Molly Deere serves as Assistant General Counsel for Stephens Inc., where she provides legal advice on general corporate and securities law matters. Ms. Deere primarily counsels the firm’s Research and Institutional Equities departments regarding research-related rules and enforcement actions. She also provides legal advice on European regulations, such as MiFID II and GDPR. She formerly served as Compliance Counsel in the Stephens Inc. Compliance Department from late 2015 to early 2017. Prior to joining Stephens, Ms. Deere was an Associate for Donovan & Rainie, LLC, representing industry professionals in corporate and securities litigation and transactional matters. Ms. Deere received her Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance from New York University, J.D. from the University of Baltimore School of Law, and LL.M. in Securities and Financial Regulation from Georgetown University Law Center. She serves as Co-Chair of the SIFMA Compliance & Legal Future Leaders Committee and as a member of the Planning Committee for the 2019 European Compliance and Legal Conference hosted by the Association for Financial Markets in Europe (“AFME”). Ms. Deere spoke at the 2018 SIFMA C&L Society Future Leaders event, Becoming and Cultivating Future Leaders and served as panelist on AFME’s 2018 European Compliance and Legal Conference panel, Evolution of the Compliance and Legal Functions.