Schiff Hardin Welcomes Mark M. Attar
Summary: Mark M. Attar has joined Schiff Hardin in its Financial Markets and Products Group.
Schiff Hardin is pleased to announce that SEC veteran Mark M. Attar has rejoined the firm as a partner in its Financial Markets and Products group. Attar will be based in the firm's Washington, D.C. office. Attar returns to the firm from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Division of Trading and Markets, where he served as Senior Special Counsel in the Office of Broker-Dealer Finances.
Marci A. Eisentein, the firm's managing partner, said, "Mark is an outstanding addition to the firm, and we are so pleased to see him return. Given the ever-changing regulatory landscape, his familiarity with the SEC's inner-workings provides our clients in the financial markets and products industry extraordinary perspective and counsel."
While at the SEC, Attar managed attorneys responsible for administering the SEC's broker-dealer financial responsibility rules and was involved in completing mandated rule making under the Dodd-Frank Act as well. He also assessed potential Securities Investor Protection Corporation coverage under the Securities Investor Protection Act of 1970, and served as a head liaison on enforcement and examination matters stemming from broker-dealer financial responsibility.
Paul E. Dengel, the head of the firm's Financial Markets and Products group, said, "Mark possesses a depth of knowledge in securities regulation that few can match, particularly when it comes to issues that affect broker-dealers. As a former SEC regulator, his command of the net capital rule will be invaluable to our clients who are looking to make smarter decisions about their money."
Attar said, "I am excited to return to Schiff Hardin and work with both new and former colleagues, drawing upon my SEC experience to further expand the firm's practice in financial markets and products."
Attar earned his law degree from New York Law School, his L.L.M. from Georgetown University Law Center, and his B.A. from Franklin and Marshall College.
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