How to Become (and Remain) Gainfully Employed: a Career Talk for Unconventional Students

Oct 12, 2015
05:45 PM to 07:00 PM
114 Katz

Michael Gaw, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

Michael Gaw will talk about his career path, the challenges he faced, and how he was ultimately able to combine his interests in government, finance and foreign affairs into a career with the federal government. His lecture will be followed by a question-and-answer session. Anyone interested in a career in law, public interest, government, and/ or foreign affairs is encouraged to attend.

In this current position as an assistant director in the Division of Trading and Markets, Gaw works on issues relating to trading rules and trade reporting for equities, fixed income and derivative securities. Currently, he is the project manager for the SEC’s implementation of new rules that require derivatives trades to be publicly disseminated, as are stock trades.

Gaw has represented the SEC at international meetings in Spain, France and Germany. He graduated from Harvard College with bachelor of arts in social studies and the University of Cambridge with a master of philosophy in European studies. He earned his juris doctorate from Boston College Law School.

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