As Associate Director, Regulation, Mr. Sabella leads a team that develops recommendations for Commission policy and rulemaking regarding clearing agencies, transfer agents, security-based swap data repositories and a variety of other financial market infrastructure. He joined the SEC in 2011 as a branch chief in the division’s Office of Trading Practices and was a special counsel to the division director from July 2013 to April 2015. Mr. Sabella has a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center and graduated summa cum laude from the University of Notre Dame. He began his legal career as an associate with Shearman & Sterling LLP.