Amy Natterson Kroll counsels US and non-US financial institutions on US regulatory requirements and best practices related to broker and dealer activities. Clients seek Amy’s advice on, among other things, issues related to implementation of new regulations, such as the Volcker Rule and Municipal Advisor regulation; the acquisition and sale of broker-dealers; expansion of business and related regulatory requirements for financial institutions; and regulations related to the capital markets, such as research activities and research analysts, supervisory controls and internal controls, and cross-border securities activities. Amy also advises clients on the collateral consequences of enforcement, civil, and criminal actions. Amy has a specific interest in the issues central to regional full-service and mid-market broker-dealers.
Amy worked at the Securities and Exchange Commission twice. From 1997–1998 she was assistant general counsel (legislative and financial services) at the SEC, to which she had returned after five years in private practice counseling broker-dealers and other financial institutions. From 1984–1991, during her first tour of SEC service, she served in positions of increasing responsibility, first as an attorney-adviser in the division of Market Regulation (now the division of Trading & Markets), and subsequently as counsel to Commissioner Edward H. Fleischman and as senior special counsel in the division of Corporation Finance, Office of International Corporate Finance.
From 1998–2003, Amy was an independent consultant, focusing on issues confronted by non-US financial entities seeking to engage in broker-dealer activities in the United States. During that time, she also taught at the Washington College of Law, American University.
Amy frequently contributes to journals and speaks on topics of interest to broker-dealers. She previously served as a member of the NASDAQ Market Operations Committee. Prior to joining Morgan Lewis, Amy was a partner in the financial institutions regulatory, enforcement, and litigation practice at another international law firm.
Benjamin N Cardozo School of Law, 1983, Juris Doctor
Wesleyan University, 1980, Bachelor of Arts, Cum Laude
District of Columbia
Awards and Affiliations
Member, Practice Group of the Year, Asset Management, Law360 (2017)
Director, National Capital Poison Center, an independent, nonprofit organization that provides poison control services to residents of Washington, D.C., and its surrounding counties.
Ranked, Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business (2017)