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Adam Wasserman is the head of enforcement at NYSE Regulation, the regulatory arm of the New York Stock Exchange. Adam joined NYSE in 2014 to help rebuild its market regulation program and leads a team of attorneys dedicated to ensuring that its securities markets remain strong, efficient, and fair. Previously, he was a white collar and securities litigation partner at Dechert LLP, specializing in assisting financial institutions and their senior executives. While there, Adam represented the board of directors of Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. in all investigations, litigations, and corporate governance matters arising out of the wake of the 2008 financial crisis and the largest bankruptcy in U.S. history. He also maintained an active pro bono practice, winning asylum for a detained Somali refugee, obtaining a declaratory judgment on behalf of clean needle exchange program participants, winning parole for an inmate serving a sentence of twenty-years to life, and representing a Louisiana death row inmate in post-conviction proceedings. Over the course of his career, Adam has been selected by Law360 as one of five white collar rising stars, named a New York Metro Super Lawyer, and recommended by the Legal 500 for “experienced, sage counsel.” He currently serves as Treasurer of Knology, an interdisciplinary social science think tank focused on environmental, cultural, and media issues. Adam lives outside of New York City, with his wife Kate and two children. He received a bachelor’s degree from Pomona College and a JD from Harvard Law School. Adam is a Fellow of the 2017 class of the Finance Leaders Fellowship and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.