Michael L. Post, General Counsel

Michael L. Post is General Counsel of the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board, where he serves as senior legal and policy advisor to the MSRB and its Board of Directors. He oversees market regulation, corporate governance, regulator relationships and legislative affairs.

After joining the MSRB as Deputy General Counsel in 2013, Mr. Post managed a staff of attorneys in the development and implementation of rules governing municipal securities dealers, including key market structure rules such as best execution and mark-up disclosure, as well as a new framework of rules governing municipal advisors.

Previously he served for over 10 years in various senior roles at the Securities and Exchange Commission. From 2007 to 2009, he was counsel to Chairman Christopher Cox, advising on a wide range of legal, policy and management issues arising primarily out of the Division of Trading and Markets, Division of Enforcement and Office of Municipal Securities. He also served as a senior litigation counsel in the appellate group in the SEC's Office of the General Counsel and received the Manuel F. Cohen Outstanding SEC Younger Lawyer Award. From 1998 to 2003, Mr. Post was in private practice in the Supreme Court and appellate litigation group at Sidley Austin LLP. He began his legal career as a judicial law clerk on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit.

Mr. Post earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of California, Los Angeles, a master of public administration degree from Arizona State University and a juris doctor, with high honors, from The George Washington University Law School, where he was a senior editor of the Law Review.


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.

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