David Lynn | Partner Morrison & Foerster, Chair of Selection Committee

David Lynn is a co-chair of the firm's Public Companies and Securities Practice. Mr. Lynn's practice is focused on advising a wide range of clients on SEC matters, securities transactions and corporate governance. Mr. Lynn is well known in the area of executive compensation disclosure, having co-authored, "The Executive Compensation Disclosure Treatise and Reporting Guide." While serving as Chief Counsel of the Securities and Exchange Commission's Division of Corporation Finance, Mr. Lynn led the rulemaking team that drafted sweeping revisions to the SEC's executive compensation and related party disclosure rules.

Sharon Brown-Hruska

Sharon Brown-Hruska is a Vice President in the Securities and Finance Practice of National Economic Research Associates (NERA). She is a leading expert in securities, derivatives, and risk management. Prior to joining NERA, she served as Commissioner (2002-2006) and Acting Chairman (2004-2005) of the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and as a member of the President’s Working Group on Financial Markets. Dr. Brown-Hruska has advised exchanges, businesses, and governments on regulation and compliance issues, and has addressed numerous governmental and financial organizations, including U.S. House and Senate committees, the International Monetary Fund, and the International Organization of Securities Commissioners. She has spoken extensively on regulation of derivatives and financial entities that use them to the Managed Funds Association, Futures Industry Association, and the International Swaps and Derivatives Association, and other financial industry associations. She is also widely published, with articles appearing in Capital Markets Law Journal, Barron's, Journal of Futures Markets, Regulation, Review of Futures Markets, and other publications. Before her public service, Dr. Brown-Hruska was an Assistant Professor of Finance at George Mason University and at Tulane University. She holds a PhD and MA in economics and a BA in economics and international studies from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

John A. Buchman

John A. Buchman is Professorial Lecturer in Law at The George Washington University Law School. Professor Buchman is also Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of E*TRADE Bank, a $28 billion asset bank subsidiary of E*TRADE Financial Corporation located in Arlington, VA. Prior to joining the Bank in November 2000, Professor Buchman spent his entire legal career working as a banking attorney in Washington, DC, both in private practice and with the government. Most recently, he was a partner with Holland & Knight LLP.

Previously, Professor Buchman was an Assistant General Counsel in the Corporate and Securities Division of the Federal Home Loan Bank Board and the Office of Thrift Supervision. He has been teaching a Banking Law course at GW since 1991. He is an active member of the Bank Secrecy Act Advisory Group, the Exchequer Club, the American Bankers Association Bank Counsel Group, the American Bar Association's Banking Law and Consumer Financial Services Committees, and is Chair of the Advisory Board of the Center for Law, Economics & Finance (C-LEAF) at GW Law.

Professor Buchman received his undergraduate degree in International Economics from Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in 1977 and his law degree from Harvard University in 1980.

Donald Langevoort

Prior to joining the Law Center faculty of Georgetown University in 1999, Professor Langevoort was the Lee S. and Charles A. Speir Professor at Vanderbilt University School of Law, where he joined the faculty in 1981. The courses Professor Langevoort teaches are Contracts, Securities Regulation, various seminars on corporate and securities issues, and Corporations. Professor Langevoort has received the Paul J. Hartman Award for Excellence in Teaching at Vanderbilt. He has been a visiting professor at Harvard Law School and the University of Michigan Law School and a lecturer at the Washington College of Law, American University. After practicing for two years at Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering in Washington, D.C., he joined the staff of the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission as Special Counsel in the Office of the General Counsel. Professor Langevoort is the co-author, with Professors James Cox and Robert Hillman, of Securities Regulation: Cases and Materials (Aspen Law & Business), and the author of a treatise entitled Insider Trading: Regulation, Enforcement and Prevention (West Group). He has also written many law review articles, a number of which seek to incorporate insights from social psychology and behavioral economics into the study of corporate and securities law and legal ethics. Professor Langevoort has testified numerous times before Congressional committees on issues relating to insider trading and securities litigation reform.

Suzanne McGee

Suzanne McGee is a New York-based financial journalist. After nearly 14 years as a staff reporter for the Wall Street Journal in Toronto, London and New York covering topics that ranged from rogue traders to the rise and fall of the dot.com phenomenon, she is now a contributing editor at Barron’s and writes on financial topics for numerous other publications that have ranged from Art+Auction to Institutional Investor magazine. McGee received both a Gerald Loeb Award and a SABEW “Best in Business” Award for a multimedia project on the rise of Chinese consumer culture that she conceived and reported in 2006/2007. She is the author of “Chasing Goldman Sachs”, a book about the causes of the financial crisis published by Crown last year and due to be released in paperback this October; the Washington Post named it one of the best non-fiction books of 2010 and called it a "masterful" analysis.

Peter Went

Dr. Peter Went is a vice president and the senior researcher in GARP's Research Center. He speaks, writes, and researches on financial risk management and prudential regulatory topics. He is the co-author of several books and countless articles on finance, banking, and financial risk management. Additionally, he manages GARP's bank risk management programs. Dr. Went is a director of Woodlands Financial Services Corporation, a publicly traded bank headquartered in Pennsylvania, and RegScan, regulatory information analysis corporation. Dr. Went has taught at the University of Connecticut, University of Nebraska, Bucknell University. He has also worked as an investment analyst and an attorney. Dr. Went earned a Ph.D. in finance from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and an LL.M from the Stockholm University Law School. He is also a CFA charter holder.

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