Carson manages a team that supervises three registered clearing agencies that have been designated systemically important financial market utilities for the debt and equity markets. In that role, he provides advice, counsel, and guidance on sensitive, complex, and often unprecedented issues, in furtherance of the Commission’s oversight of the national securities clearance and settlement system. Additionally, Carson and his team are charged with reviewing and analyzing, for consistency with applicable federal securities laws and risk management standards, certain proposals filed by clearing agencies. 

Carson received his Bachelor of Arts from Dickinson College in 1999, his Juris Doctor from Syracuse University College of Law in 2006, and his Master of Laws in Securities and Financial Regulation from Georgetown University Law Center in 2010. Prior to joining the Commission in 2012, Carson was a Senior Attorney for FINRA’s Criminal Prosecution Assistance Group.