Senior Counsel to the Investor Advocate
John Foley currently serves as Senior Counsel to the Investor Advocate. As part of the Legal and Policy team in the Office, he analyzes the potential impact of proposed SEC actions on investors, focusing particularly on actions relating to the Investment Company Act of 1940, the Investment Advisers Act of 1940, and other federal securities laws that affect the asset management industry. Mr. Foley is the Office’s liaison to the SEC’s Division of Investment Management and, prior to joining the Office, served for several years as a staff attorney in the Division of Investment Management’s Rulemaking Office.
Before joining the SEC, Mr. Foley worked in-house as an attorney and senior compliance manager for a DC-area asset management firm, and as an associate in the investment management group of law firms in DC and Philadelphia. He also served as an economist for the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Mr. Foley received his J.D. from Georgetown Law and his B.S. from Penn State University.