Edward A. Kwalwasser is a senior counsel in the Corporate Department.
Prior to joining Proskauer in 2005, Edward served as Group Executive Vice President of the New York Stock Exchange in charge of the Exchange's Regulatory Group, which comprised the Divisions of Member Firm Regulation, Market Surveillance, and Enforcement. While at the NYSE, he was a member of the Exchange's Management Committee. Before joining the NYSE, Edward was an Associate Director of the SEC's Division of Market Regulation in charge of the SEC's broker-dealer examination program as well as its broker-dealer net capital office.
Edward counsels major financial institutions, including full service broker-dealers, domestic and foreign investment banks, clearing brokers, investment advisors, hedge funds, and depository and settlement institutions on a wide range of regulatory and enforcement matters. He advises clients on SEC and SRO regulations and compliance, best practices, complex trading strategies, securities lending activities, investment product development, internal investigations, civil and administrative enforcement proceedings, as well as securities arbitrations.
Edward was a member of the Board of Directors of the Depository Trust Corporation and a founding Director of the SEC Historical Society. He is currently on the Board of The Institute for Financial Markets.