Richard Gabbert (2019 Annual)
Counsel to Commissioner Hester Peirce
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
Richard Gabbert is counsel to Commissioner Hester Peirce at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, advising the Commissioner on a wide range of regulatory matters, including those arising in connection with her role in spearheading the Commission’s implementation of OTC derivatives markets reforms as mandated by the Dodd-Frank Act. Prior to joining the Commissioner’s office, he was a Senior Special Counsel in the Office of Derivatives Policy in the Division of Trading and Markets at the SEC, where he led rulemaking teams addressing the cross-border regulation of derivatives markets.
From 2016 to 2017, Richard participated in the Mansfield Fellowship Program, which was established by the United States Congress in 1994 to develop Japan-related policy expertise among U.S. government officials. During his time as a Mansfield Fellow, Richard worked in several Japanese agencies, including the Financial Services Agency, the Securities and Exchange Surveillance Commission, and the Bank of Japan.