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Ari Gabinet

Senior Fellow in International and Public Affairs

Biography

Ari Gabinet has spent more than 30 years in the securities law field as a trial lawyer, senior securities regulator with the SEC, and financial services general counsel. After twenty years with major international law firms, from 2002 to 2005, Gabinet was the head of the SEC’s Philadelphia office, managing a staff of more than 100 lawyers and finance professionals running the Commission’s enforcement and regulatory examination program in the mid-Atlantic region. After leaving the SEC, he spent five years in Vanguard’s legal department, where he was responsible for the areas of securities regulation, broker-dealer, tax, international, and litigation. From 2010 through 2015, he was general counsel of OppenheimerFunds, overseeing the legal, compliance, and internal audit functions. He has been a frequent speaker on issues of securities regulation, leadership and management, and innovation in legal department operations.