Micah Green advises clients on the full spectrum of legislative, regulatory, compliance, enforcement, and litigation issues, with a particular emphasis on issues affecting capital markets, financial products and financial services providers and tax policy matters. He frequently advises clients on matters before the US Congress, Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), Securities Exchange Commission (SEC), Department of the Treasury, Federal Reserve, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), and other federal financial regulatory agencies.
Clients benefit from Micah’s deep understanding of the policy and political environment coupled with his first-hand knowledge of the needs of different types of markets, businesses, and financial products. He has more than three decades of experience working directly with key policy makers who impact the regulation of the financial services, financial products, and capital markets sectors, as well as those who draft tax laws and regulations.
Prior to entering private practice Micah served as president and co-CEO of the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA), which was formed by a merger between The Bond Market Association and the Securities Industry Association. At the time of the merger, he had served as president and CEO of The Bond Market Association (BMA) for seven years. Before joining BMA, Micah was tax legislative counsel at MCI Communications, where he was responsible for implementing the federal, state, and local tax legislative efforts of the telecommunications company and leading MCI’s lobbying efforts during major tax reform. Micah also spent seven years working on Capitol Hill, including serving as staff director of the Subcommittee on Human Resources.
- District of Columbia
- J.D., The George Washington University Law School, 1984
- B.B.A., The George Washington University, 1979
Areas of Practice
Serve as regulatory counsel to the Wholesale Markets Brokers Association, Americas (WMBAA) before the CFTC and SEC focusing on Dodd-Frank rulemaking involving swap execution facilities. Subsequently helped the WMBAA secure interpretive guidance and no-action relief on numerous issues.
Represented the Depository Trust and Clearing Corporation (DTCC) through the Dodd-Frank legislative process and regulatory rule-making at the CFTC and the SEC on matters relating to swap data repositories under Title VII under Dodd-Frank. Provide DTCC continued Washington representation as well as advice and counsel on CFTC and SEC compliance issues.
Helped to spearhead Assured Guaranty’s efforts to develop and execute a federal advocacy strategy before Congress and the administration, as one of the largest creditors having insured bonds issued by Puerto Rico and its various agencies. This led to the development of federal initiatives to address Puerto Rico’s fiscal crisis in a manner intended to re-establish credibility with and access to capital markets.
Represented the Bond Dealers of America during the consideration of H.R. 1, The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, on issues relating to municipal bonds.
Represented a cryptocurrency trading platform before the CFTC on a fundamental issue of when delivery of a currency trade occurs. This initiated a broader policy review by the CFTC to ensure that both the cryptocurrency trading processes and the application of blockchain technology were understood and applied in this policy-making.
"Wrap Up," ABA Business Law Section, Derivatives & Futures Law Committee Winter Meeting, January 19, 2017
Moderator, "A View From the Hill: The Trump Presidency," SefCon VII 2017, January 18, 2017
"The First 100 Days: Predictions for US Companies and the Counsel Who Advise Them," LexisNexis, December 7, 2016
"Implications of the Recent Last Look Settlement on Your Business," Foreign Exchange Professionals Association, January 12, 2016
Moderator, "View From the Hill," Swap Execution Facility Conference, Wholesale Markets Brokers' Association, Americas, October 26, 2015
News & Publications
May 30, 2018
April 26, 2018
January 8, 2018
By: Micah S. Green
December 15, 2017
November 29, 2017
November 7, 2017
November 2, 2017
September 13, 2017
September 13, 2017
July 31, 2017
January 31, 2018
May 18, 2017
December 15, 2016
November 10, 2016
Speakers: Jason Abel, James D. Barnette, Leslie A. Belcher, Elizabeth Hurley Burks, Christopher Caron, David H. Coburn, John T. Collins, Richard O. Cunningham, Ambassador Susan G. Esserman, Luis G. Fortuño, Micah S. Green, N. Hunter Johnston, Douglas Kantor, Darryl Nirenberg, Allison Nyholm, Scott A. Sinder, Carolyn Walsh, Amanda Pedvin Varma
- Legal 500 US, Government: Government Relations (2016-2018)
- The Hill, "Top Lobbyists" (2016-2017)
- President and Co-CEO, Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (2006-2007)
- President and CEO, The Bond Market Association (1987-2006)
- Tax Legislative Counsel, MCI Communications (1985-1987)
- Staff Director, Subcomittee on Human Resources, House Committee on Post Office and Civil Service (1983-1985)
- American Bar Association
- Co-Chairman, Derivatives, Securitization, and Project Finance Committee, DC Bar
- The Bond Club of New York
- Bretton Woods Committee
- Former President, Congregation B'Nai Tzedek, Potomac, Maryland
- The Economic Club of Washington, DC
- Former Chancellor, Exchequer Club of Washington, DC
- Kappa Beta Phi