Kevin R. Edgar

Counsel

Washington, D.C.
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Overview

Kevin Edgar's extensive career in public policy, strategy, financial services and the macro-political process spans from work in the New York Stock Exchange to the United States House of Representatives. Kevin communicates public policy goals, analyzes and develops regulatory and legislative initiatives, and executes regulatory relief and capital formation agendas. He possesses a deep understanding of legislative and regulatory processes, and how government agencies interact with one another. Utilizing his substantial comprehension of financial laws and regulations, Kevin advises clients on compliance measures and industry best practices. Additionally, his market intel and broad network enable him to counsel clients on how the Congress and regulatory agencies can impact lending, investing, innovation and growth. With over 20 years of experience, Kevin brings a wealth of industry and public policy insight to his clients' matters.

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  • Developed and supervised the drafting of the “Small Business Credit Availability Act,” legislation to modernize the Business Development Company regulatory regime, which became law as part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2018.
  • Co-wrote the Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act (FIRRMA), reauthorizing and modernizing the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS). FIRRMA was included as part of the conference report to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for the 2019 Fiscal Year.
  • Supervised the drafting and introduction of the “Financial CHOICE Act of 2017” (H.R. 10).
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Experience

  • Developed and supervised the drafting of the “Small Business Credit Availability Act,” legislation to modernize the Business Development Company regulatory regime, which became law as part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2018.
  • Co-wrote the Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act (FIRRMA), reauthorizing and modernizing the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS). FIRRMA was included as part of the conference report to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for the 2019 Fiscal Year.
  • Supervised the drafting and introduction of the “Financial CHOICE Act of 2017” (H.R. 10).
  • Developed and executed the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Financial Services ongoing capital formation agenda, resulting in the enactment of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups or “JOBS” Act (P.L. 112-106).
  • Executed Republican strategy regarding oversight of the SEC, FASB, MSRB, PCAOB, SIPC, FINRA and self-regulatory organizations.
  • Managed and executed amendments made to Title VII of the Dodd-Frank Act contained in the FY 2015 and FY 2016 Appropriations Acts and TRIA Reauthorization Act of 2015.
  • Drafted the capital markets provisions of the “Financial CHOICE Act of 2016.”
  • Organized and crafted legislative alternatives and Republican opposition of the Dodd-Frank Act provisions including: advisors to private funds, Volcker Rule and securities (Titles IV, VI and IX); corporate governance (Titles IX and XV); derivatives (Title VII); Financial Market Utility (Title VIII); non-bank systemic designations (Title I); and the SEC’s structure and funding (Title IX).

Recognitions and Memberships

Memberships

  • District of Columbia Bar Association

Prior Positions

  • U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on Financial Services: Chief Counsel (2017 to 2019); Chief Securities Counsel (2016 to 2017); Senior Counsel (2007 to 2016)
  • Public Company Accounting Oversight Board: Associate Director, Government Relations (2006 to 2007)
  • New York Stock Exchange: Senior Counsel (2006); Special Counsel and Director of Public Affairs (2001 to 2005); Special Counsel (2000 to 2001); Counsel (1999 to 2000); Associate (1997 to 1999)

Admissions

  • District of Columbia

Education

  • J.D., University of Dayton School of Law, 1996
  • B.A., Boston College, 1993, cum laude