NEW YORK--()--Seward & Kissel LLP is pleased to announce that Sharon M. Davison has joined the firm as Counsel in its New York office. Ms. Davison has over 20 years of experience advising broker-dealers, investment managers, and investment funds on legal, regulatory, and compliance issues. At Seward & Kissel, she will join the firm’s reputable Investment Management practice and will focus her practice on broker-dealers.
Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Davison was the General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer of boutique fixed income trading and research broker-dealer Libertas Partners LLC in Greenwich, CT, as well as the Chief Compliance Officer for the US Trust Investment Advisers and Funds. Her first position at US Trust was Director of Securities Compliance, where she built a securities compliance program for the bank and its SEC registered entities.
During her career, Ms. Davison has created and reviewed comprehensive compliance programs, and practiced as a regulator working in various areas at the New York Stock Exchange. She was a Trial Counsel in the Enforcement Division of the NYSE for over seven years moving on to the Market Surveillance Division where she served as Senior Counsel and Director of Special Investigations with a particular emphasis on insider trading and market manipulation.
Ms. Davison holds a B.A. in Political Science from Yale University and her J.D. from Columbia University School of Law. She serves on the New York City Bar Association Securities Regulation Committee and is on the Board of Trustees at Union Theological Seminary in New York City.
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Seward & Kissel LLP (www.sewkis.com) is a law firm with offices in New York and Washington, D.C., originally established in 1890, offering legal advice emphasizing business, financial and commercial law and related litigation. The Firm’s practices include mergers & acquisitions and other business transactions, corporate finance and securities, investment management, bankruptcy and corporate reorganization, litigation, tax, real estate, employment and employee benefits, trusts and estates, intellectual property and legislative and regulatory advice. The Firm is internationally known for its work with clients in the private investment/hedge fund, transportation (shipping) and banking industries.