Ashley Gillespie is an Executive Director at Morgan Stanley in New York. He is the principal business lead in achieving the company’s investment management clients’ derivatives goals through a combination of legal, documentation, strategic advice, and risk management solutions. Ashley has 15 years of in-depth knowledge and multiple years of work experience in the businesses and operations of each of the buy and sell-sides of the financial services industry, including five years as a structured finance/securitization attorney at Sidley Austin. A seasoned expert in implementing global post-crisis reform regulations such as Dodd-Frank and European Market Infrastructure Reform (EMIR), Ashley is uniquely capable of executing at the crossroads of client business and legal needs today. Ashley earned his J.D. and M.B.A. degrees in the joint-degree program at Cornell University, and his B.A. (Political Science) from the University of Houston. He is a member of the New York bar and holds FINRA Series 7 and Series 63 broker licenses. Ashley enlisted in the U.S. Army at 17 years of age and served 3½ years as a tactical communications soldier stationed in then West Germany with V “Victory” Corps.