Securities & Exchange Commissioner Hester Peirce joins Jonathan and Michael to discuss a variety of topics pertaining to the evolution of securities regulation in the United States.

Topics include the most recent vote to amend the rules around capital formation and crowdfunding projects to facilitate better outcomes for U.S.-based businesses trying to raise funding and grow. Also discussed were topics such as the recent ATS no-action letter and secondary market considerations for digitized assets, regulatory enforcement, and cross-agency cooperation for crypto and tech regulation.

About SEC Commissioner Hester Peirce

Having earned her nickname “Crypto Mom” for her interest in cryptocurrency and blockchain, Hester Peirce is an American attorney specializing in financial market regulation. Peirce currently serves as a Commissioner on the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). 

She previously served as the director of the Financial Markets Working Group at George Mason University’s Mercatus Center. 

Peirce is a former staff member of the United States Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs and of the SEC. On August 6, 2020, the Senate confirmed Peirce by voice vote for another five-year term expiring on June 5, 2025. 

Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, Commissioner Peirce earned her B.A. in economics from Case Western Reserve University in 1993 and her J.D. from Yale Law School in 1997.

Follow Commissioner Peirce on Twitter: @HesterPeirce