Sarah A. Bessin joined the Investment Company Institute in 2011, and is Associate General Counsel. Previously, she was Assistant Director of the Office of Investment Adviser Regulation in the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s Division of Investment Management. She also served in other roles during her more than ten years at the SEC, including Assistant Chief Counsel in the Division of Enforcement, in which she served as an investment management specialist for the Division, and Special Counsel in the Division of Investment Management’s Office of Chief Counsel. Sarah also spent more than five years in private practice at Shearman & Sterling LLP, advising financial services clients on a wide variety of regulatory, transactional, and compliance matters. Sarah received her B.A. from the University of Michigan and her J.D., cum laude, from the University of Michigan Law School.