud investigations, including financial fraud, directed brokerage, best execution, market manipulation, insider trading, and offering frauds. She has also litigated securities fraud in federal district court, and instituted administrative and cease and desist proceedings. Allison holds a JD from Loyola University Chicago School of Law and a BA in Business Administration from Wayne State University.