What The Biden-Harris Win Means For Securities Regulation

Law360 (November 17, 2020, 5:38 PM EST) -- With the U.S. presidential election behind us, this brief video covers what a potential Biden-Harris administration could mean in terms of changes for the securities industry and for financial regulators, including:

  • How long it will take to see change at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission;

  • What the four main priorities of President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris will mean in the context of the financial services industry; and

  • How the appointment of former CFTC Chair Gary Gensler to lead Biden's financial policy transition team might impact financial regulators.

Amy Greer is a partner and co-chair of the North America financial regulation and enforcement practice at Baker McKenzie. Previously, she was chief trial counsel for the SEC's Philadelphia Regional Office.

Valerie Mirko is a partner at Baker McKenzie. Previously, she was general counsel at the North American Securities Administrators Association.

The opinions expressed are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the firm, its clients, or Portfolio Media Inc., or any of its or their respective affiliates. This article is for general information purposes and is not intended to be and should not be taken as legal advice.

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