Lanny Schwartz, Chief Regulatory Officer

Lanny Schwartz is Chief Regulatory Officer of the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board, where he oversees rulemaking activities and regulatory policy development. 

Before joining the MSRB, Mr. Schwartz spent more than a decade as a partner at Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP, where he provided regulatory counsel to broker-dealers, banks, swap dealers, securities exchanges and others, including advising on MSRB dealer and municipal advisor regulations, as well as on transactions. His leadership of Davis Polk’s trading and markets practice established Schwartz as a prominent legal counselor.

From 1999 to 2005, he served as executive vice president and general counsel at the Philadelphia Stock Exchange, advising senior management and leading the legal and regulatory departments. Earlier he was managing director and counsel for Bankers Trust Company, and worked as an associate at Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton and Coudert Brothers.

 Mr. Schwartz is the author of many articles on broker-dealer and market regulation and is a frequent speaker and panelist at industry conferences, as well as a former adjunct faculty member at the Columbia University Law School.

Mr. Schwartz earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania and a law degree from the New York University School of Law.

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