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Robert L.D. Colby

Robert L.D. Colby
Robert L.D. Colby

Robert L.D. Colby is Chief Legal Officer of FINRA where he oversees FINRA’s rulemaking, interpretive, and corporate legal functions, as well as FINRA’s Advertising, Corporate Financing and Dispute Resolution Departments, and FINRA’s Appellate Office.

Before joining FINRA, Colby was a partner in the law firm of Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP, where he advised on regulatory and compliance matters involving securities and derivatives for financial institutions and markets.

Before joining Davis Polk, he served as Deputy Director in the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Division of Trading and Markets. In that capacity, he was responsible for the regulation of broker-dealers, securities markets and clearing organizations. Before serving as Deputy Director, he was Chief Counsel of the Division of Trading and Markets, and Chief of the Division’s Branch of Market Structure.

Colby received his J.D. cum laude from Harvard Law School and his undergraduate degree summa cum laude from Bowdoin College.

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