Kathleen Casey is a senior advisor with Patomak Global Partners. Her Patomak client work spans corporate governance issues; international regulatory developments, including interaction with U.S. policies; and technical market regulations. She has more than two decades of experience in senior government regulatory, legal and policy roles.
Ms. Casey completed her five-year term as a Commissioner with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in August 2011.
During her tenure, Ms. Casey acted as the SEC’s principal representative in various international fora, including multilateral and bilateral regulatory dialogues, the G-20 Financial Stability Board, and the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO). In this capacity, she also served in several international leadership positions, including as Chairman of the IOSCO Technical Committee and Co-chair of the CPSS/IOSCO Review of Standards, the IOSCO OTC Derivatives Task Force, the IOSCO Task Force on Supervisory Cooperation, and the FSB Working Group on Provisioning.
Prior to being appointed Commissioner, Ms. Casey served in various legal and policy roles in the United States Senate. From 2003 to 2006, she served as Staff Director and Counsel of the U.S. Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee. Before serving as Staff Director for the Senate Banking Committee, Ms. Casey served in a series of senior advisory roles to U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-AL), including Chief of Staff from 2002 to 2003 and Legislative Director from 1996 to 2002. From 1994 to 1996, Ms. Casey served as the Staff Director of the Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Regulatory Relief on the U.S. Senate Banking Committee; and from 1993 to 1994, she served as a Legislative Assistant for tax, budget, and finance matters for Senator Richard Shelby.
Currently, Ms. Casey serves as a non-executive director on the Board of HSBC Holdings plc, and is a member of the Board of Trustees of The Pennsylvania State University and Chairman of the Board of Penn State Health. She is also a member of the Library of Congress Trust Fund Board, the Board of Trustees of the International Valuation Standards Council, and the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board Advisory Council.
Previous roles include serving as a member and Non-Executive Chairman of the Council of the Alternative Investment Management Association, a group of over 1,300 hedge fund managers, fund of hedge funds managers, prime brokers, legal and accounting firms, investors, fund administrators, and independent fund directors based in more than 50 countries worldwide; as a distinguished policy fellow with the Georgetown Center for Financial Markets and Policy at Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business; an adjunct lecturer at George Mason University School of Law; a non-executive director of FX Alliance Inc., an independent electronic foreign exchange trading platform; Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Pennsylvania State University and a member of the Board of the Milton S. Hershey Medical Center.
Ms. Casey received her J.D. from George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School, and her B.A. in International Politics from Pennsylvania State University.