A 25-year veteran of the Securities and Exchange Commission has left the agency to join the Washington office of Sidley Austin, the firm announced Monday.
James Brigagliano, formerly the deputy director of the SEC's Division of Trading and Markets, has joined the firm’s securities and futures regulatory practice as a partner. At the agency, Brigagliano was involved in rulemaking initiatives for implementing the newly enacted Dodd-Frank Act and with the agency’s response to the 2008 financial crisis.
“Jamie understands the complex structure of global markets and the exchanges and he will add tremendous value to representing our clients in securities regulatory and enforcement matters, be they broker-dealers, hedge funds, mutual funds, investment banks or public companies,” said Thomas Cole, chairman of the firm’s executive committee, in a statement.
During his time at the SEC, Brigagliano was honored with numerous awards, including the Chairman’s Award for Excellence and the Law and Policy Award, given to the Dodd-Frank implementation team this year.