Richard Holley III

Assistant Director, Division of Trading and Markets, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

Richard Holley III has served as an Assistant Director at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in the Division of Trading & Markets’ Office of Market Supervision since 2010, where he focuses on national securities exchanges and market structure for equities and listed options.  Prior to joining the Commission in 2004, Mr. Holley was an associate attorney in the Financial Services Group at Dechert LLP, where he focused on investment company regulation.  Prior to that, Mr. Holley was a Senior Project Executive at a market research agency in Prague, Czech Republic.  Mr. Holley graduated magna cum laude from Bates College and received his J.D., with honors, from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill School of Law.