Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
Joseph Kamnik is Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary at OCC. OCC is the world's largest equity derivatives clearing organization and the foundation for secure markets. He joined OCC in 2014. In his current role, he oversees OCC's legal and regulatory affairs, and provides counsel to OCC's management and board of directors.
In his previous role as Vice President and Chief Regulatory Counsel, Mr. Kamnik was responsible for working with and effectuating OCC policies with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission, and the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve in OCC's role as a SIFMU. He also was responsible for increasing OCC's level of engagement with international regulators.
Prior to joining OCC, Mr. Kamnik was Assistant Director in the SEC's Division of Trading and Markets, Office of Clearance and Settlements, where he developed and supervised teams responsible for overseeing securities and security-based swaps clearing agencies registered with the SEC, including four clearing agencies designated systemically important by the Financial Stability Oversight Council. He also developed and implemented the SEC framework to review proposed changes filed by systemically important financial market utilities pursuant to Title VIII of the Dodd-Frank Act. He started at the SEC in 2005 as an Attorney-Advisor. Before his tenure at the SEC, Mr. Kamnik worked as an Associate for the law firm of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld in Washington, D.C.
He received a B.A. from Susquehanna University and a J.D from the University of Pennsylvania Law School.