Ernesto A. Lanza is Deputy Executive Director of the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board, the federal self-regulatory organization that regulates broker-dealers, banks and municipal advisors engaging in municipal securities and other public sector financial services activities.� He currently oversees the MSRB�s market structure, economic analysis and legislative affairs functions, as well as provides general advice on regulatory, market transparency and other strategic matters.� He previously served as Chief Legal Officer/General Counsel, leading the MSRB�s legal, corporate governance and rulemaking activities.Mr. Lanza led the design, development and launch of the MSRB�s Electronic Municipal Market Access system (EMMA) as well as the development of the MSRB�s long-range plan for the further evolution of its market transparency systems, and he currently continues to oversee the strategic direction of EMMA and related market transparency products.� Previously, Mr. Lanza led the MSRB�s initial rulemaking and interpretive initiatives relating to broker-dealer activities in 529 college savings plans and has worked on a broad range of fair practice, pricing, underwriting, suitability, pay-to-play and disclosure issues relating to municipal bonds.Prior to joining the staff of the MSRB in 1997, Mr. Lanza was in private practice at Ballard Spahr, Greenberg Traurig and Holland & Knight.� He received his law degree in 1988 from the University of Pennsylvania Law School and his B.A. degree in Government from Harvard University in 1985.
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