Ahmed Abonamah

Senior Counsel to the Director
Securities and Exchange Commission

Mr. Abonamah is the Senior Counsel to the Director in the Office of Municipal Securities (OMS). Mr. Abonamah advises the OMS director on matters pertaining to the SEC’s municipal securities activities. OMS advises the Commission on policy matters relating to the municipal securities market, is responsible for policy development, coordination and implementation of Commission initiatives to improve the municipal securities market, and provides technical assistance to the Division of Enforcement and the Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations. OMS also coordinates with the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board on rulemaking and enforcement actions and oversees MSRB rulemaking and the SEC’s municipal advisor registration program. Prior to joining the OMS, Mr. Abonamah worked as a public finance attorney at Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP where he served as bond counsel, underwriter’s counsel, and disclosure counsel on a wide variety of public finance transactions. Mr. Abonamah received his B.A. in political science from the University of Dayton, and earned his J.D. from Case Western Reserve University School of Law.