Carol McGee

Head of the Office of Derivatives Policy U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

Carol McGee is the head of the Office of Derivatives Policy in the SEC’s Division of Trading and Markets. In that role she directs rulewriting and other implementation projects relating to Title VII of the Dodd-Frank Act and the regulation of security-based swaps under U.S. law. She also provides interpretive advice on the regulatory treatment of security futures and novel derivative products under the Exchange Act, and administers the new product provisions contained in the Dodd-Frank Act. In addition, Ms. McGee leads the team responsible for the Trading and Markets aspects of the Volcker Rule.

Ms. McGee was previously a Partner at Alston & Bird LLP and the co-leader of its securities practice group. She also served as Deputy Chief Counsel in the SEC’s Division of Corporation Finance. Ms. McGee holds a J.D. from the University of Virginia, an M.Phil from the University of St. Andrews and a B.A., magna cum laude, from Wellesley College.