Proskauer Rose LLP has announced that Edward A. Kwalwasser, former group executive vice president for regulation at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), has joined the firm as senior regulatory counsel.
At the NYSE, Mr. Kwalwasser oversaw the divisions of Member Firm Regulation, Market Surveillance and Enforcement. As the Exchange's chief regulatory officer and member of its management committee, Mr. Kwalwasser also worked cooperatively with all of the other regulatory authorities and self-regulatory organizations, including the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, NASD, NASAA and state regulators, the Department of Justice, the major foreign financial regulatory authorities and the International Organizations of Securities Commissions.
"As the NYSE's chief regulatory officer, Ed has played a decisive role in the development and interpretation of the Exchange rules, the operation of its marketplace and the regulation of its member firms for the past two decades, and we are truly excited that he has joined our firm," said Proskauer Chairman Allen I. Fagin.
Proskauer's Broker-Dealer and Investment Management Group represents a broad spectrum of financial institutions