Bernard Canepa is a Vice-President and Assistant General Counsel in SIFMA’s Office of General Counsel, where he works on a variety of legal and policy issues. He monitors and keeps SIFMA members apprised of relevant developments, engages in ongoing dialogue with regulators, and advocates industry positions. Bernard joined SIFMA in March 2016. Prior to that, he worked at FINRA for over 7 years, working on registration and disclosure and statutory disqualification issues. Bernard has an undergraduate degree in foreign affairs from the University of Virginia and a law degree from the University of Miami.