Annette Nazareth co-chairs BPC’s Capital Markets Task Force. She is currently a partner at the law firm of Davis Polk and Wardwell, practicing in the firm’s financial institutions group in the Washington, D.C. office.
At Davis Polk, she advises clients across a broad range of complex regulatory matters and transactions. She also works closely with Davis Polk’s Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) enforcement practice, counseling non-financial sector corporations that are subject to government regulatory and enforcement actions.
Nazareth was a key financial services policymaker for more than a decade. She joined the SEC staff in 1998, serving as director of the division of market regulation (now the division of trading and markets) from 1999 to 2005.
In 2005, she was appointed an SEC commissioner. During her tenure at the commission, she worked on numerous groundbreaking initiatives, including execution quality disclosure rules, implementation of equities decimal pricing, short sale reforms, and modernization of the national market system rules.