Biography

Michael Coco is Chief of the Office of International Corporate Finance (OICF) in the Division of Corporation Finance at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.  A member of OICF since 2002, Mr. Coco’s work includes representing the Division on the International Organization of Securities Commissions’ (IOSCO) Committee on Issuer Accounting, Audit and Disclosure. He has spoken on SEC developments in international corporate finance at a number of international conferences and has provided foreign governments with technical assistance on securities regulation. Mr. Coco joined the staff of the Division of Corporation Finance in 1998.

Before joining the SEC, Mr. Coco worked in Moscow as a consultant in the defense sector. He previously worked with the European Parliament in Brussels, and edited a book on European military involvement in post-colonial Africa. He is fluent in French and Italian.

Mr. Coco is a graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law, where he was an editor of the Virginia Journal of International Law. He received his B.S. from the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service, an M.A. from the Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs, and a certificate in political studies from SciencesPo (Paris).