Annette Nazareth leads Davis Polk & Wardwell’s Trading and Markets practice. She also serves as the Managing Partner of the firm’s Washington, D.C. office. Ms. Nazareth is an experienced financial markets regulator, former SEC Commissioner, and recognized authority on financial markets regulatory issues. She regularly advises clients on a broad range of regulatory, legislative, governance and enforcement matters.
Ms. Nazareth has been a key player in financial services regulatory issues for much of her career. She was a financial services policymaker for more than a decade. She was appointed an SEC Commissioner by President George W. Bush in 2005. She previously served as a Senior Counsel to SEC Chairman Arthur Levitt and as Interim Director of the Division of Investment Management. She was Director of the Division of Trading and Markets from 1999 to 2005. Ms. Nazareth was also the SEC’s representative in international meetings as a member of the Financial Stability Forum from 1999 to 2008.