MSRB Hires Municipal Bond Lawyer

Date: January 12, 2011

Contact: Jennifer A. Galloway, Chief Communications Officer
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Alexandria, VA – The Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (MSRB) today announced that Kathleen Miles has joined the organization’s legal department as Associate General Counsel.

Ms. Miles has more than 15 years of experience serving as bond and underwriter counsel for municipal finance transactions. She joins the MSRB from Kutak Rock, LLP where she was of counsel in the firm’s public finance practice area. Prior to joining Kutak Rock LLP, Ms. Miles was associate general counsel at Fannie Mae where she specialized in the securitization of multifamily and single family loans. Before that, she was a public finance attorney in New York City and at law firms in Washington, D.C.

“Kathy’s depth of knowledge and experience in public finance will be a great resource for the MSRB,” said MSRB Deputy General Counsel, Peg Henry. “We are very pleased that she is with us.”

Ms. Miles received a bachelor’s degree from Harvard University and a law degree from the University of Virginia.

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 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 overseen by the Securities and Exchange Commission and Congress.