Katherine K. Martin

Katherine K. Martin is a Managing Director of Rock Creek Global Advisors, an international economic policy advisory firm, where she focuses on international financial regulatory and policy matters.  Ms. Martin is currently advising multinational companies and financial institutions on financial regulatory issues, geopolitical risk, and matters arising in global forums (G7, G20, FSB, IOSCO, BCBS, CPMI, and IAIS) and US bilateral dialogues with the EU, UK, and other jurisdictions.

From 2015 to 2021, Ms. Martin was the Associate Director in the Office of International Affairs at the US Securities and Exchange Commission where she oversaw the International Regulatory Policy and Supervisory Cooperation Program.  Ms. Martin led the SEC’s multilateral and bilateral engagement and advised the Commission on a wide range of cross-border regulatory policy and supervisory cooperation issues.  Ms. Martin represented the SEC on a number of FSB and IOSCO committees and in bilateral dialogues, including the US-EU Financial Regulatory Forum and the US-UK Financial Regulatory Working Group.

Prior to her appointment as Associate Director, Ms. Martin served in various roles at the SEC for more than a decade, including in the Office of Clearance and Settlement in the Division of Trading and Markets, where she worked on financial market infrastructure policy issues and contributed significantly to the development of international standards and guidance in this area, including the CPMI-IOSCO Principles for Financial Market Infrastructures.

Prior to joining the Commission, Ms. Martin practiced securities and corporate law at Sullivan & Cromwell LLP and Hogan Lovells in New York and Washington, D.C.

Ms. Martin graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor’s degree from Syracuse University.  She earned her J.D., magna cum laude, from the Syracuse University College of Law, where she was an executive editor of the Syracuse Law Review.

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