Ed Fierro serves as bond counsel, disclosure counsel, underwriter’s counsel and purchaser’s counsel in a spectrum of public finance transactions. He also counsels municipal issuers, obligated persons and regulated entities on legal, regulatory and policy issues. Ed provides clients with a comprehensive understanding of the application of federal securities laws when analyzing regulatory, compliance and enforcement issues.

Previously, Ed served as senior counsel to the director of the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) Office of Municipal Securities. In this role, he was responsible for coordinating the SEC’s municipal securities activities and administering the rules pertaining to the municipal securities market. While at the SEC, Ed was instrumental in executing the SEC’s short-term fixed income market structure initiatives, implementing the municipal advisor regulatory regime, reviewing examination findings and enforcement actions, and proposing amendments to Rule 15c2-12.

His experience in the municipal securities industry also includes working in the legal and compliance departments of two investment banks. In those roles, Ed advised on legal, compliance and regulatory issues related to sales, trading and underwriting of municipal securities, including ensuring compliance with applicable rules promulgated by the SEC, the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (MSRB) and Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA). Ed also previously served a combined six years in the United States Army and California National Guard.