What You Need to Know
- Lisa Helvin was appointed legal counsel.
- Tejal Shah, a former staff attorney in the New York Regional Office, becomes enforcement director.
- Basmah Nada, a former staff member for Sen. Elizabeth Warren, becomes Gensler’s digital director.
SEC Chairman Gary Gensler announced late Monday several new appointments to his executive team, including Amanda Fischer, a Capitol Hill veteran who worked with him during the Biden-Harris transition, as senior counselor.
Fischer, who will advise Gensler on SEC rulemakings and interagency work, most recently served as policy director at the Washington Center for Equitable Growth, a nonpartisan research organization focused on economic policy.
Fischer also spent more than a decade on Capitol Hill in roles related to financial services policymaking, including as chief of staff for Rep. Katie Porter, D-Calif.; professional staff on the Senate Banking Committee; as a policy advisor for Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto, D-Nev.; and as Deputy Staff Director for the House Committee on Financial Services.
“I had the honor to work closely with Amanda during the Biden-Harris transition, and her counsel during my confirmation process was invaluable,” Gensler said in a statement. “I’m delighted she’s joined the team.”
Gensler previously led the Biden–Harris transition’s Federal Reserve, Banking and Securities Regulators agency review team.
Also joining Gensler’s executive team is Lisa Helvin, who was appointed legal counsel.