Jessica Kane is the Director of the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Office of Credit Ratings, which is charged with administering the Commission’s rules with respect to the practices of nationally recognized statistical rating organizations (NRSROs) in determining credit ratings for the protection of users of credit ratings and in the public interest; promoting accuracy in credit ratings issued by NRSROs; and working to ensure that credit ratings are not unduly influenced by conflicts of interest and that NRSROs provide greater transparency and disclosure to investors. Ms. Kane joined the Office of Credit Ratings in September 2017. She previously served as Director of the Office of Municipal Securities and played a leading role in the implementation and operation of the municipal advisor registration regime.
Ms. Kane first joined the SEC in 2007 in the Division of Corporation Finance where she worked on corporate securities disclosure matters until 2012. She worked in the agency’s Office of Legislative and Intergovernmental Affairs from 2012 to 2013.
Ms. Kane holds a bachelor’s degree from Georgetown University and received her law degree from George Mason University School of Law, where she was Executive Editor of the Civil Rights Law Journal.