Rebecca J. Olsen
Rebecca Olsen is the Acting Director of the Office of Municipal Securities of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission which is responsible for administering SEC rules on practices of broker-dealers, municipal advisors, investors, and issuers in the municipal securities area and coordinating with the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (MSRB) on rulemaking and enforcement actions. The Office of Municipal Securities advises the Commission and other SEC offices on policy matters, enforcement, and other issues affecting the municipal securities market and oversees MSRB rulemaking and the SEC’s municipal advisor registration program. Prior to joining the SEC, Ms. Olsen worked as public finance attorney at the law firm of Ballard Spahr LLP for over a decade where she served as underwriter’s counsel, bond counsel, lender’s counsel and borrower’s counsel on a wide variety of public debt offerings and private placements. Ms. Olsen has a B.A. in Political Science from Boston College, a J.D. from the Georgetown University Law Center and an LL.M. in International Business Law from the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands.