Gary Goldsholle, General Counsel

Gary Goldsholle is General Counsel of the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (MSRB), where he oversees all legal activities of the MSRB, including market regulation, professional qualifications, enforcement support and corporate governance.

Prior to joining the MSRB, Mr. Goldsholle was vice president and associate general counsel for the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), where he was responsible for regulatory policy and rule development. He also worked in the Office of the Chief Counsel, Division of Trading and Markets at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission. Mr. Goldsholle began his legal career as an associate at Steptoe & Johnson.

Mr. Goldsholle received a bachelor’s degree from Duke University and a law degree from the University of Chicago Law School.   


The MSRB protects investors, state and local governments and other municipal entities, and the public interest by promoting a fair and efficient municipal securities market. The MSRB fulfills this mission by regulating the municipal securities firms, banks and municipal advisors that engage in municipal securities and advisory activities. To further protect market participants, the MSRB provides market transparency through its Electronic Municipal Market Access (EMMA®) website , the official repository for information on all municipal bonds. The MSRB also serves as an objective resource on the municipal market, conducts extensive education and outreach to market stakeholders, and provides market leadership on key issues. The MSRB is a Congressionally-chartered, self-regulatory organization governed by a 21-member board of directors that has a majority of public members, in addition to representatives of regulated entities. The MSRB is subject to oversight by the Securities and Exchange Commission.