As part of the American Academy's public program, each week we offer public lectures, concerts, screenings, or readings by Academy fellows, distinguished visitors, and special guests. Most evening lectures take place at the Hans Arnhold Center, but the Academy also partners with a handful of cultural institutions in Berlin for special events: Radialsytem V, the JFK Institut of the Freie Universität Berlin, Kino Babylon, the United States Embassy, and the Hertie School of Governance.
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Over the past two years, SEC Commissioner Daniel M. Gallagher has actively met with regulators, financial officials, and market participants across the globe to examine the impacts felt by financial markets as a result of post-crisis regulatory reforms. Focusing primarily on market development and competitiveness issues, specific topics of interest have included equity market structure, derivatives regulation, and fixed-income trading practices. In his Academy lecture, made possible in part with the American Chamber of Commerce in Germany, Commissioner Gallagher will discuss some of his observations and relate them to current developments in the transatlantic marketplace.
Daniel M. Gallagher was confirmed by the US Senate as SEC Commissioner on October 21, 2011. His appointment to the Commission marked a homecoming of sorts, as he had served previously as Deputy Director and, later, Acting Director of the Division of Trading and Markets at the SEC. During his tenure there, he played a critical role in the agency’s response to the financial crisis. He worked closely with the Treasury Department, the Federal Reserve Board, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission and various international regulators on matters relating to the crisis, including those involving credit rating agencies and credit default swaps.
Commissioner Gallagher earned his bachelor’s degree in English at Georgetown University and his law degree from the Catholic University of America, where he was a member of the law review. He began his career in private practice, advising clients on broker-dealer regulatory issues and representing clients in SEC and self-regulatory organization (SRO) enforcement proceedings before joining the SEC.