Danae Serrano was named the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s Ethics Counsel in March 2019. She previously served as Acting Ethics Counsel since December 2018.
Ms. Serrano joined the SEC in 2010 as an Assistant Ethics Counsel, and has served as the Deputy Ethics Counsel and Alternate Designated Agency Ethics Official since 2013. Ms. Serrano also served as the Agency’s Acting Chief Compliance Officer until August 2018.
Before joining the SEC, Ms. Serrano served as an attorney in the General Counsel’s Office of the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC), where she advised on government ethics and administrative law matters. Prior to PBGC, Ms. Serrano served as an attorney and ethics official in the United States Air Force, Office of the General Counsel.
Ms. Serrano received her law degree from the University of Connecticut School of Law, where she was an Executive Editor of the Connecticut Insurance Law Journal. She received her B.A. in History from Yale University.