Andy Green is the Managing Director of Economic Policy at the Center for American Progress. Prior to joining American Progress, he most recently served as counsel to Kara Stein, commissioner of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, or SEC. In that capacity, he advised Commissioner Stein on securities law, financial regulation, and related economic policy matters. Major areas of focus included the implementation of swaps reforms under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, the landmark legislation that reformed the U.S. financial system after the 2008 financial crisis, and the crowdfunding provisions of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups, or JOBS, Act, which sought to increase access to capital for small and midsize businesses. He also handled a range of accounting, asset management, corporate governance, and financial disclosure matters, as well as enforcement cases and international matters that came before the commission.
Prior to joining the SEC in 2014, Green served as counsel to U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-OR), for whom he handled banking, trade, budget, and legal matters. In that capacity, he served as staff director of the U.S. Senate Banking Committee’s Subcommittee on Economic Policy from 2013 to 2014, with responsibility for oversight of monetary policy, systemic stability, currency, and general economic matters. He participated in the passage of the Dodd-Frank Act in 2010 and was the lead staff member for the Merkley-Levin amendment, which added the Volcker rule into the law. He also participated in the passage of the JOBS Act as the lead staff member of the Merkley-Brown-Bennet amendment, which authored the law’s crowdfunding provisions.
Prior to joining Sen. Merkley’s office in early 2009, Green practiced corporate law at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson in Hong Kong and Shanghai. His practice focused on corporate finance, initial public offerings, and cross-border merger and acquisition. Green holds a B.A. in government and an M.A. in East Asian regional studies from Harvard University and a J.D. from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law.