Hal S. Scott
Hal S. Scott is the Emeritus Nomura Professor of International Financial Systems at Harvard Law School (HLS), where he taught from 1975-2018. His HLS courses were on Capital Markets Regulation, International Finance, the Payment System and Securities Regulation. He is currently an adjunct Professor of Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government where he teaches Capital Market Regulation. He will also be teaching International Finance at the Boston University Law School in Spring 2019.
He has a B.A. from Princeton University (Woodrow Wilson School, 1965), an M.A. from Stanford University in Political Science (1967), and a J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School (1972). In 1974-1975, before joining Harvard, he clerked for Justice Byron White.
He is the Director of the Program on International Financial Systems (PIFS), founded in 1986. Besides doing research, the Program organizes the annual invitation-only U.S.-China, U.S.-Europe, and U.S.-Japan Symposia on Building the Financial System of the 21st Century, attended by financial system leaders in the concerned countries. The Program has also organized special events on important topics like international accounting standards, enforcement and ring fencing. HLS is the non-financial sponsor or these events. In addition PIFS partners with Executive Education at Harvard Law School in offering executive education for financial regulators.
Professor Scott’s books include the law school textbook International Finance: Transactions, Policy and Regulation (22nd ed. Foundation Press, forthcoming 2018); Connectedness and Contagion (M.I.T. Press 2016) and The Global Financial Crisis (Foundation Press 2009).
Professor Scott is also the Director of the Committee on Capital Markets Regulation, a bi-partisan non-profit organization organized in 2006, dedicated to enhancing the competitiveness of U.S. capital markets and ensuring the stability of the U.S. financial system via research and advocacy.
He is also a member of the Bretton Woods Committee, a member of the Market Monitoring Group of the Institute of International Finance, a past independent director of Lazard, Ltd. (2006-2016), a past President of the International Academy of Consumer and Commercial Law and a past Governor of the American Stock Exchange (2002-2005).
Stefan M. Gavell
Stefan Gavell is Executive Vice President and Global Head of Regulatory, Industry and Government Affairs for State Street Corporation with responsibility for global regulatory, industry and government relations. In this position, he is responsible for representing State Street with regulators, legislators and other policymakers worldwide.
Mr. Gavell has supported and been actively involved in the Program on International Financial Systems as a speaker and moderator for more than 10 years.
Representing State Street, and in conjunction with leading industry associations, Mr. Gavell has successfully advocated on legislative and regulatory issues, in the US, Europe, and Asia, on banking, securities and asset management matters.
Mr. Gavell has deep experience in financial markets, market regulation and governance as a result of his close to 40 year career and has held numerous positions at State Street, including as Treasurer, acting CFO, and Head of International Global Markets, and has held expatriate assignments in Hong Kong, Japan, the UK and France. He currently holds positions as President of State Street International Holdings, and on the Board of State Street Global Markets, LLC. He currently serves or has served on served on numerous governance committees including management, financial policy, asset and liability, compliance and conduct, and numerous bank, investment management, and securities subsidiary boards.
He joined State Street in 1990 as General Manager in Japan.
Mr. Gavell is a member of numerous professional bodies, including long tenure as President of the American Bankers Association Securities Association. He currently serves on the board of the Global Financial Markets Association, and is a frequent speaker on banking and financial markets topics at conferences and seminars.
Stefan received his B.A. in Economics and Government from Oberlin College and his M.B.A. from Columbia University.
John Gulliver is also currently the Executive Director of Research for the Committee on Capital Markets Regulation, where he develops and seeks to implement policy reforms to the regulation of securities markets and financial institutions. In doing so, John works closely with the Committee’s members and meets with regulators and policymakers on Capitol Hill. He also manages the Committee’s research team. Prior to joining the Committee, John was a research associate for the MIT Laboratory for Financial Engineering, where his work focused on the development of a market-based approach to bank capital requirements. He also worked as an Associate for ACA Compliance Group, where he supported the General Counsel. John is a graduate of Harvard Law School and the University of Manitoba.
Jacqueline McCabe is also the Corporate Secretary of the Committee on Capital Markets Regulation. She serves at the Committee and PIFS in a part-time capacity offering legal advice on management issues. Prior to her current role, Jackie served as Executive Director of CCMR from 2011 – 2012. Before joining the Committee, she served for seven years as a Vice President and Assistant and Associate General Counsel at Goldman Sachs & Co. At Goldman Sachs, Jackie worked within the investment management division (“GSAM”) where she was responsible for GSAM’s private investment funds and managed accounts with institutional clients. Prior to that, she was an associate at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher and Flom in their Investment Management Group. Jackie graduated from Harvard Law School and from Princeton University with an A.B. in History.
Whitney Vasey is Director of events for the Program on International Financial Systems. Whitney manages the day-to-day management of PIFS annual international symposia, in addition to other specialized events. Previously, she held positions at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission in Washington, DC. Whitney holds degrees in international business and Spanish from Georgia College and State University. She lives in Boston and is married with three children.
Brent Speed joined the Program in January 2018 and has been a Senior Research Fellow at the Committee on Capital Markets Regulation since the spring of 2016. Prior to joining the Committee, he practiced law at Ropes & Gray in Boston in the firm’s securities and public companies group. He primarily represented issuers and underwriters in equity and debt offering and advised clients on SEC reporting requirements, listing exchange rules, and corporate governance matters. Before joining Ropes & Gray, Brent served as a law clerk for Judge Sandra Lynch of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit in Boston. Brent received a B.A. from Harvard College, graduating summa cum laude with a concentration in Government and a minor in Economics. He received a JD from Harvard Law School, where he was a Notes Editor on the Harvard Law Review and graduated magna cum laude.
Marina Pappas is also the Chief Administrative Officer to the Committee on Capital Markets Regulation. Prior to her current role, Marina was the Chief of Staff at Easterly LLC, a growing asset management firm based in Beverly, MA and New York, NY. During her five years at Easterly she directly supported the Managing Principal and managed the daily operations and overall priorities of the firm. Marina earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in History from Bates College in Lewiston, ME.