Joseph L. Seidel

Chief Operating Officer, SIFMA

Mr. Seidel is Chief Operating Officer at SIFMA. He manages day-to-day operations of the Association, including core legal, regulatory, business practices, public policy and communication activities.

Prior to joining SIFMA, Mr. Seidel was a Managing Director and Senior Counsel for Credit Suisse Securities (USA), based in Washington, D.C. He was Head of U.S. Public Policy and led firm efforts related to U.S. federal regulatory, legislative and agency matters.

Prior to joining Credit Suisse, he was a partner and co-head of the financial institutions practice of the Washington law firm Williams & Jensen. There he represented major financial institutions on a wide range of Washington legal, legislative and regulatory policy matters.

Before entering private practice, Mr. Seidel worked on Capitol Hill for approximately ten years and was Republican General Counsel to the House Banking & Financial Services Committee. He was responsible for all legal matters involving the Committee including, legislative drafting, policy oversight and investigations. He also worked at the FDIC where he was an Honors Attorney before leaving for Capitol Hill in 1987.

He was appointed to the 2000 Treasury Transition Advisory Committee and is a member of the Maryland Bar, as well as numerous professional associations. He is a regular speaker on financial services issues and has written articles on International Capital Standards, Financial Privacy, Corporate Governance for Financial institutions, and FDIC Insurance Issues. Mr. Seidel serves on the Institute of International Banker’s Board of Trustees, the Conference of State Bank Supervisors’ International Bankers Advisory Board and previously served on the US Chamber of Commerce’s International Policy Board.

Mr. Seidel has a B.A. in Economics from Johns Hopkins University; a M.Sc. in Economics from the London School of Economics; and a J.D. from American University.